Thursday, July 26, 2012

Did You Know the Perfect Paneer Substitute?

Did you know the perfect paneer substitute?

I make a spinach curry that we all enjoy, but have had a hard time finding a substitute for the "paneer" (Indian cheese, similar to ricotta.) I have tried hard white cheddar, aged cheddar, even made my own paneer (not a great success.) But today I found this blog recommending the perfect sub for paneer. I went to the Latino market to make sure I got the right thing and sure enough found the recommended queso fresco. It worked out really well. I was even able to fry it for a few seconds without it getting too mushy or melting. It didn't even start to melt when I put it in the curry sauce. The taste was just right for us. I think the grocery store will likely have the queso fresco as well, making this dish even easier to make.


7 comments:

wild click said...

Thanks much ! I have been using firm tofu but as you've suggested, Queso Blanco (White Cheese) at least needs to be given a shot ! :-)

nanaverm said...

Thanks! I was wondering, too.

nanaverm said...

Thanks! I was wondering, too.

Rich said...

Queso de Frier is a good Spanish cheese that would work as a paneer substitute. It is meant to be fried, and it does not melt.

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