Pakistan is a food-loving nation. Out of many different kinds of foodie love, is the love of dairy products where cheese takes the crown without a ceremony. Its basic ingredient, milk, is already well known for its nutritious value, but when it has the right kind of flavor and texture to become your kind of cheese, it just becomes better.
Cheese is not just for mere taste. Its value lies in the added benefit of mineral and nutrients, mainly vitamins, calcium, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, phosphorous, and some more power elements. There are so many different kinds and flavors of cheese that it might become hard for you to choose from, but depending on the type of cuisine you prefer, you can relish all different touches.
Traditional Pakistani Cuisine
In traditional dishes of Pakistan, cottage cheese is mostly used and referred to as paneer. There is a whole lot of recipes that include cottage cheese as its main ingredient and are named for it. Palak paneer is one of the most widely known and eaten one, in which cheese is added to spinach and made into curry; others include matar paneer, shahi paneer, and the list keeps going.
Like the western world, Pizza and pasta have become the love of life for many Pakistani's. Pizza, Pasta, Lasagna, and many of its kinds have a topping of chewy cheddar and mozzarella cheese; sometimes, parmesan cheese might also be put in for enhanced flavor, but it is yummy, and one can never pass over that.
No matter how conscious you are of your diet, there are always times when one enjoys a big morsel of fast food, and at those times, an extra cheese would always do you good. Cheeseburger, chicken cheeseburger, cheese sandwich, cheese fries, mac n'cheese, anything with cheese, and we smile. Say Cheese!!
Bakery products are just another category, no matter what culture you belong to. Cheesecake, cheese garlic bread, and more importantly, cheese croissants are there, to name the few.
Cheese is a savory and nutrient-packed ingredient of our food, no matter what culture you belong to or which cuisine do you prefer; its vast varieties can always add something more to your meal.
A simple recipe to make cottage cheese is as follows.
You need some milk and lemon or vinegar. Boil the milk, add lemon/vinegar; let it cool, and drain it using cheesecloth. Ta-da! You got cheese at your disposal.