I love the aroma, the silky smooth feel of fresh cottage cheese on my fingers, and its grainy feeling in my tongue!! Oh! So divine!!
See my paneer section for more recipes (only one right now!), and how to make paneer at home! Now for the ritual ‘a little about’ section – I must get some new facts this time!!
- Paneer supplies 15% protein, 22%fat, 5% carbohydrate, and 280kcal of energy per100gm. (Source:http://www.bawarchi.com/)
- The most commonly known thing – It is great source of calcium – so why not just cream it, add some sugar and feed your little ones with it. Even mashed dates mixed with creamed cottage cheese taste excellent – I know because I have tried them!!
- It is also a good protein source (More muscle!!)
- I just learnt this from Hungryzone.com – Paneer can prevent stomach disorders and even help with your bones as you get older, especially in women.It also helps in lower, back and joint pain.
Paneer / cottage cheese – from 1l cow’s milk – How to make it?
(Crumble to resemble bread crumbs)
Onion – 2 medium sized (Chopped ffffine!)
Tomatoes – 2 medium sized (Chpped roughly)
Ginger – An inch – grated
Garlic – 3 pods grated (I haven’t used it)
Oil – 1tbsp.
Salt – to taste
Green chillies – As you like it – chopped fine or slit lengthwise!- I used 1 small halved.
Jeera/Cumin seeds – 1 tsp.
Ajwain / Carom seeds – 1 tsp.
Saunf / Aniseeds – 1/2tsp.
Red chilli powder – As you like it – I used 1tsp.
Haldi / Turmeric powder – 1/2tsp.
Dhania / Coriander leaves – 2tbsp. (Chopped roughly)
1. Heat oil. Crackle cumin seeds and ajwain. Add green chillies, garlic and ginger. Saute till the garlic turns brown. Add saunf followed by onions.
2. Saute till onions turn transparent or brown – the way you love them.
Garnish with coriander (squeeze half a lime if you like it tangy) and serve immediately with any flat bread. It is tasty as a sandwich filling also.
You can add a tbsp to your sprouts salad like I did in my son’s short break healthy snack!