Paneer is a fresh, unaged cheese common in Indian and Pakistani cuisine. Made from cow or buffalo milk, it has a mild flavor and a dense, crumbly texture that holds its shape when cooked. Paneer doesn't melt, making it ideal for dishes like saag paneer, paneer tikka, and various curries where it absorbs flavors beautifully.

Important Facts

Specific Origin Northern India, Pakistan
Milk Type Cow's or buffalo's milk
Milk Treatment Boiled
Texture Semisoft, crumbly
Flavor Mild, slightly milky
Aroma Very little aroma
Colors White
Forms Rectangles, immersed in chilled water
Age Fresh
Rennet Type Vinegar, lemon juice, yogurt, or buttermilk
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