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beth Aug 13, 2004 01:06 PM

Someone mentioned in an earlier thread that paneer is available in Indian grocery stores in Toronto. Any names or addresses?

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    Nab RE: beth Aug 13, 2004 01:43 PM

    i don't know if i've ever NOT seen it. it's everywhere - go to the one nearest you.

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      beth RE: Nab Aug 13, 2004 02:33 PM

      Thanks, I have never been to an Indian grocery store so I thought someone might recommend a favorite in Little India.

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        Lazar RE: beth Aug 13, 2004 03:55 PM

        Forgive my ignorance, but what is paneer?

        I saw it on the menu of a restaurant recently and forgot to ask our server what it was.

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          helen RE: Lazar Aug 13, 2004 03:59 PM

          it's a very mild firm indian cheese that is used in cooking. very tasty!

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          llizard RE: beth Aug 13, 2004 06:01 PM

          We buy paneer from an Indian grocery and video store on the north side of Bloor just west of Dufferin. We really like "Nanak" brand. It's a bit pricier than the other paneers available at that store but it really is good.

          I have also seen paneer at some Health Food stores.

          I haven't actually looked for paneer in Indiatown but I would think that if Kohinoor (Gerrard and Coxwell) doesn't have it (I'd be surprised if they didn't), they would be able to direct you to somewhere that does. And if they have paneer but don't have "nanak" brand, just ask them which is best quality.

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            beth RE: llizard Aug 13, 2004 08:40 PM

            Thanks so much - I will go there tomorrow. I am attempting to make paleek (sp?) panneer. I hope it works out.....

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              llizard RE: beth Aug 14, 2004 08:33 AM

              Beth, our method for making palak paneer isn't traditional because of the way that we prepare the spinach by salting it instead of par-boiling it. However, we do end up with really good palak paneer.

              I think there are probably many different spellings of palak paneer - isn't that always the way with foreign words that are traditionally spelled in a different kind of script?

              Link: http://ejmtph.crosswinds.net/recipes/...

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                beth RE: llizard Aug 14, 2004 07:48 PM

                thank you so much for your recipe. I plan on making it tomorrow. I can't wait to try it. I always order it in restaurants and love it but if I can make a decent version at home even better.....

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                  llizard RE: beth Aug 15, 2004 06:33 PM

                  You're very welcome, Beth. I do hope it works out for you! Let me know what you think. (Palak paneer is one of my favourites too)

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              vin RE: llizard Sep 23, 2004 05:28 PM

              you folks are absoloutely right. nanak paneer is the best paneer, it does not crumble when you cook it. it has a nice soft subtle texture and is not cheesy unlike the rest of the paneers on the market. do you know it is also available in UK. recently i tried nanak paneer poppers... boy oh boy what a wonnderful appetizer. i tried tandoori flavour, my neighbour tried the jalapeno flavour and it was nice and spicy. if you haven't had the paneer poppers you don't know what you are misssing

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                vin RE: llizard Sep 23, 2004 05:28 PM

                you folks are absoloutely right. nanak paneer is the best paneer, it does not crumble when you cook it. it has a nice soft suble texture and is not cheesy unlike the rest of the paneers on the market. do you know it is also available in UK. recently i tried nanak paneer poppers... boy oh boy what a wonnderful appetizer. i tried tandoori flavour, my neighbour tried the jalapeno flavour and it was nice and spicy.

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                  flashy_mcflash RE: vin Jun 8, 2007 08:38 AM

                  Anyone know of a store that carries it within walking distance of the Eaton Centre? I'm stumped!

                  Thanks for any help.

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                    Cityplace RE: flashy_mcflash Jun 8, 2007 11:00 AM

                    It's a bit of a walk, but the House of Spices in Kensington carries paneer.

                    One word of advice for anyone cooking with paneer - the texture becomes much nicer if you cut it into pieces and submerge into boiling water for a couple of minutes.

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                      flashy_mcflash RE: Cityplace Jun 8, 2007 01:17 PM

                      Awesome! Thank you!

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