Paneer. WTF?! Is there a way to make this stuff edible?

(18 Posts)
prepperpig Thu 07-May-15 20:09:15

For some reason, whilst in the cheese section of the supermarket I bought paneer. Not just one pack but two confused !

I have come home and googled what to do with it thinking yum I love cheese. Read that you can cook with it and that its a tasty snack and some people like to keep it in the fridge and nibble on chunks.

Upon opening I have discovered it was the precursor to polystyrene. Completely devoid of any flavour and as tempting for snack purposes as eating the plastic wrapping it came in.

Can it actually be turned into something delicious or have I just been conned by pretend cheese? angry

NoArmaniNoPunani Thu 07-May-15 20:11:42

Put it in a curry.

IvyWall Thu 07-May-15 20:12:19

We use it in saag paneer when we have curry

tethersend Thu 07-May-15 20:15:22

Mutter Paneer, it's delicious.

Hathall Thu 07-May-15 20:15:27

This is my favourite paneer recipe. Do less chillis though!
www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1583639/chili-paneer-

tethersend Thu 07-May-15 20:16:58

paneer kebabs

Greythorne Thu 07-May-15 20:18:45

Paneer pakora. Yummy.

MegTheCat Thu 07-May-15 20:19:56

Delicious in Indian food but you need a proper recipe. Saag paneer (spinach) and mattar paneer (with peas) are the ones I know. Madhur jaffrey's recipes are good but I'm sure there'll be loads if you google.

MegTheCat Thu 07-May-15 20:25:22

[ www.mykitchentable.co.uk/index.php/2010/12/madhur-jaffreyspinach-with-paneer-saag-paneer/ ]
Here is one

AlmaMartyr Thu 07-May-15 20:29:02

Wouldn't eat it on its own as a snack, but it is delicious in curry!

Hoppinggreen Thu 07-May-15 20:33:21

Cut into pieces, Coat it in spices and fry, then snack on it.
I love it

prepperpig Thu 07-May-15 21:19:39

Wow thanks everyone. I'll look through and give it a go!

lastqueenofscotland Sat 09-May-15 13:45:36

on its own it like chewing floor.

I think my favourite is sweet chilli paneer but i've only ever had it successfully in indian restaurants.

Mcnorton Sat 09-May-15 13:57:06

pea and paneer curry from bbc good food website. Yummy!

Tollygunge Sat 09-May-15 14:05:00

Amazing in curry

bilbodog Sat 09-May-15 15:01:48

try frying cubes in oil and then tossing in sesame seeds and adding it to salads a bit like you might cubes of Haloumi. It frys well because it doesn't melt and go soft.

MaraThonbar Sat 09-May-15 23:32:39

Oh, don't eat it raw - it's awful. Lots of good ideas here. Crucial to fry it.

BsshBosh Wed 13-May-15 00:57:24

I fry cubes of it in turmeric before adding to a curry of peas and tomatoes (mutter paneer curry). Just frying it in turmeric sweetens it and makes it delicious even without the curry.

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