Do you like paneer dishes? Then you are at right place. Here you will find many quick and easy paneer recipes. So be ready with your appliances & ingredients and start cooking at home.
Paneer is one of the most preferred vegetarian foods in India, particularly in North India. There are so many mouth-watering dishes made of paneer. But if you have landed on this page accidentally or you do not have any idea about paneer then you can check this wiki page on paneer. This may help you to know more about this food.
In India, you can buy it very easily from any shop of sweets or dairy products. But if you are still interested to have fresh homemade paneer or you are residing outside India where paneer is not available in the market then you can make paneer very easily with few ingredients available at you home.
Some quick and easy paneer recipes
Some more quick and easy paneer recipes
Paneer masala: One of the most popular paneer dishes. It is a little bit spicy and extra chillies are added here but you can adjust chilli according to your taste.
Shahi paneer: Its name says many things about this food. Many aromatic spices are added to bring this shahi flavor and special taste in this paneer dish.
Mushroom soup with scrambled paneer: Ohh, it’s not particularly a paneer dish but it plays a leading role as an ingredient in this recipe. So paneer lovers must try this.
Paneer curry: This is another rich and of-course super delicious paneer dish. Here extra ginger and spices are used to make this dish tasty and different from any other paneer dishes.
Kadai paneer: Its name tells you that it is cooked in a kadai. So all spices and ingredients are fried perfectly as its bottom is extra flat. It is tasty and excellent when you enjoy it with matar pulao or roti.
Why paneer dishes are popular in India? Learn quick and easy paneer recipes
Paneer or cottage cheese is very very popular in India. Particularly in Northern states of India, people prefer paneer dishes in their everyday meal. Most of the vegetarian people live in those states, as it is said paneer or chhena (moisturized paneer) contains a significant amount of proteins; so it becomes a part of their normal diet. Paneer is one of the major sources of protein for them.
Paneer is not only healthy but also it is very delicious too. There are several dishes made of those white soft paneer. For every occasion and every moment, there are some paneer dishes what can work excellently. If you are looking for something dry or grilled food item then you can try paneer tikka, dry chili paneer, spicy grilled paneer, paneer pakoda and many more. If you want to have paneer dishes with spicy gravy so that you can enjoy with roti or rice then still you have a hundred options in paneer dishes. you can choose from kadai paneer, paneer butter masala, matar paneer, shahi paneer etc. This list does not end here, it is quite long as I said a hundred dishes. Each and every dishes are excellent and super tasty. If someone likes to have onion fewer paneer dishes then also you can pick such paneer dishes too.
Not happy yet because you want some sweet dishes too, then do not worry. You can have so many chhena made sweets. Chhena is nothing but moisturized paneer. Once you extract water from chhena and process to dry up this to give solid shape, then it is called as paneer. Bengal is famous for sweets made of chhena. Rasgulla, pantua, sandesh, kachgolla, chhena gaja are popular sweets made of chhena.
Which dishes are in the list of your favorites from these quick and easy paneer recipes?
Paneer kofta, paneer do pyaza, palak paneer, sweet paneer curry, paneer curry, achari paneer, shahi paneer, kadai paneer, paneer butter masala, paneer masala, paneer bhurji and many other dishes.
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Food story but not related to quick and easy paneer recipes, favorite paneer dish
This story is absolutely different from the content of this post but still, it is a story about food. It was interesting. I have some lotus plants in a bucket size pond and since last couples of days, I used to see some food inside that bucket which is actually full of water. Those foods are basically small pieces of biscuits, bread or rotis. Mostly it was roti. I thought anybody used to come and threw those foods into that bucket. Sometime I even saw some torn leaves which were spread here and there. Plants were small and just two months old. So I was a little worried. It was also quite shocking.
But yesterday I came to know the factual story behind this and I just laughed loudly. The culprit of this story was a poor crow who used to get some foods from somewhere but those are hard and not eatable. So that crow applied its intelligence and came to that bucket and dipped foods into the water and ate. Happy ending. 🙂