Tofu is the food which is made from soya. It is made by coagulating soy milk and pressing into the blocks. It is a source of protein. It has low calories. It has a smooth texture and white in colour. It does not contain cholesterol.
Paneer is a fresh cheese which is made by curdling heated milk with lemon juice, vinegar or others. It is soft and sold fresh. It is very easy to make. It is creamy white in color with a mild milky flavor.
|Definition||A soft white substance made from mashed soya beans, used chiefly in Asian and vegetarian cookery.||A type of milk curd cheese used in Indian, Iranian, and Afghan cooking.|
|History||Like many soya foods, tofu originated in China. Legend has it that it was discovered about 2000 years ago by a Chinese cook who accidentally curdled soy milk when he added nigari seaweed. Introduced into Japan in the eighth century, tofu was originally called okabe. Its modern name did not come into use until 1400.||Around 10,000 of years ago, the existence of paneer was discovered accidentally and started using as a nutritious food.|
|Word origin||The word tofu was originated from Japanese tōfu, from Chinese dòufu, from dòu ‘beans’ + fŭ ‘rot, turn sour’.||The word paneer was originated from Hindi or Persian panīr ‘cheese’.|
|Fat content||Fat content in tofu is quite low.||Paneer is high on fat|
|Made of||It is made from the curds of soy milk.||It is made by made by curdling heated milk with lemon juice, vinegar, or any other food acids.|
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