Definition of paneer in English:


Line breaks: pa¦neer
Pronunciation: /paˈnɪə
(also panir)


[mass noun]
  • A type of milk curd cheese used in Indian, Iranian, and Afghan cooking.
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    • The general liking for milk products such as ghee, yoghurt, and panir is a prominent feature.
    • These include walnuts, almonds, coconut, sweet juicy, seasonal fruit such as pears, apples (cooked if possible), milk, and fresh cheeses such as panir or ricotta.
    • Indians don't seem to believe in one percent milk at all, and don't realize that the ready-made paneer they buy in Indian stores is made of whole milk, which is loaded with fat calories.


from Hindi or Persian panīr 'cheese'.

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