Kitchen tips : How to store paneer for a long time

If you love paneer or cottage cheese but struggled to store paneer safely without turning sour and hard. If yes, then we have secret kitchen tips on how to store paneer for a long time.These quick kitchen tips work perfectly because it prevents paneer from growing dark grey patches on your freshly bought paneer blocks and giving a foul smell, once the packet is opened or paneer in contact with air.how to store paneer for a long time
 
Paneer has a lot of protein in it, considered one of the healthiest foods you can add to your daily diet.

In India, there are various mouth watering paneer dishes we can prepare from paneer.

 
 
 
We usually buy a large amount of paneer from the dairy shop, but if we don’t preserve it properly when we start cooking paneer becomes hard and starts growing grey patches on it,
 
sometimes it also generates a foul smell from it and it lost it’s shell life.
 
If you are worried about how to preserve paneer for longer time, then don’t worry. Here we share some useful kitchen tips that will not only help you to increase the shelf life of paneer but also keep it fresh for longer time.

 

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How to store paneer for a long time

 

Preserving Paneer for a longer time is the main challenge most people often face in the kitchen. If want to know how to do it properly without turning paneer hard and stale

then follow the below step by step instructions.

 

1. When you buy fresh paneer, first place the large paneer blocks on a plate.

paneer on tray

 

2. Then wrap the paneer block with a slightly wet muslin cloth. It prevents the dryness of the paneer and keeps the moisture intact.

wrap paneer in muslin cloth

 

 

 

Note : If you want to use paneer later then re-wet the muslin clothes in every 6 hours.Because the refrigerator absorbs moisture, hence in this way, moisture is intact in the paneer and it remains fresh.

 

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How to store paneer without muslin cloth?

 

If you don’t have muslin cloth at your home then here is a quick kitchen hack to store paneer for some days. Check this out.

 

1. If you don’t have muslin cloth at your home then In this case take a large bowl and pour water in it, after that soak the paneer blocks completely in it.

soak paneer in water

 

 

2. Then cover the bowl with a lid and safely keep it in the refrigerator for at least 3 to 4 days.

store bowl in refregerator

 

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3. Just do one thing change the water on every alternative day to prevent the paneer from losing moisture and turning sour.

change water from bowl

 

How to store packaged paneer

 

If you have store bought packaged paneer and are confused about how to store paneer for longer time , then we have simple kitchen tips which help you to keep paneer soft and spongy before cooking.

 

1. If you don’t want to use store bought packaged paneer immediately then keep it as it is in the freezer.

paneer in freezer

 

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2. When you are ready to cook paneer first cut them into small cubes then soak the paneer cubes in a lukewarm water for at least 15 mins.

paneer cube soaked in warm water

 

3. In this way, your hard and rubbery packaged paneer becomes soft and spongy.These are the easy kitchen tips you can easily follow to store paneer.

soft paneer

 

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Kitchen tips : How to store paneer

how to store paneer for a long time

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 on how to store paneer for a long time.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Storing Time 4 days
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 4 days 15 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost Rs. 120

Materials

  • Paneer
  • 1 muslin cloth
  • Luke warm water

Tools

  • 1 medium size bowl
  • Lid to cover the bowl

Instructions

How to store paneer for a long time

  1. At first place the large paneer blocks on a plate.
  2. Then wrap the paneer block by a slightly wet muslin cloth.
  3. It prevents the dryness of paneer and keeps the moisture intact.
  4. If you don't want to use paneer blocks immediately then re-wet the muslin clothe in every 6 hours.
  5. As refrigerator sucks moisture, in this way, moisture intacts in paneer and it stays fresh.
  6. If you have store bought packaged paneer then keep it as it is in freezer.
  7. Before cooking paneer dishes open the packet and soak the paneer cubes in a luke warm water for at least 15 mins.
  8. In this way, hard and rubbery packaged paneer cubes becomes soft and spongy.

Notes

Storing Paneer Note

  1. If you don't have musline cloth at your home then soak those paneer blocks in water and close it with the top and keep this in the refregerator.
  2. If you need to keep the paneer moist and fresh for 3 to 4 days just change the water every day until you use.

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