Cheese in Cooking

Rolled Gold – New Ways With An Old Favorite

I consider myself a semi expert on Indian paneer and cheeses. Self appointed of course. I had thought I know the whole gamut of ways to eat it until I visited The Indus in Muscat.

Falling into the realm of “high end” Indian food, this restaurant really did live up to its hype. For me, the highlight of an excellent meal was their version of cottage cheese style paneer.

Doodhiya Kalmiya

Doodhiya Kalmiya

I had never come across this treatment of the cheese before. Doodhiya Kalmiya which is cottage cheese rolls stuffed with bell peppers, potatoes and Indian spices. The cottage cheese is rolled flat and wrapped around the stuffing. It’s then cooked on a char grill.

You had me at cheese

You had me at cheese

The char grill gives the otherwise bland cheese a smoky flavor and the potato stuffing was very mooreish.

It seems I may have to go back to school about Indian cooking and ways with their cheese.

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