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Exotic Paneer Puff- What’s Paneer all about?

In India, puffs are the most popular food. These crispy, flaky savoury pastries may be found in practically every bakery in India, and are popular with many people who enjoy them with their evening tea. These are quite easy to prepare and incredibly delicious. The puffs are usually made in one of two shapes: rectangles or triangles, however you can experiment with a variety of other shapes.

Boiled Potato and Paneer are two classic puff fillings, especially in India. Chicken puffs (for non-vegetarians), pizza puffs (for Italian cheesy fans), mixed veggies, scrambled eggs, and so on are some of the other alternatives

The vegetarian version of these puffs is quite popular and simple to make. The best savoury Indian puff pastry breakfast ideas are Paneer Puffs, which are comparable to Veg Puffs. Paneer Puffs are a delicious snack for people of all ages. They’re crispy and flaky, stuffed with paneer and seasoned with a mix of exotic spices. Because of the perfectly baked pastry sheets, they have a distinct buttery and flaky texture. The paneer stuffing gives the puffs an exotic, rich, one-of-a-kind, and royal flavor.

Paneer is an Indian cheese produced with curdled milk and a fruit or vegetable acid such as lemon juice. Paneer is made in the same way as cottage cheese, with the exception that it is not salted and the curdled milk is often pressed to remove the whey rather than leaving it to drain, resulting in a more compact texture. Cheese is estimated to have been manufactured on the subcontinent as early as the Indus Valley civilization, which spanned from 3,300 BCE to 1300 BCE, and curdled the milk with acidic plants, barks, and berries. . The Rigveda, a sacred Hindu literature composed between 1,500 and 1,000 BCE, mentions two paneer-like cheeses, making it one of the oldest existing texts in any Indo-European language. However, because of the sacred nature of the cow, manufacturing cheese became banned for the Aryan civilizations that followed. It was deemed sacrilegious to ‘spoil’ the milk of this holy animal by curdling it to make cheese, and cheese manufacturing was mostly ignored for hundreds of years.

The Persian and Afghan emperors of the Mughal Empire brought modern paneer to the world in the sixteenth century. This paneer was created using rennet from sheep and goats, and the word ‘paneer’ comes from ‘peynir,’ a general term for cheese in Persian and Turkish. Portuguese settlers are supposed to have introduced the modern method of manufacturing paneer in the seventeenth century. Visit your local Amma’s South Indian Restaurant for a taste of Paneer Puff, a traditional Indian pastry.

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