Paneer & Cauliflower Curry
Paneer is an Indian cheese with a similar texture to halloumi. Like cottage cheese, it is lower in fat compared to other cheeses due to the making process. Milk is curdled first, then the curds are separated from the whey and compressed in to a solid lump. It is often found in curries but can also be served pan fried or grilled as a kebab, or made in to a dumpling. I love it! If I see it on an Indian restaurant menu I find it very difficult to refuse. This is the first time I have cooked with it at home and I was really pleased. It definitely won’t be the last, although nutritionally I do need to be careful as it is still cheese, so does contain more fat and calories than chicken or tofu, but it is delicious so I see no reason why not to enjoy it occasionally.
As I was using something for the first time I kept this recipe fairly simple. My inspiration was from this recipe on BBC Good Food but I had to add a few extra spices as I just can’t help myself. I like to provide a lot of variety in my diet and so enjoy it when I find a good recipe that is still high in protein but doesn’t contain meat.