people ask me what is an alternative option for paneer or cottage cheese. As it is very much popular in Indian weddings. In every Indian wedding, there is going to be at least one dish made of cottage cheese/paneer. In hotels also if you look into the main course there are going to be vegetables filled with paneer/cottage cheese only. When looking for Jain options only that is available as there are one or two green vegetables used in making paneer curry.
So gives hard time vegetarians for finding any replacement for cottage cheese. There is not going to be Any green vegetable in the main course also most of them are made with paneer.
An alternative for paneer
While talking with some of the restaurants owners I got to know that few low budget restaurants use tofu(Soya paneer) instead of paneer as it pocket-friendly and don’t differ much in the taste.
Tofu is the best vegan option for all the paneer dishes. It doesn’t make many variations in the taste. There are many varieties of soyabeans and tofu made from different variants are available in the market. We can make paneer tikka, all paneer vegetables, paneer bhajiyas, and garnish tofu in different dishes.
How to use tofu?
While using tofu I boil it for 1 or 2 mins in water after adding a pinch of edible soda and pinch of salt. Take out tofu from the water and use it.
one of the snacks that can be made from tofu cutlets and can be served in parties. Let’s jump to the recipe now.
1 Raw banana
2 green chillies
2 big spoon oil
1/2 table spoon Dry mango powder
1tea spoon asafoetida/ Hing
2 tablespoon semolina
Boil a raw banana, keep it Little hard don’t over boil. Now peel it and mash it in a bowl. Take tofu and mash that too with banana. Now mix all the spices and mix chopped chilies according to taste. Make balls with them and press a little and dip that into semolina. Take a frying pan and put that on a stove add 1table spoon oil and put 3-4 cutlets according to space. Cover pan with a lid. Until you can see crisp on the downside keep that on the stove and then turn it to another side. You can add oil if seems necessary. Repeat the process. When you can see crisp on the both sides it is ready to serve.