Storing food Hi Mrs. Chitra I was browsing through your Jiffy cooking pages for ideas to make life easier, but still had some queries. 1. You have said that dal can be cooked & stored for a week, but in the fridge, not freezer. Why so? Since we open the freezer less, isnt it better to keep it there. 2. The idea of cutting & mixing up vegetables and freezing them in ziplock covers is a real timesaver. But, should we blanch them first. I get a brand called Fresh n Loc with a zipper here. Is this good enough or should I use containers. 3. Should we use only branded airtight boxes like Tupperware/Lock n lock or can we use any plastic box with a tight lid. (I have a lot of plastic pickle bottles). 4. Can we also preserve cut chillies, onions, tomatoes etc. separately, for a week? 5. Can we freeze cooked meals (palak paneer/baingan bhartha/liquid dal) etc. in small containers to be used later? Eagerly looking forward to your help. P.S. I have tried to post it under "Third Thread-Ask here the Recipes you want from Chitvish ". Hope I didn't start a new thread by mistake.