All posts tagged: An Artsy Appetite

Organic ‘Chhena’ or Fresh Indian Cheese Recipe

This is freshly made paneer or ‘chhena’  ( a.k.a. ‘chhana’) or fresh Indian cheese. The texture of this cheese is slightly firmer than ricotta cheese, the latter being very creamy.  However, if you knead it well, this ‘chhena’ becomes very smooth and creamy, too. Also, the process of making ricotta cheese and ‘chhena’ are the same. Even though an internet-search shows paneer is ‘cottage cheese’, the texture of the two are very different. Cottage cheese is loose with curds while paneer or ‘chhena’ is not loose.   ‘Chhena’  can be easily made at home and stored in an airtight container, mixed with sugar and other flavors to prepare sweets or desserts during the Indian festive season!  

The Turquoise Buddha

The Turquoise Buddha was one of our purchases from this stand alone, expansive, pottery store (where I spent 4 whole hours) and I have not seen anything even remotely similar to this anywhere else, so far. Read on if you want to know more about it.