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Chaman Qaliya

Chaman Qaliya
Chaman Qaliya
  • Prep time
  • Cooking time
  • Serves4 Person(s)
  • CategoryVeg
  • Cuisine TypeKashmiri
  • Good for Lunch , Dinner

About this recipe

Chaman Qaliya is a creamy cottage cheese curry scented with fennel and cardamom that belongs to Kashmiri Cuisine. An aromatic curry that is cooked in milk and flavored with Kashmiri spices is a perfect vegetarian side dish commonly served on special occasions in the valley. The Kashmiris mostly rely on non vegetarian food other , expect the pandits. The vegetarians have a very few options left. They mostly eat Lotus stem, Potatoes or Paneer. Hence the Kashmiri cuisine carries a variety of Paneer dishes out of which one most exotic curry is Chaman Qaliya.

Ingredients for Chaman Qaliya

  • Amul Malai Paneer / Cottage cheese cut into 1
  • Mustard oil or Refined oil 1 tbsp .
  • Saffron 2-3 strands
  • Bay leaf 1
  • Cinnamon 1 inch
  • Cloves 4
  • Milk 1 cup
  • Water 6 cups .
  • Turmeric 2 tsps
  • Cumin powder 1 tsp
  • Fennel powder 3 tsps
  • Salt (adjustable) 1 tsp
  • Cardamom powder 1 tsp
  • Coriander for garnishing

How to cook Chaman Qaliya

  1. Heat oil in wok and add bay leaf, cinnamon and cloves.
  2. Now add water and as it comes to boil, add turmeric powder, cinnamon powder, salt and fennel powder and mix.
  3. Let the water mix boil and reduced a little. Now add paneer pieces and cook till paneer turns soft and the curry starts to thicken.
  4. Add 1 cup of whole fat milk and saffron, stir well and cook till required consistency.
  5. Now add cardamom powder and turn off the gas.
  6. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander and serve with rice or naan.
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Ask a question, give feedback or compliment Shaheen Ali

I use to prepare this recipe but never knew the name :P

Love the description of the recipe and I can feel the aroma of cardamom. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Shaheen  Ali