Kashmiri Style Chaman Recipe-Qaliya Cottage Cheese Curry

A creamy cottage cheese curry scented with fennel and cardamom. It is very aromatic curry that is cooked in milk and flavoured with Kashmiri spices. It will make a perfect vegetarian side dish that can go along with steamed rice and naan.

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Kashmiri Style Chaman Recipe-Qaliya Cottage Cheese Curry
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Chaman Qaliya is a creamy cottage cheese curry scented with fennel and cardamom that belongs to Kashmiri Cuisine. An aromatic curry that is cooked in milk and flavoured with Kashmiri spices is a perfect vegetarian side dish commonly served on special occasions in the valley.

The Kashmiris mostly rely on non vegetarian food , expect the pandits. The vegetarians have a very few options left. They mostly eat Lotus stem, Potatoes or Paneer. Hence the Kashmiri cuisine carries a variety of Paneer dishes out of which one most exotic curry is Chaman Qaliya. The lemon yellow coloured gravy is slow cooked with paneer and gets it's exotic colour by adding saffron and turmeric. The curry is easy to cook and has mild flavours. Healthy and very appetizing as well. 

Serve Kashmiri Style Chaman Recipe with Kashmiri Kesar Pulao or Homemade Butter Naan for a nice lunch.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Paneer recipes such as : 

  1. Mutter Paneer
  2. Paneer Kalimirch
  3. Achari Paneer Tikka

 

Cuisine: Kashmiri
Course: Dinner
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

25 M

Total in

45 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 500 grams Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , cut into 1
  • Mustard oil , or refined oil as required
  • 2 to 3 Saffron strands
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 4 Cloves (Laung)
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 tablespoons Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 3 tablespoons Fennel Powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , for garnish

How to make Kashmiri Style Chaman Recipe-Qaliya Cottage Cheese Curry

  1. To begin making the Kashmiri Style Chaman Recipe, firstly heat oil in a wok/kadai and add bay leaf, cinnamon and cloves.

  2. Add water to the wok and as it comes to boil, add turmeric powder, cinnamon powder, salt and fennel powder and mix.

  3. Let the gravy boil and reduced a little. Now add paneer pieces and cook till paneer turns soft and the curry starts to thicken.

  4. Add 1 cup of whole fat milk and saffron, stir well and cook till required consistency.

  5. Now add cardamom powder and turn off the gas.

  6. Garnish Kashmiri Style Chaman with fresh chopped coriander and it is ready to be served.

  7. Serve Kashmiri Style Chaman Recipe with Kashmiri Kesar Pulao or Homemade Butter Naan for a nice lunch.

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Last Modified On Wednesday, 30 January 2019 16:31
     
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