Chaman Qaliya

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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.
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Served As: Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Kashmiri
Recipe Taste: Salty, Savoury, Spicy
Calories 144 kcal
Servings 4


  • 250 gm Cottage cheese cut into 1 inch pieces, I used Amul Malai Paneer
  • 1 tbsp Mustard oil or Refined oil
  • 2 to 3 strands Saffron
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 6 cup Water
  • 2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 3 tsp Fennel powder
  • 1 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • Coriander for garnishing


  • Heat oil in wok and add bay leaf, cinnamon and cloves.
  • Now add water and as it comes to boil, add turmeric powder, cinnamon powder, salt and fennel powder and mix.
  • 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.
  • Add 1 cup of whole fat milk and saffron, stir well and cook till required consistency.
  • Now add cardamom powder and turn off the gas.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped coriander and serve with rice or naan.
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 824mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 267IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 1mg

Shaheen Ali
Shaheen Ali

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