Peela Paneer (Yellow Cottage Cheese) is favourite dish of many. It is quite popular in Kashmir. Now has gained its popularity across India due to its aroma and is a treat to your taste buds.
Objective: Learn how to cook Yellow Cottage Cheese (Peela Paneer):
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
Total time: 25-30 minutes
Cuisine: Indian (Kashmiri)
Video: See the video here for step by step preparation for Peela Paneer (Yellow Cottage cheese):
Video duration: 06:09 minutes.
Recipe Specific Ingredients:
Cottage Cheese: 500 Gms
Milk: 1 Cup
Asafoetida: 1 pinch
Cumin Seeds: 1 tea spoon
Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp
Fennel Powder: 2 tea spoons
Pepper Corn: 1 tsp
Big Cardamom: 5-6 Pieces
Cinnamon: 2 pieces of 1 inc
Bay leaves: 2
Salt: 1 tsp (as per taste)
Green Chilies: 3-4
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 slight golden 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 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp salt and mix well.
Add 1/2 more water and let it boil.
Add green chilies to it.
Add the fried cheese into the pan and mix well. Discard the water of the bowl.
Let it boil for 4-5 minutes.
Add the grinded spices to it.
Add 2-3 green cardamoms and simmer it for 2-3 minutes
Add a cup of milk and let it come to boil again. It will thicken the gravy and also enhance its taste.
It is ready to serve. It goes well with rice. Chapatis will also do.
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