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Paneer in Central VT or Burlington area?

Morganna Oct 24, 2008 08:43 AM

Does anyone know of a shop in the Central Vermont or Burlington areas that carries paneer? Cheese Trader and City Market both do not carry it (I checked).

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    chilihead RE: Morganna Oct 24, 2008 09:56 AM

    Its real easy to make your own, I just heat the milk add some lemon or vinegar and squeese out the curds in cheese cloth. You can probibly find better instructions with a google search.

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      Bri RE: chilihead Oct 25, 2008 05:30 AM

      I thought that's how you made Ricotta?

      What about The Uncommon Market in Montpelier? They have such interesting things (like bottled Tandoori sauce!), that it would be right up their alley.

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        Morganna RE: Bri Oct 25, 2008 07:00 AM

        Paneer and ricotta are much alike at inception. :) I'm not sure what you do to it to make ricotta... well ricotta-y versus what paneer becomes. :)

        In any case, Uncommon Market hadn't occurred to me. I'm going to go out wandering around today (to give the house to my husband, shhhh don' tell him) looking for a storage option for my knitting needles and a knitting bag for making my knitting more portable, so I'll stop in there and ask about paneer, as well. :) Thanks for the suggestions!

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        Morganna RE: chilihead Oct 25, 2008 06:58 AM

        I know it's easy to make, but fresh it's very soft and not the texture I'm looking for when cooking it into a curry recipe I have. And making it, then pressing it, molding it, and aging it a bit to make it firm is more than I really wanted to be doing (though it is certainly within my capabilities to do so). I bought a brick of paneer when I was in Montreal, and it was the perfect texture for the curry I make, so I was just hoping to source it locally. :)

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        kaletales RE: Morganna Oct 26, 2008 05:44 PM

        Gagan Asian Grocery Store, 1293 Williston Road (RT 2 and RT116) in S. Burlington has paneer. If you go call first as they are open odd days (658-2730).

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          Morganna RE: kaletales Oct 27, 2008 05:36 AM

          Thank you thank you thank you :)

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          Aliza_M RE: Morganna Nov 3, 2008 01:55 PM

          Hi - I was in Healthy Living on Dorset Street last week and noticed they had some in the Asian foods aisle. I should've grabbed some for myself...now I want some saag paneer!

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            Cebollita RE: Morganna Nov 4, 2008 05:24 AM

            There is an Indian Food Market on Williston Road in South Burlington. I don't know if they have Paneer, but it's probably worth a shot. Not sure exactly where, but I know it's East on route 2 and before you get to Burlington Int'l Airport. So between the airport and UVM.

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              Morganna RE: Cebollita Nov 5, 2008 05:36 AM

              Would this be the one that kaletales posted about above? "Gagan Asian Grocery Store, 1293 Williston Road (RT 2 and RT116) in S. Burlington "

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                chilihead RE: Morganna Nov 7, 2008 07:30 AM

                It is just east of Al's French Fries and in the same stripmall as the Blockbusters.

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