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Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

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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.

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

Migros sells tofu, it's in the pre-wrapped cheese section. Don't have any in the 'fridge at the moment but I think it's around 3 francs for a block big enough to feed two.
I'd expect Coop and Manor to have it too.
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

Any asian shop in Fribourg would sell tofu, I assume.
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

Can find tofu near the quorn section on co-op iirc
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

This isn't very helpful to what you are asking directly but - Cottage cheese is almost the same as Indian Paneer. The Paneer is more dry and does not lose consistency or shape even in hot, well cooked dishes.
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

Almost all Coops sell paneer and tofu at least in Zurich. Next to other vegetarian/soy based items. Price, well Switzerland.
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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. The Paneer is more dry and does not lose consistency or shape even in hot, well cooked dishes.
All the other cheeses melt
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

Coop la Maladière in Neuchâtel carries Paneer (near Tofu and other vegetarian dishes). I guess that other larger Coop in Switzerland carry Paneer as well.
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

it's part of the karma line, you should find it in any not-small coop. 3.60 chf
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

Has Paneer any likeness to Halloumi?
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

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Hi all,

And... any chance of finding ready made Indian Paneer?
To cook paneer dishes, we get cheese from the fresh cheese counters in Migros called Ziegenkase/Magerkase. It tastes similar to paneer and does not melt when fried or when cooked with gravy. The cheese is usually available in large Migros stores having the fresh cheese section like the one in MParc Dreispitz or in Migros Claramarkt (both in Basel). I have not seen it in smaller stores.

It costs about 1.2 CHF per 100 gms (cheap compared to other stores) and one can buy as much as one needs.

I do not have any at home right now, but will try to get it in the next few days and post a picture of the label.
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

Getting hungryyyyyy, going to try some Indian dishes with Gbejna instead of Paneer.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%A0bejna
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

You can buy paneer in any barkat store. I am not sure whether they are as common in fribourg as they are in Zurich
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

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To cook paneer dishes, we get cheese from the fresh cheese counters in Migros called Zigerkase. It tastes similar to paneer and does not melt when fried or when cooked with gravy. The cheese is usually available in large Migros stores having the fresh cheese section like the one in MParc Dreispitz or in Migros Claramarkt (both in Basel). I have not seen it in smaller stores.

It costs about 1.2 CHF per 100 gms (cheap compared to other stores) and one can buy as much as one needs.

I do not have any at home right now, but will try to get it in the next few days and post a picture of the label.
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.
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

try this one:

A Châu Trading AG
Könizstrasse 221
3097 Liebefeld/BE

Phone 031 971 38 71
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

Or make your own. Its incredibly easy and a lot cheaper.
www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/paneer_86451
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

Yup... found Indian bio paneer in Coop in Olten. In every Indian grocery store too.
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

I know near me in Adliswil Namastey India grocery shop.
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

I have seen Indian paneer at Akkara Asian Shop at Lorrainestrasse 15, 3013 Bern. Not too far from Fribourg.
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Re: Where to find readymade Indian Paneer or even tofu?

Hey - you know it is actually really easy to make. Just requires milk and something acidic like lemon juice or a vinegar.
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