Ledir Chhaman

Ledir Chhaman is a Kashmiri vegetarian delicacy served with rice. Cottage cheese is cooked in milk and spices until it becomes golden and tender.


  • 1 kilogram Paneer ( Cottage cheese), cut into cubes
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Saunf powder / Fennel powder
  • 1 tablespoon Haldi powder / Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Saunth powder / Dry Ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon Jeera / Cumin seeds
  • 5 Moti elaichi / Black cardamom, crushed
  • 3 Cardamom, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black cumin / kala jeera, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 3 ladles of Mustard oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup Milk


  1. Heat oil in a pan and fry cheese till brown.
  2. In a cooking vessel, add three glasses of water, fried cheese, saunf, saunth, haldi, salt, hing and bay leaves and cook on low flame till the water reduces to half.
  3. Add kala zeera, elaichi, moti elaichi and milk and cook for another five minutes.
  4. Serve Ledir Chhaman hot with rice.

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