Creamiest And Tastiest Paneer Brand – Mishry Reviews
We reviewed some of the nation-wide popular paneer brands which are also easily available online as well as offline. By reviewing them based on important parameters like smell, texture, taste, and moisture, this is what we found.
This is the review that’ll help you find the best paneer brand for your cooking purposes. From over 6 popular paneer brands, some of whom turned out to be chewy, crumbly, or off-tasting, we believe that Mother Dairy Fresh Paneer is the deserving winner of our review to find the Creamiest and Tastiest Paneer brand in India.
It was Mother Dairy Fresh Paneer’s moist texture, fresh aroma, and mildly sweet, almost milky sweet taste that contributed to its winning top honors.
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Best Paneer Brand To Buy: Mother Dairy Fresh Paneer
Mother Dairy Fresh Paneer, 200g Pack
Mother Dairy Fresh Paneer emerged victorious in our review of top paneer brands. It has a sweet milky smell along with a fresh, natural taste. Moreover it retains its moistness and taste after being cooked as well.
Best Paneer Brand (Also Recommended): Amul’s Paneer
Amul Fresh Paneer, 200g Pack
Amul Fresh Paneer retains its freshness and remains moist even after cooking, but its taste is lost in the process.
Our Review Process
The Brands We Picked
- Mother Dairy’s Paneer
- Amul’s Paneer
- Gowardhan’s Paneer
- Ananda’s Paneer
- Arlys’s Paneer
- Fidello’s Paneer
|Brands||Moisture||Odor||Texture & Color||Taste||Shelf Life|
|Mother Dairy||No||Fresh milky smell||Soft, crumbly, and spongy||Pleasant milky taste||15 days|
|Fidelo B Pure||No||Mildly sour smell||Soft||Mildly acidic||15 days|
|Ananda||No||Very sour smell||Hard||Mildly sour||15 days|
|Amul||Traces||Fresh, cheese-like smell||Soft, creamish color||Sweet and salty||45 days|
|Gowardhan||Yes, lots of it||Sour smell||Very hard, rubber-like, creamish color||Chewy, acidic aftertaste||60+ days|
|Arlys||No||Sour smell||Very hard, rubbery||Sour and acidic aftertaste||15 days|
How We Picked Brands?
Needless to say that the six paneer brands, which we have mentioned, are some of the most popular brands available online as well as offline. Though loose paneer is also quite easily available at most offline stores, due to the lack of information regarding their nutritional content or shelf life, they don’t quite fit in with all the other contenders. Moreover, loose paneer is usually locally produced and supplied by local dairies within a smaller geographical area.
Who This Is For?
This review is specifically for those who rely on big brands for their needs. For small families, young couples, or even students, this review concerns everyone who buys branded paneer from the nearest supermarket or Kirana shops. Though there might be some families who choose to prepare paneer at home, still this review might provide them with some useful information if need be.
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How We Tested:
Before we go any further, we would like to state that taste can be subjective, and what may seem tasty to one person may not be the same for the other. Our tasting process was divided into two different parts, the first of which was the tasting of raw paneer samples from each of the six brands. Each sample was picked blindly so that the biased factor is eliminated and the outcome is justifiable. The second part was the Mishry secret sauce, where we cook a simple paneer dish using different brands.
The Parameters Considered:
Parameters are the most important aspect of testing. They are the basis on which each of the brands is tested and judged. As the parameters upon which one judges the paneer are the same, some of these fixed parameters, upon which our paneer review is done, are:
Odor: The smell of the paneer is important, as it tells a lot about its freshness. Most of the fresh paneer would have a certain combination of mildly sour and milky smell.
Texture: It is, in fact, the first thing that you notice after biting into the fresh batch of paneer. Its chewiness and crumbliness heavily influence its overall quality. You want a soft, firm, and moist texture.
Taste: The creaminess, sourness, and aftertaste, are some of the few qualities which we have compared between these six popular brands in order to come up with the one that had the most pleasing taste.
Moist Or Dry: Whether it’s dry or moist, this was indeed an important part of our review. Moist paneer is much easier to cut down and add up to that extra-creaminess of the dish.
After the different paneer brands were blind-tasted, we judged them on the four fixed parameters namely smell, texture, taste, and moisture. Mother Dairy Fresh Paneer seemed to be perfectly moist, with a fresh milk-like odor and milky taste that felt perfectly natural. It not dense and rubbery, unlike a few other brands. There was no trapped moisture or watery whey inside the pack.
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Mishry Secret Sauce:
Mishry Secret Sauce was the second part of our review process. It doesn’t involve blind tasting, but instead, we decided to use different brands and prepare a simple paneer bhurji recipe using each one of them separately. Such a simple recipe allows the flavor of the paneer to come through without it being overpowered by other spices and herbs.
The brands were divided into two separate batches of three each. After tasting the two batches, Mother Dairy Fresh Paneer and Amul Paneer emerged as the finalist of our paneer-bhurji taste test, as both of these paneers retained their moisture, thus having that creamy texture that we loved. Mother Dairy Fresh Paneer further maintained its fresh taste and emerged as the overall winner, as a result.
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Final Result Of The Mishry Secret Sauce
Out of the two finalists which were Amul and Mother Dairy, mother dairy’s paneer, along with being moist, retained that fresh and mildly sweet flavor that was present in it while it was being tasted raw, and it was very well spotted in the final outcome. Though as we have mentioned, the taste and preference of paneer might differ from person to person, as per our extensive taste tests and reviews, the Top Pick is Mother Dairy Fresh Paneer.
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