A soft unsalted and unripened cheese made from milk that is simmered, curdled using lemon juice, vinegar, yogurt, or a similarly acidic substance, and then drained and pressed in cheesecloth.
[Hindi and Urdu panīr, from Persian, ultimately from Old Iranian *pati-, against + *nī-, to churn butter; akin to Khotanese ñye, buttermilk, Sanskrit nītam, fresh butter, and Latvian (sviestu) nīt, to make (butter).]
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