BHARATMA® Paneer and other dairy products from India
For time out of mind, the people of the Indian sub-continent have preserved their fresh milk and cream by making them into fresh cheese and Ghee. Their fresh cheese is called Paneer. Their preserved cream is called Ghee. Over centuries, Indian cooks have developed a cuisine that depends on these native dairy products. The products are central ingredients in savory dishes such as Mattar Paneer and Palak Paneer. Paneer is also crucial in preparing popular desserts like Rasgulla and Sandesh (recipes available).
Paneer is homemade cheese that is similar to pressed Ricotta cheese except the curd is drier and has no salt added. Ghee is the traditional product that preserves butter by boiling away all its water content. Paneer is among the primary protein sources for Hindus and Buddhists who adhere to strict vegetarian diets. Paneer and Ghee are used in curried dishes. Paneer is very popular when wrapped in dough and fried. Paneer is often used in stir-fried dishes because it does not melt. Paneer is also used in preparation of popular desserts because its delightful texture—and complete lack of salt—make it an ideal base for sweet recipes.
Ghee does not need refrigeration. Paneer can be frozen to preserve its freshness indefinitely. The only adverse affect of freezing is to make the cheese more crumbly.
Bharatma® brand Paneer products are available in convenient forms to make cooking easier.
Paneer blocks—available in 14 ounce chunks and 5 pound loaves. Our Paneer has a 120 day refrigerated life but can be frozen to extend its shelf life indefinitely.
Lower Fat Paneer blocks---available in 14 ounce chunks and 5 pound loaves. Our Paneer has a 120 day refrigerated life but can be frozen to extend its shelf life indefinitely.
Cubed Paneer—3/4” cubes frozen in 8 ounce and 5 pound bags.
Fried, Cubed Paneer—3/4” cubes whose surface has been browned by deep frying in Canola Oil. Available frozen in 8 ounce and 5 pound bags.
GHEE - Bharatma® brand Ghee is pure clarified butter (“Desi Ghee”). There are no additives, fillers or vegetable oils. Our ghee has the distinctive aroma and taste that is required for authentic Indian cuisine. Available in 7, 14, 28 and 56 ounce sizes.