6 Health Benefits of Paneer

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The best and most common cheese of India, paneer was first used in the Middle East. It was introduced in the Indian Cuisine by Persian and Afghan rulers in the 16th Century. A hundred years later, Portuguese processed paneer by breaking milk with acid.

Nowadays, paneer is the highest selling cheese in India. In fact, this easy-to-make cheese is made in countless households. Also, homemade paneer contains much more nutritional elements than the purchased ones. Moreover, the readymade paneer which is available in stores might contain additives and preservatives which are harmful to our body.

Fresh Paneer

Always pick good quality milk to make paneer at home. Add powdered acid or simply lemon juice to the boiling hot milk. Separate the whey from the curd but don’t press it. Drain the rest of the water with the help of a muslin or velvet cloth. After that, place it under a heavy object to form the blocks. Dipping it into cool water for 2 to 3 hours improves its nutritional value and gives it an amazing consistency.

Health Benefits of Paneer

Paneer, especially the one which is made from pure cow milk is a storehouse of nutrients. It contains calcium, protein, vitamins, manganese, zinc and many other nutrients that make it a wholesome food.

  • Rich source of Protein:

Paneer is an abundant source of protein which is beneficial for our health. It is also responsible for tissue growth and repair.

  • High in Calcium:

Consuming one or two raw paneer cubes daily makes your bones and teeth strong as it completes your daily requirement of calcium.

  • Protects the heart:

The right amount of potassium and sodium maintains stabilizes the blood pressure and keeps the heart healthy.

  • More power to immunity:

The magnesium present in paneer boosts the immune system and prepares us to fight various diseases.

  • Increase in RBC count:

One of the key nutritional factors is the Folate (a B-complex vitamin) that produces haemoglobin which is essential for maintaining the blood count.

  • Helps in losing weight:

Yes, you read it right. The amount of saturated fat keeps you full for a long time and prevents you from consuming too many calories.

We certainly need to include Paneer in our daily diet if we consider all these benefits.

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15 thoughts on “Paneer Manchurian

  1. apanirasoi said on November 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Nice Recipe and blog.

  2. devashree said on October 26, 2012 at 3:34 am

    easy recipe

  3. Praveen Kumar said on March 19, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Depending on one’s taste you can add mushrooms.

  4. Shushma said on March 19, 2012 at 7:44 am

    can we add mushrooms in this recipe?

  5. hrithik said on September 2, 2011 at 2:05 am

    it is nice .10/10

  6. hrithik said on September 2, 2011 at 2:02 am


  7. pyaar said on December 27, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    recipe is too good, and gets an awsm taste

  8. Snehal said on September 22, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    paneer manchurian with egg marination??????

  9. ishu kalra said on March 23, 2010 at 5:01 am


  10. akshaya said on March 20, 2010 at 10:36 am


  11. ritu said on January 7, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    what kind of flour are you using besides cornflour??

    you haven’t mentioned anything about paneer whether to soak it in water before the process or due we need to marinate the hard paneer without soaking it?? doesn’t it be hard??

  12. Praveen Kumar said on September 26, 2008 at 3:25 am


    Egg white is optional. So you can either add or not. depending on your taste.

  13. Ria said on September 26, 2008 at 1:09 am

    It does have egg white as one of the ingredients though.
    So I wouldnt call that 100% vegetarian.

  14. Praveen Kumar said on March 16, 2008 at 7:18 am


    yes this is vegetarian.

  15. brian said on March 16, 2008 at 7:02 am

    I would like to know whether this receipe of manchurian is vegetarian

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