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Cottage Cheese or Paneer, as it is popularly known in the Indian households tastes good in almost every form. However, if cooked well, its taste enhances manifolds. Most of us stick to just two or three paneer recipes even though there are several ways in which it can be prepared.
Here are 10 yummy-licious paneer recipes that will leave you wanting for more. Try these out and see how your family goes ga ga over you!
Chilli Paneer Dry
This is a good option if you are looking for a hot spicy dish as a starter. Finely cut paneer cubes are marinated, deep fried and mixed with a scrumptious mixture of onion, capsicum and various sauces to prepare this mouth-watering dish. Chinese fried rice and Chilli Paneer make for a great combination.
One of the most loved paneer dishes, Shahi Paneer is known for its delectable taste. Paneer cubes cooked thoroughly in onion, almond and cashew gravy is simply hard to resist. It tastes best with butter naan. It is even served with tandoori, tawa, rumali roti and rice.
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Grated cheese cooked with chopped onions, tomatoes and green chillies makes for a good side dish. Easy to cook, paneer bhurji can be prepared in just about 15 minutes. Garnish it with chopped coriander and serve hot with chapattis.
Paneer Makhani Biryani
Rice lovers must try this flavorsome biryani. Paneer cubes, onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and whole spices are roasted in ghee and added to cooked rice to prepare this mouth-watering cuisine. Cashew paste and cream is added to enhance its taste.
Paneer Butter Masala
Medium sized paneer cubes are cooked in tomato, ginger, green chilli and cashew gravy and various spices are added to come up with this delicious cuisine. Fresh cream and finely chopped coriander leaves are used to garnish it. This paneer recipe is loved with butter naan as well as chapattis.
A delicious snack item, Paneer Tikka is easy to prepare and delicious to eat. Big paneer cubes are marinated and grilled or cooked on a tawa to prepare this delectable snack. It is a hot favorite in barbeques. Mint chutney adds to its taste.
Another delicious paneer recipe, this one requires comparatively longer to prepare. However, the time invested is certainly worth it. Soft paneer koftas are mixed well with creamy gravy to prepare this delectable dish. It is loved with chapattis and rice alike.
Another famous paneer recipe, this one is a spicy mix of cottage cheese and capsicum. If you are looking for a change from the usual paneer recipes then this is a good option. It is loved for its tangy taste. Serve it with naan, tandoori roti or tawa roti.
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To go with all those delicious gravies or sabjis, paneer bhatura is just a perfect bread. Just imagine, hot puris and that too stuffed with creamy paneer! Mouthwatering isn’t it? All you have to do is to make stuffing of paneer spiced up with green chillies, garam masala and a few other ingredients and fill it in the dough for puri before deep frying.
A mix of paneer, Chinese flavours, capsicum, corn flour, aginomota and a few other ingredients, Paneer Manchurian is loved by all age groups. This Indo-Chinese cuisine is easy to prepare and is loved with Chinese Fried Rice, Noodles as well as with chapati.
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