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Paneer in Lemon Sauce (Indian Cottage Cheese in Lemon Sauce)

Pan fried 'fillets' of cheese in a tangy sauce
Recipe By : Niru Gupta
Type: Paneer/Cottage Cheese Serving: 3-4 Cooking Time: 1 hour plus marinating time


  • Indian Cottage Cheese (Paneer) 400 g
  • Garlic juice 1 tsp
  • Ginger juice 1 tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Semolina (Soojee) to dust the paneer cup (approx)
  • Oil for pan frying
  • For the sauce :
  • Water 1 cups (360ml)
  • Lemon juice 3 tbsp (45 ml)
  • Cornflour 2 tbsp
  • Butter cup (60 g)
  • Salt to taste or 2 tsp
  • Sugar to taste or 2 tsp
  • Parsley chopped 2tbsp


  • Cut the cheese into 1cm or 1/2 thick large slices and prick with a fork on both sides.
  • Mix the garlic and ginger juice and the salt and apply to the cheese slices. Leave to marinate thus for an hour or so turning them 2-3 times.

  • Make the sauce: Dissolve the cornflour, salt and sugar in cup of the water.

  • Bring the rest of the water to a boil and add the cornflour mixture, stirring gradually so that it does not scorch. When it comes to a boil, add the butter and simmer about a minute. Mix in the parsley and keep warm.

  • Coat the cheese slices with the semolina lightly.

  • Heat a frying pan with a thin layer of oil. When the oil is hot fry the cheese slices to brown on both sides, over fairly high heat.

  • Transfer the cheese to a serving dish, pour the sauce over them and serve.

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