Paneer Substitute Ideas
Paneer is an Indian cheese used in many popular paneer recipes such as Palak Paneer, Paneer Tikka and Paneer Bhurji. It can also be used in a variety of Indian Fusion dishes such as Jalapeno Paneer Tacos and Chili Paneer Noodles.
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A good paneer substitute includes many or most of the characteristics of paneer:
– Not aged
– Does not melt
– Vegetarian (Paneer is animal rennet free)
– Hold its shape
Additionally, paneer can be:
– Fried / pan-fried
– Heated (soft paneer crumbles) to make Indian sweets
The best paneer substitutes include queso panela, queso blanco, and firm or extra-firm tofu (for a vegan option).
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