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paneer

or pa·nir

[ puh-neer ]

noun

  1. a fresh, soft cheese originating in India and made by curdling milk with an acid such as lemon juice.


paneer

/ pəˈnɪə /

noun

  1. a soft white cheese, used in Indian cookery


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Word History and Origins

Origin of paneer1

From the Hindi word panīr “cheese”
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Word History and Origins

Origin of paneer1

C20: from Hindi panīr cheese
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Example Sentences

Like paneer, it doesn’t melt, which means you can cut it into cubes or slabs and grill, pan-sear or broil it for a vegetarian main.

Saag Paneer—also known as Palak Paneer—is curried spinach puree with chunks of Indian cheese, and it is a dish with a bad rap.

Saag Paneerby Jane Lawson From a chef Down Under comes a redeeming dish of Saag Paneer.

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