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3 Simple, Nutritious Paneer Recipes

3 Simple, Nutritious Paneer Recipes

Harness the goodness of homemade cottage cheese (paneer) with these recipes. They’re ready in minutes, and a good source of protein and essential nutrients.

3-Minute Chilli Garlic Paneer

  • 1 cup paneer, boiled and cubed
  • 1 heaped tsp. garlic
  • Slit green chillies (one or more)
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped finely
  • Salt and paprika to taste

Heat the oil in a pan. Tip in the green chilli and garlic, fry for about a minute.

Add the paneer, salt and paprika. Fry for a few minutes on medium heat, till the paneer turns light golden. Sprinkle cilantro leaves on top, and enjoy hot with bread or chapati. Tastes great as a side with rice and dal, too.

Quick Paneer Scrambled on Toast

  • 1 cup paneer, crumbled
  • ˝ onion, finely chopped
  • ˝ tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. mixed fresh mint and cilantro leaves, finely chopped

Put the butter and oil together in a pan, and heat to just below smoking point. Fry the onions and tomatoes in the butter-oil, and add the crumbled paneer after 2 minutes. Give it a good toss, and add the rest of the ingredients. Serve hot on toast.

Superfast Bell Pepper-Paneer Stir-Fry

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil/vegetable oil
  • 1 big cup mixed bell peppers (green, yellow and red), de-seeded and sliced lengthwise
  • 1 onion, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 cup paneer, sliced into long fingers
  • 5 to 6 cloves of garlic, sliced lengthwise
  • A few black peppercorns, roughly crushed
  • Salt to taste

Toss everything together in the pan, once you’ve heated the oil. Fry for three minutes. That’s it! This is a stunner of a dish, both in terms of looks and taste. Enjoy!


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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).


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2:40AM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

very yummy!

5:27AM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

thanks for the recipes, vego's can substitute tofu for paneer.

2:53AM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

Thank you...!!

12:20PM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

Grazie per la ricetta.

2:28AM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

I've tried paneer several times. I also like that you can BBQ it on a kebab with veggies, because paneer doesn't melt. And paneer and spinach is really tasty.

Thanks for the ideas, Shubhra, the picture looks mouth-watering. I enjoy your articles ....

6:39PM PDT on Aug 10, 2012

They sound good. I raise goats and make panir from the goat milk.

6:39PM PDT on Aug 10, 2012

They sound good. I raise goats and make panir from the goat milk.

3:38PM PDT on Aug 10, 2012


11:03AM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

This sounds good with tofu, I will try that, thanks.

5:04AM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

thanks for the info

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