some of the following tips to make paneer fresh and soft.
The milk used to prepare paneer should be heated in a heavy-bottomed pan on medium flame.
Dissolve about quarter amount of teaspoon of fresh lemon juice in two table-spoons of water.
When the milk is just about to rise, pour this lemon water slowly into the milk and stir well with a wooden ladle.
The milk will start to curdle almost immediately. Keep stirring the milk till the paneer rises to the top, leaving a clear greenish liquid in the pan. Off the flame.
Strain the paneer in a clean cloth.To prevent the paneer from hardening or becoming rubbery, dip it in cold water for 10 minutes. Hang it for about for two hours to drain water completely. This process will surely make paneer very soft and fresh.