Kitchen tips : How to keep paneer soft after frying

If you love melt in mouth paneer texture but struggled with packaged paneer, as it becomes rubbery, hard, and chewy after frying. If yes, then we have secret kitchen tips on how to keep paneer soft after frying. Paneer is one of the popular ingredients in Indian kitchen pantries used in a variety of Indian vegetarian recipes. These quick kitchen tips work perfectly because paneer retains its springiness but is soft and spongy.how to keep paneer soft after frying
 
We all know if there are any special occasions or guests come to our home, if they are vegetarian, then we mostly prepare paneer dishes for them.
 
But while cooking paneer sometimes we mistakenly over-fried them and the paneer becomes hard, rubbery and chewy.
 
If you are worried about your paneer becoming hard and crisp after cooking just like me.
 
Then follow these secret kitchen tips to make your fried paneer super soft and spongy.
 
 
Here are some delicious paneer recipes
 
 

What is paneer

Paneer or Indian cottage cheese is a soft, chewy, firm fresh cheese made from cow or buffalo milk. Paneer is a non-aged, non-melting soft cheese made by curdling milk with fruit or vegetable-derived acid.

 

 

 

1. At first place homemade paneer cube or store bought paneer cube on a plate.

 

2. Pour oil into a non-stick frying pan and spread it on medium low flame.

pour oil in frying pan

 

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3. Then add paneer cubes and fry them until they turn golden brown from both sides.

fry paneer cube

 

4. When the paneer becomes golden brown take them out and place them on kitchen tissue.

take out fried paneer

 

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5. Next take a bowl of lukewarm water.

luke warm water in bowl

 

6. Next sprinkle salt in it and mix it with a spoon.

sprinkle salt

 

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7. After that, add fried paneer to this salty warm water and soak this fried paneer in this salty warm water for 10 to 12 minutes. Finally, press the paneer pieces gently to remove excess water and serve with your favourite dish.

soak fried paneer in water

 

Note: In this way, it also discards some excess cooking oil from fried paneer cubes.

 
 
Yield: 4

Kitchen tips : How to keep paneer soft after frying

how to keep paneer soft after frying

If you are frustrated of rubery and chewy fried paneer, want to make melt in mouth paneer texture in your dish, then follow these steps of how to keep paneer soft and spongy after frying.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Frying Time 3 minutes
Soaking Time 12 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost Rs. 120

Materials

  • 300 grams Paneer ( Store bought or Homemade )
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • Luke warm water
  • 5 to 6 tbsp oil

Tools

  • 1 medium size bowl
  • 1 non-stick frying pan

Instructions

How to keep paneer soft after frying

  1. Place homemade paneer cube or store bought paneer cube in a plate.
  2. Pour oil in a non-stick frying pan and spread it in medium low flame.
  3. Then add paneer cubes and fry them until they turn golden brown from both sides.
  4. When paneer becomes golden brown take them out and place on kitchen tissue.
  5. Next take a bowl of luke warm water.
  6. Sprinkle salt in it and mix it with spoon.
  7. After that, add fried paneer in this salty warm water.
  8. Now soak this fried paneer in this salty warm water for 10 to 12 minutes.
  9. Finally, press the paneer pieces gently to remove excess water and serve with your favorite dish.

Notes

Soft Paneer Note

  1. While frying paneer make sure don't fry them more than 3 to 4 min , unless paneer becomes rubbery and chewy.
  2. If you want to deep fry paneer you can do it, it will require more oil approximately 500 ml.

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