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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

Indian grocery stores, such as Art of the Food at Oerlikon, Zurich sell readymade Paneer.
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

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Or make your own. Its incredibly easy and a lot cheaper.
www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/paneer_86451
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Hey - you know it is actually really easy to make. Just requires milk and something acidic like lemon juice or a vinegar.
I find it very difficult to get the consistency just right.It ends up dry and hard, or soft and flaky - rarely creamy and consistent. Also, i feel bad about throwing away all that whey.
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Indian grocery stores, such as Art of the Food at Oerlikon, Zurich sell readymade Paneer.
https://www.coopathome.ch/de/superma...neer/p/4707479

But much better to do it yourself

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbYRKRZIVV8&t=25s
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

Anyone here who is fond of a good recipe that needs paneer and cares to share it?

(sorry OP, didn't want to start another thread)
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Anyone here who is fond of a good recipe that needs paneer and cares to share it?

(sorry OP, didn't want to start another thread)
One of our favourite side dishes is Mutter Paneer. Slice the paneer into 1-2cm blocks, then fry in a little oil to brown slightly. Important at this stage not to move it around too much, otherwise it tends to break up. Then add to a curry sauce, fairly standard cooking thereof with onions, spices and tomatoes, simmer for a while and add frozen garden peas towards the end of cooking, and lots of fresh coriander.

We often use "grillkase" of some sort instead of paneer, which can work quite well but is incredibly variable. If it melts when you fry it then it's not got the proper paneer consistency, but it will be nice anyway.

Edit: thousands of online recipes, often using a different spelling https://duckduckgo.com/&q=matar%20paneer
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Has Paneer any likeness to Halloumi?
Very similar imo. Often use it as a substitute. Although most Indian shops do have paneer, halloumi is much cheaper (also much better than any grill cheese that is not halloumi).

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This isn't very helpful to what you are asking directly but - Cottage cheese is almost the same as Indian Paneer.
Cottage cheese is absolutely nothing like paneer.
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Hi all,

Do any of the 'normal' chains (coop / migros / manor / denner / aldi / lidl etc) sell Tofu at a not-boutique-store-atrocious price? And... any chance of finding ready made Indian Paneer?

I know about the aggarwal shops in Bern / Zurich, but i'm hoping to find something nearer to home...Fribourg, maybe.

Thanks all.
There are plenty of Indian supermarkets in Zürich where they sell paneer. I have bought several times. I recommend it.
https://www.aggarwal.ch/

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Anyone here who is fond of a good recipe that needs paneer and cares to share it?

(sorry OP, didn't want to start another thread)
Palak Paneer (all time fav)- https://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/palak-paneer/
Mutter Paneer ( Mutter means Peas) - https://www.indianhealthyrecipes.com...mutter-masala/

Have fun cooking

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Cottage cheese is absolutely nothing like paneer.
It's a question of definition - many people would claim that paneer _is_ cottage cheese, in that it's simply heated separated curds. The difference between it and what you may think of as cottage cheese is just that it's been strained and pressed to a denser consistency.
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

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Very similar imo. Often use it as a substitute. Although most Indian shops do have paneer, halloumi is much cheaper (also much better than any grill cheese that is not halloumi).

I use halloumi too. It works pretty well in Palak paneer.

On the subject of Indian shops, I was shocked to discover the Indian food shop near Löwenplatz had closed down (is now a another barber's shop).

I'm sure they suffered due to the lack of Indian visitors to Luzern.

Does anyone know if it moved somewhere else (cheaper location perhaps) in Luzern?
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

@Ace1, @Redfrill,

Thanks a lot, guys!
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@Ace1, @Redfrill,

Thanks a lot, guys!
BBC Good Food has some decent recipes. I've recently done both the saag and matar versions from this, both good,

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/...paneer-recipes
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

With respect to Tofu, we find that Aldi stocks the cheapest one around.
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

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I was at one of the bigger Migros stores this week and took a picture of the cheese i described above. As you see in the image, the correct name of the cheese is Zigerkase.

Ziger is made from whey. It is a bit like ricotta (which is also made from whey) and obviously an ingredient of the deliciously sweet Zigerkrapfen, one of the traditional fried Fasnacht pastries. In the past the pastry was only available till Ash Wednesday, but this days it is available year round like the Berliner, even during lent, which is originally also a Fasnachts pastry.

Unfortunately Ziger is not available in all Migros regions.

The stinky cousin of Ziger is the Schabziger. Do not confuse the two, but enjoy both.
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

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Cottage cheese is absolutely nothing like paneer.
I'm surprised, imho halloumi tastes nothing like paneer either...Usually, halloumi is made from goat and sheep milk, and paneer from cow milk, they are made by completely different processes (acid vs rennet addition), halloumi has a lot of added salt while paneer most of the times is not salty at all. The only similarity I would see are properties when heated up, i.e. they don't melt. Not saying that you can't substitute one for the other, but I would suggest adjusting recipes to account for the different saltiness/taste. Agreed on cottage cheese.
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I'm surprised, imho halloumi tastes nothing like paneer either...Usually, halloumi is made from goat and sheep milk, and paneer from cow milk, they are made by completely different processes (acid vs rennet addition), halloumi has a lot of added salt while paneer most of the times is not salty at all. The only similarity I would see are properties when heated up, i.e. they don't melt. Not saying that you can't substitute one for the other, but I would suggest adjusting recipes to account for the different saltiness/taste. Agreed on cottage cheese.
The halloumi you get here is usually cows milk which clearly has a huge impact on taste
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With respect to Tofu, we find that Aldi stocks the cheapest one around.
Well I would never buy from Aldi. I make my own paneer. Its easy to make
https://www.indianhealthyrecipes.com...cubes-at-home/
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

I think Serac is the closest to Paneer. Find Swiss Cottage Cheese to be quite different and Halloumi is not like paneer at all.
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

I like to use Paneer in a Kheema. I make my own but just saw Coop carries it.
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Well I would never buy from Aldi.
I find it funny when people write that.

So often, when a food product is contaminated and requires a recall, the recall is for that product from Aldi, Lidl, Denner, Migros and CO-OP and sometimes Manor too.

Sure there are some items in Aldi that are pretty rank but that's the same for most supermarkets.
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I use halloumi too. It works pretty well in Palak paneer.

On the subject of Indian shops, I was shocked to discover the Indian food shop near Löwenplatz had closed down (is now a another barber's shop).

I'm sure they suffered due to the lack of Indian visitors to Luzern.

Does anyone know if it moved somewhere else (cheaper location perhaps) in Luzern?
Here is the address details of the shop in Lucerne
https://nur-asian-super-shop.business.site/

Or you could order it online here
https://www.cnpmarket.ch/
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