Definition of paneer in English:


(also panir)


mass noun
  • A type of milk curd cheese used in Indian, Iranian, and Afghan cooking.

    • ‘Indians don't seem to believe in one percent milk at all, and don't realize that the ready-made paneer they buy in Indian stores is made of whole milk, which is loaded with fat calories.’
    • ‘The general liking for milk products such as ghee, yoghurt, and panir is a prominent feature.’
    • ‘There's the classic margherita, an Indian twist with paneer and pineapple and make-your-own topping choices as well.’
    • ‘Of course my veggie friends dabbled in such things like Cheese Tacos and grilled paneer and things like that.’
    • ‘These include walnuts, almonds, coconut, sweet juicy, seasonal fruit such as pears, apples (cooked if possible), milk, and fresh cheeses such as panir or ricotta.’


From Hindi or Persian panīr ‘cheese’.