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Paneer (Cottage Cheese)

Also Known As : Cottage Cheese


Taste Profile

It has mild salty taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Paneer can be used for making snacks, main dishes, added to vegetables and salads.

Common names and forms

  1. Chhena (Cottage Cheese)
  2. Cottage Cheese
  3. Cottage Cheese (Chena)
  4. Cottage Cheese Solid
  5. For Marinated paneer
  6. For stuffing Grated paneer
  7. Grated paneer
  8. Indian Cottage Cheese
  9. Milk Solids (Channa)
  10. Paneer
  11. Paneer Dodi
  12. Paneer Filling
  13. Paneer sticks


Paneer is made by curdling milk with acids like lemon juice, vinegar. It is non melting farmer cheese.

Health benefits

  • Paneer is a great source of protein.(1)
  • It contains calcium which is very good for teeth and bones.(1)
  • It is packed with magnesium which helps in maintaining blood sugar levels.(1)

Selection Guide

Prefer choosing freshly made paneer, as it will be soft and moist.


Indian cottage cheese may trigger kidney problems. Lactose intolerants must not consume as it will cause gastrointestinal discomfort and it might also elevate blood pressure.(2)

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