Kashmiri Lal Paneer (Red Cottage Cheese)


Kashmiri Red Paneer is a very famous dish known for its exotic flavours and taste, infused with the aroma of spices like Cardamom, Cinnamon and Pepper Corns.

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Objective: Learn how to cook Lal Paneer (Red Cottage Cheese):

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes

Total time: 25-30 minutes

Servings: 4-5

Cuisine: Indian (Kashmiri)

Video: See the video here for step by step preparation for Red Paneer (Lal Paneer)

Video duration: 12:01 minutes.

Kashmiri Lal Paneer (Red Paneer)


Recipe Specific Ingredients:

Cottage Cheese: 500 Gms

Spice Ingredients:

Asafoetida: 1 pinch

Cumin Seeds: 1 tea spoon

Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp

Fennel Powder: 2 tea spoons

Ginger Powder: 1 /2 tsp

Pepper Corn: 1 tsp

Big Cardamom: 5-6 Pieces

Cinnamon: 2 pieces of 1 inc

Bay leaves: 2

Cloves: 3-4

Basic Ingedients:

Salt: 1 tsp (as per taste)

Kashmiri Red chilly Powder: 2 tsp

Mustard Oil: 1 spoon for cooking

Mustard Oil: 5-6 spoons for deep frying

How to Do Preparation for making Peela Paneer:

Wash the cottage cheese with fresh water.

Cut the cheese into pieces/slices.

Fry them in a pan till they turn golden brown in colour and take them out in a bowl of water. This way cheese will remain soft and also the extra oil will be drained.

How to make Peela paneer:

Heat some oil in a pan.

Add a pinch of Asafoetida, 1 tsp of cumin seeds, 2 big cardamoms, 1 inch cinnamon, 3 cloves and 2 bay leaves and saute them well.

Add little water to it.

Add 2 tsp Kashmiri red Chilly Powder and mix well.

Add 2 tsp fennel powder, 1/2 Ginger powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp salt and mix well.

Add 1/2 more water and let it boil.

Add the fried cheese into the pan and mix well. Discard the extra water.

Let it boil for 4-5 minutes.

Add the grinded spices to it.

Add 2-3 green cardamoms and mix well.

Cover the lid and simmer it for 4-5 minutes. Adjust the gravy as per your taste.

It is ready to serve. It goes well with rice. Chapatis will also do.

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