PANEER PARATHA (1Pcs) WITH CURD
t is tough to imagine Indian cuisine without cottage cheese or paneer. If the non-vegetarians have their ever-so-versatile chicken, then vegetarians have for long taken pride in their most beloved ‘paneer‘ which can blend in any dry or gravy preparation. Cottage cheese makes way into so many of our desserts too. Apart from these indulgent preparations, paneer can make for a healthful food too. Many people also consume raw cottage cheese with black pepper or add it to their salads for its milky flavour and numerous health benefits. Cottage cheese is fresh curd cheese which is mildly flavoured. In processing paneer, whey (remaining liquid after curdling) is drained but the curd is not pressed due to which a certain amount of whey is left in it. If you haven’t known the many benefits of paneer, it’s time you get to know what wonders it can do to your body. We tell you all the benefits it has to offer.
1. Rich In Protein
According to Bangalore based nutritionist, Dr. Anju Sood, “Cottage cheese is a dense source of protein”. She says, “It depends upon the kind of milk from which the paneer is churned. If it is from full cream milk, it is high on fat too, in addition to being a protein dense food. Other than iron, almost all essential minerals like calcium and magnesium are present in cottage cheese.” 100 grams of cottage cheese contains 11 gm of protein, according to USDA. Cow’s milk contains the highest amount of casein protein among various kinds of milk. Therefore cottage cheese derived out of cow’s milk is one rich source of protein you can load up on. Another highlight of cottage cheese is that it does not require any cooking and can be consumed directly. A cube of raw paneer therefore makes for a powerhouse of protein.