All About Soft Goat Milk Paneer
Indian cuisine is one of the most diverse cuisines in the world, with numerous regional variations. Paneer is a popular ingredient used in Indian recipes and has many variations. Paneer has been a most popular and loved Indian dairy product for over five centuries, and it continues to grow in popularity. Paneer is made from cottage cheese, an unpasteurized form of milk. Paneer can be derived from various milk sources, such as cow, buffalo, and goat milk. Paneer is available as a dairy product across the country, but its roots are found in northern India. Here’s everything you need to know about this delicious dairy alternative made from goat milk.
- What Is Paneer?
Paneer is a type of curd produced from goat milk. The word Paneer also means “to pound”, which is attributed to how the curd is made. Since the milk is first fermented by the bacteria in it and then strained, it creates a sour and strong-tasting whey. It is then mixed with a unique starter culture to produce the final product – Paneer!
- Health Benefits of Goat Milk Paneer
Got milk Paneer is lactose-free and has high calcium and potassium content, making it a great addition to your diet for maintaining a healthy heart and blood pressure. Since it is an unfermented dairy product, it is also low in sugars which are great for people with diabetes. Healthy fats such as CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) and Vitamin A are present in unfermented dairy products such as Paneer, making them a great addition to your diet for maintaining a healthy body and hair. Paneer is also a great source of protein. Therefore, it is a perfect replacement for meat or fish when trying to reduce your meat intake.
Recipes using Goat Milk Paneer
- Palak Paneer using Goat Milk
- 150 g of Courtyard Farms Goat Milk Paneer
- 800 g of fresh spinach
- One onion
- Two garlic cloves
- One piece of fresh ginger (3 cm)
- Fresh coriander
- 1 tsp of turmeric
- 1 tsp of red chilli powder
- 2 tsp of cumin
- Ghee (use Courtyard Farms Pure Ghee)
- Salt & Pepper
- Mince the onion, crush the garlic and dice the ginger.
- Fry till brown in a pan for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Add the coriander, turmeric, cumin and pepper.
- Cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the spinach, and combine it with all the ingredients.
- Cover and reduce to low heat.
- Cook for 10 minutes.
- Sprinkle a pinch of sugar, salt and pepper.
- Stir, and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add Paneer (diced)
- Serve it hot with bread or aromatic rice.
- Tiranga Paneer Salad - Tiranga Paneer Salad is a delicious Indian riff on the classic Italian Caprese salad.
- Two tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 200 grams of Courtyard Farm’s goat milk paneer, cut into 2x2x¼-inch diced
- Salt as per taste
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons mild red chilli powder
- 1 1⁄2 tomato, sliced (8 slices) into ¼-inch thick rounds
- Four teaspoons of green chutney (coriander and mint chutney)
- Chaat masala as per taste
- One green chilli, fresh, chopped
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons goat milk ghee
- One teaspoon of cumin seeds (jeera)
Place frying pan on medium heat; pour in the oil. Once hot, carefully place Paneer in the pan in a single layer. Do not overcrowd the pan. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and red chilli powder. Turn the Paneer cubes after they have turned brown and repeat for the other side. Remove Paneer cubes and. repeat for remaining paneer slices. Set it aside.
In the same skillet, pan fry the tomato slices. Sprinkle a large pinch of salt and red chilli powder, till slightly charred on both sides, about 2 minutes in all. Remove and set aside.
Lay the cooked paneer slices on a serving platter. Spread ½ teaspoon green chutney on every piece and top with one slice of fried tomato each. Sprinkle chopped green chillies, chaat masala, and salt to taste.
Add ghee to a small kadhai or tempering pan, and toss in cumin seeds once hot. Stir it and fry till aromatic. Be careful not to let the cumin burn. Quick and carefully pour this tempering over the paneer salad. Serve immediately. It is time to get off the fence and get on the goat milk wagon! We are sure you will fall in love with Courtyard Farm’s Goat Milk Paneer and experience the rich flavour of goat milk paneer. Goat milk is rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins, making it the perfect choice for people with lactose intolerance. It is lighter in calories and has lower amounts of lactose than cow milk, making it better for weight loss. So, make this delicious Indian delicacy a part of your diet and enjoy the rich and creamy experience.