Lyodur is a traditional Kashmiri pandit household dish. The name lyodur means yellow, getting its colour from turmeric, and tschaman means cottage cheese or paneer. This dish is simply a combination of fried cottage cheese with creamy yellow turmeric-based gravy. It is a top favourite amongst Kashmiri vegetarians and is often cooked for daily meals.
Lyodur tschaman is made with cottage cheese or paneer, saffron and turmeric powder. The dry ginger powder gives this mellow dish a punch of heat while the fennel and asafoetida make sure the richness does not go overboard.
Lyodur Tschaman is best served with tandoori roti or chapatis and goes well with rice too.