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Glasgow Indian Restaurant Is The First In UK To Offer Vegan Paneer

Glasgow Indian Restaurant Is The First In UK To Offer Vegan Paneer

by Agi Kaja

Glasgow-based Dhabba Indian restaurant known for being the first in the UK to go totally nut-free has just debuted a vegan paneer cheese.

The pioneering restaurant located in the city's Candleriggs has just relaunched its menu, adding more dairy-free and meat-free options. 

The new menu features homemade paneer cheese, made from soy milk (not tofu) to give a traditional taste with all the nutritional benefits. 

The restaurant currently offers three vegan paneer main dishes - Paneer Shimla -  with peppers and onions; Palak Paneer - a robust preparation of paneer and spinach leaves; and  Paneer Makhani Masala - a vegan cottage cheese in a tomato-based rich, creamy sauce.

You can also enjoy a few vegan versions of traditional Indian meals such as Subzi Tak-a-Tak with Indian squash, bitter gourd, cauliflower, aubergines and okra, Bharwan Aloo-Roasted potato stuffed with chopped vegetables and Khumb Gajar Mutter- a medley of mushrooms, carrots and green peas in a medium sauce of browned onions, tomato and ginger.

Dhabba owner Navdeep Basi said: "At Dhabba we have always taken pride in offering quality dishes whilst pushing the boundaries of Indian cuisine. The ancient art of Paneer making is something our chefs are very skilled at, and we thought it would be good to create something special for our vegan customers.

"We have a totally bespoke vegan menu on offer for them which now joins our other chicken, lamb, fish and vegetarian menus. We have a large range of gluten-free dishes and are totally nut-free. It's been interesting and flattering to see other restaurants around the globe following our lead."

Agi Kaja

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