Kashmiri Style Chaman Recipe-Qaliya Cottage Cheese Curry

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 flavoured with Kashmiri spices is a perfect vegetarian side dish commonly served on special occasions in the valley.  Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese), Mustard oil, Saffron strands, Bay leaf (tej patta), Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini), Cloves (Laung), Milk, Water, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Cumin powder (Jeera), Fennel Powder, Salt, Cardamom Powder (Elaichi), Coriander (Dhania) Leaves   500 grams Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , cut into 1 Mustard oil , or refined oil as required 2 to 3 Saffron strands 1 Bay leaf (tej patta) 1 Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini) 4 Cloves (Laung) 1 cup Milk 6 cups Water 2 tablespoons Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera) 3 tablespoons Fennel Powder Salt , to taste 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi) Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , for garnish     20   25     To begin making the Kashmiri Style Chaman Recipe, firstly heat oil in a wok/kadai and add bay leaf, cinnamon and cloves.Add water to the wok and as it comes to boil, add turmeric powder, cinnamon powder, salt and fennel powder and mix.Let the gravy boil and reduced a little. Now add paneer pieces and cook till paneer turns soft and the curry starts to thicken.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.Garnish Kashmiri Style Chaman with fresh chopped coriander and it is ready to be served.Serve Kashmiri Style Chaman Recipe with Kashmiri Kesar Pulao or Homemade Butter Naan for a nice lunch.