A collection of some of the Best Indian Paneer Recipes, including appetizers, wraps, curries, and stir-fry. This post also includes a detailed, step-by-step guide on how to make paneer at home, from scratch!
Whether you're looking to impress your guests, or cooking a quick and healthy meal at home, you will find a paneer recipe for every mood in here!
Wondering what can be made with paneer? You will love this collection of a variety of Indian dishes made using paneer.
But before we get into paneer recipes, let's learn a little about this popular firm Indian cottage cheese, and see what it tastes like.
What is Paneer?
Paneer is a fresh, non-melting, and non-aged cheese. It is made by curdling milk with acidic food, such as lemon juice, vinegar, yogurt, or buttermilk. Paneer, pronounced puh-neer, is referred to as Indian cottage cheese in English.
This soft and slightly chewy cheese has a very mild flavor and is spongy in texture. That makes it ideal for adding to curries, stir-fries, and stews since it soaks up the flavors within minutes!
Health Benefits of Paneer: Paneer is a great source of vegetarian protein, and is also rich in fat, iron, calcium, and magnesium.
Due to its rich taste and texture, paneer is a staple in many north-Indian homes and a must-have during celebrations. Let's check out some of the best Indian paneer Recipes.
How to Make Paneer at Home
Wondering how to make this cheese at home? Here's a complete guide, including step-by-step photos, using the Instant Pot or the stovetop:
Indian Paneer Recipes
Recipes with Paneer as One of the Ingredients
Adding paneer to vegetable curries or dishes is an easy and tasty way to add protein to your meal. Here are some dishes that taste great with paneer:
Common Questions for Paneer Recipes
Absolutely! Stir-frying is a quick and easy way to flavor paneer and add it to wraps, or enjoy it over a bowl of rice.
Yes! Since paneer is a non-melting cheese, it holds it's shape and can be cooked, grilled, air fried or broiled in the oven.
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