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1406 paneer recipes


Last Updated : Oct 25,2018





What is Paneer ?

Paneer is a type of fresh cheese that is believed to have originated in the Indian sub-continent. Also known as cottage cheese, it is used widely in Indian, oriental, continental, Persian and other cuisines. Its captivating succulence, soothingly fresh taste, and versatile absorption of flavors make it a brilliant addition to any recipe.

Be it a soft milky dessert, a refreshing salad, a flavorful subzi, pulao, roti or any other paneer creation, the secret of its success can be attributed to the quality of the paneer used. For this reason many people prefer to make their own paneer at home, even though it is readily available in supermarkets under varied brands. Homemade paneer is also easy to make, so why not give it a try?

How to make homemade paneer

1. First boil milk.
2. While it is still boiling, add some lemon juice to it gradually.
3. Turn off the flame and wait for a few minutes. You will see the milk curdling.
4. Once the milk has curdled, strain out the whey water using a muslin cloth. What remains on the cloth is crumbled paneer.
5. If you want solid paneer, place the paneer in the muslin cloth into a 125 mm. (5”) paneer mould or any other mould and press it with a lid.
6. After an hour, you can use the paneer, cubed or grated.

You can use the following two foolproof recipes to make perfect homemade paneer:
1. Made with Cow’s milk.
2. Made with Buffalo Milk Paneer

7 Tips to make perfect Paneer at home

1. Make sure you boil the milk well in a big, deep non-stick pan.
2. You must add the lemon juice when the milk is boiling or else it will not curdle well.
3. If you feel the paneer has not curdled sufficiently, turn on the flame and boil the milk for a minute or two more, stirring occasionally.
4. The milk has to curdle really well to get soft paneer
5. Once curdled, make sure you drain the water completely. You can even tie the paneer in a muslin cloth and hang it up for a little while to let the water drain completely.
6. To make perfect cubes of the paneer, you need the paneer mould or paneer press, which is readily available in all utensil shops. This will help you get a perfect shape and uniform thickness.
7. Always put a weight on the paneer once you have removed the excess water and shaped it using a paneer making vessel. You can use jugs or bowls filled with water to apply the required pressure on the paneer to compress it into a solid.

Paneer is good for you When a tasty ingredient is also found to be good for our health, it becomes a doubly delightful, guilt-free treat! Indeed, paneer offers a host of health benefits.
 

  4 reasons why Paneer is good for you?
1. Rich in Calcium, Paneer is good for our bones
2. It is a great source of Protein for vegetarians
3. Paneer has loads of Phosphorus, which helps build healthy bones and teeth.
4. It is also a good source of Vitamin A, which is important for healthy vision and cell growth.

It is not surprising then that paneer is so widely used in Indian cuisine. It is used to make not just parathas and subzis but also mouth-watering Indian desserts like kheer. It is also a delectable and attractive addition to soups, salads and stir-fries. Use a melon scooper to make round balls of paneer and add it to your salads to make it look tantalizing! In Punjab, where dairy products abound, paneer is used as such or combined with other ingredients to make delicious dishes like Paneer Paratha and Paneer Kulcha. Tongue-tickling Paneer Bhurji and lusciously rich Paneer Makhani are classic and timeless treats that are much-loved dishes in India, and will be enjoyed by many more generations to come! 

 

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Kadai Paneer Subzi
Recipe# 58
02 Oct 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Treat yourself to this fine subzi, made in traditional kadai paneer style, spiced up with an assortment of spices and pastes. The addition of dried fenugreek leaves gives the Kadai Paneer Subzi its characteristic taste, while capsicum and tomatoes complement the paneer well in texture, flavour a ....
Palak Paneer, How To Make Homemade Palak Paneer Recipe
Recipe# 30899
25 Oct 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Many of the best loved vegetarian Punjabi dishes are the ones where paneer is combined with a vegetable. Paneer is widely used and very popular in Punjab due to the abundance of milk and milk products in the area. This combination of spinach and paneer is no ....
Chilli Paneer
Recipe# 4127
13 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
The traditionally non-vegetarian dish viz. Chilli chicken is modified for vegetarians. This melt in the mouth starter flavoured with all the ethnic chinese flavours is an all time favourite that is really easy to prepare. Serve it as a starter or even as accompaniment for your main meal.
Achari Paneer
Recipe# 1736
06 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Achari paneer is an aromatic accompaniment, which imbibes its flavour from a mixture of seeds used in the seasoning. A simple mixture of curds, flour and a few spice powders forms the base of this delectable cottage cheese preparation. Try other recipes like A ....
Paneer Makhani Recipe
Recipe# 1494
31 May 18

 by Tarla Dalal
A favourite with most people while eating out at any Punjabi restaurant! paneer makhani as the name suggests is a very rich subzi from the lap of Punjab. It uses one of Punjabi cuisines most loved ingredients butter. In traditional Punjabi houses, the women folk make pure white butter from thick ....
Paneer Tikka Masala, Green Pea and Paneer Tikka Masala
Recipe# 7546
28 Mar 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Juicy green peas and chunky paneer are coated with a peppy mix of veggies and spice powders to make a tongue-tickling treat! A flavourful marinade of assorted spice powders and dried fenugreek leaves makes the succulent cubes of paneer quite exciting to bite into, while a readily-available Jain toma ....
Mutter Paneer Butter Masala
Recipe# 4322
16 May 13

 
by Tarla Dalal
Peas and cottage cheese are a made-for-each other duo, whatever be the style of preparation. A seemingly elaborate but actually easy recipe, Mutter Paneer Butter Masala is an ideal accompaniment for rotis and rice too. A masala paste sautéed in butter is further perked up with spice powders, tangy t ....
Paneer Tikka
Recipe# 2754
12 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
This Punjabi delicacy is one of the most popular starters in Indian restaurants. Cottage cheese and capsicum are marinated in a mix of classic Indian spices, strung into skewer sticks, and cooked in a wood-fir ....
Achaari Paneer Tikkas
Recipe# 4772
05 Jun 13

 by Tarla Dalal
An excitingly achaari formula to prepare paneer that is sure to set your taste buds on fire, albeit enjoyably. The Achaari Paneer Tikka features paneer cubes marinated in a wonderfully spicy mix of green chilli pickle, curds, garlic and a variety of aromatic seeds. As you toast each marinated paneer ....
Paneer in White Gravy
Recipe# 61
05 Jun 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Deliciously soft paneer in a rich and luscious gravy, which is sure to make your main course very, very special. The gravy features a rich onion-cashew paste, perked up with a special powder and whole spices. The red chillies and coriander seeds are powdered coarsely using a mortar-pestle, whi ....
Baby Corn Paneer Jalfrazie
Recipe# 1976
23 Jul 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Treat your taste buds to an exciting mélange of flavours and textures brought about by the interplay of succulent paneer, juicy baby corn and colourful capsicums with a traditional jalfrazie gravy. The gravy itself is a true tongue-tickler, featuring tomato in myriad tasty forms ranging from ....
Baby Corn and Paneer Subzi
Recipe# 6405
30 Oct 15

 
by Tarla Dalal
When your tongue yearns for something peppy and tangy, but you do not have much time to prepare an elaborate treat, the Baby Corn and Paneer Subzi is just what you need! With crunchy capsicums and spring onions for company, fresh baby corn and succulent paneer transform into a true delicacy. ....
Paneer Parathas, Punjabi Paneer Paratha
Recipe# 30912
21 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Paneer also known as cottage cheese is used in a variety of dishes world over. It forms a part of salads, main course dishes and even desserts in the form of cream cheese. Known as the Indian cheese, paneer is one of the most versatile ingredients available f ....
Cabbage and Paneer Rolls
Recipe# 1607
31 Aug 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
One of the wondrous snacks from Oriental cuisine, the Cabbage and Paneer Roll is a sumptuous treat with a peppy flavour. The crunch of grated cabbage and spring onions together with the succulence of crumbled paneer gives these rolls an awesome mouth-feel, while a dash of hot chilli sauce gives it a ....
Kadai Paneer (  Rotis and Subzis)
Recipe# 272
23 Sep 13

 
by Tarla Dalal
Here is one popular recipe that is there on almost every indian restaurant’s menu, all over the world! deep-fried paneer in tomato-based gravy, you can opt to make this mild or spicy as per your taste. However, try not to omit the capsicum and kasuri methi, because their sharp flavours complement th ....
Paneer Pulao, Quick Paneer Pulao Recipe
Recipe# 1747
16 Jun 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Long-grained basmati rice, pressure-cooked in tangy tomato-based gravy interspersed with spongy cottage cheese cubes, the paneer pulao is a toothsome treat that will delight your family and friends! Enjoy this pulao as it is or have it with
Tandoori Paneer Tikka
Recipe# 32950
03 Oct 18

 by Tarla Dalal
A party without tandoori party starters is truly incomplete! And of all such starters, the Tandoori Paneer Tikka is especially popular. The perfect blend of spices and smoky flavour of the marinated a ....
Chatakedar Paneer
Recipe# 32941
11 Jan 09

 by Tarla Dalal
A lip-smacking preparation of paneer that is sure to excite your taste buds. Perfectly suited to the expectations of desi food lovers, Chatakedar Paneer features succulent cottage cheese cubes enhanced with not just tangy tomatoes, dried fenugreek leaves and regular spice powders like chilli and cor ....
Achaari Paneer Tikka
Recipe# 32939
11 Jan 09

 by Tarla Dalal
Succulent cottage cheese in a pure desi avatar! Marinated in an intensely spicy achaari marinade, which reflects the flavour of green chilli pickle, the paneer cubes are arranged into a satay and cooked till perfectly crisp outside, soft inside, and flavourful through and through. The best part is t ....
Pahadi Paneer Tikka ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipe)
Recipe# 32712
16 May 14

 by Tarla Dalal
Think of the mountains, and you are immediately reminded of fresh scents, green sights and a crisp chill in the air. What would you like to eat in such a situation? Well, the Pahadi Paneer Tikka has it all. It features crisp and juicy veggies along with soft and luscious paneer, all of which have im ....
Paneer Tikka Kathi Roll ( Wraps and Rolls)
Recipe# 32615
03 Oct 18

 by Tarla Dalal
What an amazing roll this is! folks will keep popping into your kitchen even as you make this treat, lured by the aroma of paneer, onions and capsicum tossed in a spicy marinade. This all-time favourite and time-tested recipe will never fail you.
Paneer Pulao ( Pressure Cooker )
Recipe# 33366
16 Feb 11

 
by Tarla Dalal
Paneer pulao, neatly cut cubes of paneer, sautéed to golden brown colour and cooked with rice and spices. Rajma curry. The paneer cubes do not break even if pressure cooked hence venture to make this dish without any fear.
Achari Paneer Pulao Or How To Make Achari Cottage Cheese Rice Recipe
Recipe# 7555
20 Oct 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Paneer, marinated with achari spices like fennel and nigella is tossed together with rice, which is cooked to perfection with typical spices like cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and caraway. This gives the feeling of having a nice pulao with a mild pickle, but it comes in a single package, making it conv ....
Cabbage and Paneer Parathas
Recipe# 1481
25 Sep 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
You might not have ever thought of bringing together cabbage and paneer since both are rather bland in nature – once you try this recipe, you will realise how well they complement each other in flavour and texture. This paratha is a quick fix ideal for any day when you are in a rush. Serve hot ....
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