Brilliant Tip for Keeping Paneer Cubes Soft After Frying


Paneer, or cottage cheese, is a versatile ingredient popular in South Asian cooking. Especially in northern India and the eastern part of the country, where it is usually called chhena, paneer is a common ingredient in kitchens. A type of fresh cheese that can be easily made at home, paneer is loaded with calcium because it’s made with milk.

All you need are three ingredients: milk, lemon juice or vinegar and a pinch of salt. When you mix milk and lemon juice, the acidity of the lime causes the milk to separate into curds and whey. Then all you have to do is strain the curd and you will have fresh, homemade paneer. The best part about paneer is that it can be used to make a number of dishes. A super versatile ingredient that can never go wrong, paneer is a delight for vegetarians. A super amazing source of protein, this ingredient can be used in the creation of a myriad of recipes. Whether it’s a healthy paneer curry like kadai paneer, paneer makhani, or a lip-smacking snack including paneer tikka or paneer pakoda, paneer on the table is sure to please. to the crowd.

However, delicacies like kadai paneer or shahi paneer are prepared by frying the paneer to give them the perfect crispy and crunchy texture. But what happens most of the time is that after frying the paneer, it becomes hard and often chewy. Is it related? If this has happened to you too, don’t worry. We found an easy hack to fix this problem. Looked.

How to keep paneer soft and fluffy after frying:

  • We have a simple trick you can follow to keep the paneer soft and fluffy even after frying.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet over high heat until the oil becomes hot.
  • Switch the flame high to low and add the paneer cubes.
  • Stir the paneer well to avoid burning and sticking the paneer cubes.
  • Once the paneer cubes are fried to perfection, place them in a bowl of cold water.
  • Keep the paneer cubes in the bowl for about 7-8 minutes.
  • To remove them, gently press the cubes to squeeze out excess water.
  • Add the cubes to your favorite sabzi and you’re ready to go.

Although the cold water trick should do the trick, if not, you can use hot water. All you need to do is add salt to a bowl filled with lukewarm water, then add the fried paneer pieces. Wait 7-8 minutes and that’s it. You will have soft and chewy paneer cubes ready to use.

Did you know that most of your favorite restaurants, cafes and even small dhabas follow the same hack to make their paneer fluffy? So if you like your paneer soft and fluffy, this hack will definitely come in handy. Try it at home and share your experience with us. And when you’re done, don’t forget to try our amazing paneer recipes here.

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