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Kashmiri Chaman Qaliya

Shaheen Ali
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Kashmiri Chaman Qaliya 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.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 500 gm - Fresh paneer
  2. 1 tbsp - mustard oil or Refined oil
  3. 5 strands - saffron
  4. 1 - Bay leaf
  5. 1 - cinnamon stick
  6. 4 - cloves
  7. 1 Cup - Milk
  8. 6 Cups - water
  9. 2 tsp - turmeric powder
  10. 1 tsp - cumin powder
  11. 3 tsp - fennel powder
  12. 1 tsp - cardamom powder
  13. salt to taste
  14. coriander to garnish


  1. Heat oil in a 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. Now add cardamom powder and turn off the gas.
  5. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander and serve with rice or naan.

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