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.
The lemon yellow colored gravy is slow cooked with paneer gets it’s exotic color by adding saffron and turmeric. The curry is easy to cook and has mild flavors. Healthy and very appetizing as well. Chaman Qaliya is often teemed up with rice and naan. Since long i had been wanting to make this curry, i often make paneer at home but this time i wanted to try out Amul Malai Paneer for this amazing recipe. Amul Malai Paneer comes in pre cut pieces and is fresh and creamy in texture. In today’s world, shopping vegetables, fruits, dairy products is just a click away. Recently i came across Big Basket online portal that sells everything that is required in your kitchen pantry. As a blogger i always use to struggle finding some good quality imported veggies and fruits, but now i am sorted. For making Chaman Qaliya, i got Saffron and all my other spices along with Paneer from Big Basket.