Indians have immense love for soft textured Paneer, especially Vegetarians! Paneer can be used to make different dishes such as Palak Paneer, Kadai Paneer, Matar Paneer, Paneer Butter Masala, Paneer Tikka Masala, Shahi Paneer and Paneer Jalfrezi. You will find these delicious Paneer dishes on most Indian restaurant menus.
Paneer, which is also called as Cottage Cheese is the most common type of cheese used in the Indian subcontinent especially in North India and Eastern India. In the Eastern subcontinent, it is referred to as Chenna. Paneer is a good source of Protein, Vitamin B12, Potassium and Selenium, and a very good source of Vitamin D, Riboflavin, Calcium and Phosphorus, therefore it is very important to include it in your everyday meals.
Paneer is a fresh cheese made by curdling milk using an acidic food ingredient like lemon juice, vinegar, curd and buttermilk. No aging or culturing is required and you can eat it straight away. Paneer is very easy to make at home and you can follow Homemade Paneer Recipe to make fresh Paneer at home. Homemade Paneer can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days in an airtight container. If you can't make Paneer at home, you can always buy Paneer from market.
It can be made into a dry sabzi or gravy recipe and combined with various vegetables like Peas, Potato, Capsicum, Spinach or Mushrooms. Since Paneer has a mild flavour of its own it can be combined with any spices to make it more tasty. Palak Paneer is a favourite with all and as spinach is available throughout the year you can make it anytime you like. It is a quick recipe to make and is full of nutrition, as it is high in Protein as well as Iron.
You must try our Paneer Stuffed Mushroom Masala Recipe which is a lip smacking dish of rich Paneer stuffed into Button Mushrooms, and the mushrooms are dunked in a flavourful spicy tomato gravy. Great to be served at dinner parties or just as a weekend meal.
Kadai Paneer Recipe is a delicious North Indian dish that is made from fresh homemade Paneer and sauteed with Green Bell Peppers, dried fenugreek leaves and the cardamom. It is a great party food. Shahi Paneer is a Mughlai Paneer dish which is also a great recipe to make when you have guests over.
Matar Paneer Recipe is homely comfort food and it can be packed into your office or kids lunch boxes. Paneer Bhurji Recipe can be served for breakfast. lunch or dinner with pav or roti and paratha and it's so simple to make. Minimally spiced it is healthy and everyone in the family usually loved it.
So if you are looking to make any Paneer dish for your everyday meals, then do try our delicious and mouthwatering Paneer Recipes for lunch, dinner, family get together or any other special occasion.