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To think if I order paneer I don’t want bloody feta!

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Sexnotgender Mon 25-May-20 18:39:25

Why are supermarket substitutions not sensible?

I was so looking forward to my paneer makhani and now I can’t make it😔

First world problems I know.

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ArthurMrdr2 Mon 25-May-20 18:44:40

You could always make your own paneer.

CaptainButtock Mon 25-May-20 18:45:03

Mmmmmmm....paneer makhani ❤

DartmoorChef Mon 25-May-20 18:45:05

Feta is a great substitute for panneer and will work fine in that dish.

DartmoorChef Mon 25-May-20 18:46:19

www.currykitchen.com.au/panner-makhani-recipe/

Sexnotgender Mon 25-May-20 18:46:52

Feta is a great substitute for panneer

Really? I love paneer and am not particularly keen on feta. I can take a little feta but not much.

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emz771 Mon 25-May-20 18:47:14

It’s in Waitrose - and has been the whole of lockdown. I love it.

DeathMetalMum Mon 25-May-20 18:47:39

We were given double Gloucester for cheddar in our last order. hmm

Sexnotgender Mon 25-May-20 18:47:48

You could always make your own paneer.

Oooh, away to google...

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Floofboopsnootandbork Mon 25-May-20 18:48:00

Why are supermarket substitutions not sensible?

Feta for paneer is perfectly sensible substitute grin

7yo7yo Mon 25-May-20 18:48:09

Make it yourself? Milk and vinegar. Easy enough to do though a bit of a faff.

7yo7yo Mon 25-May-20 18:48:41

Then use the extra to make spring rolls.

FlamingoAndJohn Mon 25-May-20 18:48:50

Halloumi would have been a better sub I would think. Feta is too crumbly.

Sexnotgender Mon 25-May-20 18:49:24

It’s in Waitrose - and has been the whole of lockdown. I love it.

I got some last week thankfully, made makhani last night and saag aloo. We’re shielding though so get our one delivery per week and that’s it.

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DartmoorChef Mon 25-May-20 18:49:41

We were given double Gloucester for cheddar in our last order

Again that is a perfectly reasonable substitute. If they had sent cottage cheese then that would be different.

tabulahrasa Mon 25-May-20 18:49:42

Feta for paneer is a rubbish substitution, they taste completely different and cook differently... halloumi, maybe ... but not feta!

Wilberforce1 Mon 25-May-20 18:50:06

I got frozen peas instead of ice cubes last week from Sainsbury's! 🤷‍♀️

bumblingbovine49 Mon 25-May-20 18:50:15

Feta is definitely not a suitable alternative for paneer. Hallumi is better as you can use that in a curry . Feta is definitely not something I'd use to make a curry

Crikey0000 Mon 25-May-20 18:50:16

I got strong French caffeinated coffee as a substitute for mild decaf. I'd rather have had none.

Dontlickthetrolley Mon 25-May-20 18:52:23

I rejected £27 worth of substitutes from Morrisons last week. Am going back to Sainsbury click and collect!

AntiHop Mon 25-May-20 18:54:19

I'd be happy with that substitution. Yes it's a different cheese but if there's no paneer, I'd rather that than nothing at all.

emz771 Mon 25-May-20 18:54:39

Also do you have an Asian supermarket anywhere near you?

Sexnotgender Mon 25-May-20 18:57:20

I rejected £27 worth of substitutes from Morrisons last week

Asda won’t take substitutes back. I tried to reject their palm oil and sugar filled substitute for my lovely pip and nut peanut butter but couldn’t sad

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Sexnotgender Mon 25-May-20 18:58:34

Also do you have an Asian supermarket anywhere near you?

I wish!!

We’re shielding so not visiting shops right now but even normally our choice is rubbish.

I used to live somewhere with amazing ethnic shops and REALLY miss it.

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Sexnotgender Mon 25-May-20 18:59:19

I got strong French caffeinated coffee as a substitute for mild decaf.

That’s just stupid.

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