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How To Store Paneer(store Bought) For The Next Use?

Discussion in 'Recipe Central' started by gknew, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. gknew

    gknew Gold IL'ite

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    Hi,
    I usually buy paneer from Indian stores. It's around 400g pack. I cannot use the whole pack for one time meal. So, I use half and store the remaining in the fridge. I store it using plastic wrap.
    I use it within a week. But the paneer is getting wasted and I am not able to use it. I end up throwing the rest of the paneer in the trash. The edges will always become so hard and I see some fungus in there. I wrap it so tight and store it. How do you all store paneer?
     
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  2. anika987

    anika987 Finest Post Winner

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    Can you make some paneer pakoras or you can make paneer sabzi and store it.

    Once paneer is open you need to finish it fast as it is dairy.
     
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    I cut half of the paneer into cubes and freeze it in a ziplock bag. Freezes really well.
     
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    Once you open the paneer sealed packet , store the remaining in a water. The paneer should be fully and comfortably submerged in water, like 1 cm water above it too, preferabbly in a tight lidded box/bowl. Do check every day, if the water is a little cloudy/translucent, then change water and if necessary wash the paneer block. I usually change water once in two days. Has lasted a week. Usually I use it up in 4-5 days, stays quite nice.

    PS- For any food item , even if you see a trace of mould in any part of it , you should not use that whole item . By the time mould becomes visible to the eye , it is already too late.
     
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    Thank you!!
    That's a good idea. To prepare some curry and storing it.
     
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