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Uncle keeps insisting paneer is 'vegetarians' meat'

Uncle keeps insisting paneer is ‘vegetarians’ meat’

QUEENS, NY – Neil Kumar’s uncle, Hariprasad Goenka, keeps insisting that paneer is ‘vegetarian’s meat’ whenever they eat paneer. Paneer is a fresh farmer cheese common in Southeast Asian vegetarian cuisine. Said Mr. Kumar, “I get it – it’s a primary source of vegetarian protein. But does he have to say that ‘it’s the vegetarian’s meat’ every damn time? Everytime we have mattar or saag paneer, he says it.Mr. Kumar, 36, noted that the first time he recalls hearing the statement was when he was 12. They were eating a family dinner at a Bonanza Steakhouse. Mr. Goenka, now 67, … Continue reading