If you haven't tried paneer cheese, you are missing out on one of the tastiest delights of Indian cuisine. This versatile unripened cheese can be used in a variety of dishes, including soups, salads, main dishes, and even desserts. It has a texture much like firm tofu or ricotta and unlike many other cheeses, does not melt during the cooking process. It is readily available at Indian grocery stores, though you can also make it yourself. Because it has a fairly mild taste, it takes on the flavoring of the ingredients it is paired with.
Also known as tikkis, vegetable cutlets — often bound together with bread soaked in milk — are a popular treat in India. Serve with a chutney or sauce such as hot green chili sauce.
|Baked Paneer and Chickpea Cutlets|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on April 22, 2008
Soft and spicy chickpea, potato and vegetable patties with paneer cheese, baked to a golden brown