Amazing Uses Of Whey (Leftover Water From Paneer)

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We all love paneer, don't we? While making it, there is a slightly yellowish liquid that is left behind. We generally throw this liquid, when we make paneer at home, which is also known as whey.

In this article, we are here to share some of the amazing uses of this leftover liquid also called whey that you can include to make your food healthy and nutritious.

Whey is considered to be rich in natural healthy proteins. It helps to build muscle strength, provide cellular energy, improve the immune system and also prevent diseases like cancer and AIDS.

Apart from these factors, this liquid leftover from paneer is very nutritious and it helps reduce the risk of thrombosis, lowers the blood pressure level, slows down the ageing process, promotes weight loss, helps in balancing hormones and also prevents heart attacks and strokes.

With so many health benefits, it is actually not correct if you throw the leftover liquid of paneer (whey) before using it. Hence, read on to know more about the different ways that you can use this healthy water that is got from making paneer.


Make A Chapati Dough

Instead of throwing away the nutritious leftover water, one can make nutritious chapatis, by mixing this water to the dough mixture. All you need to do is to use this water to knead the dough instead of using plain water.


Add In Fruit Juices

You can start your day by mixing whey in your regular fruit and vegetable juices. Blend it well and, alas, you can enjoy a healthy fruitful drink.


Add It In A Gravy

You can get the sour taste to a gravy by adding this paneer liquid. It helps to retain the sour taste that is generally got from tomatoes and tamarind.


Cook Rice

If you are having excess of whey, you can add it to your rice before cooking it. It makes the rice healthy and nutritious, apart from giving it a unique flavour. Since this liquid is rich in protein content, it helps keep your calories under check.


For Baking Purpose

This is an excellent substitute for plain water when you're baking any food. It can be used to make baking products like bread, cornbread, pancakes, muffins and even homemade biscuits, which certainly taste a lot better and are healthy too.


Tenderise Meat

Instead of using vinegar to wash your raw meat, you can use this water to tenderise the meat. It not only tenderises the meat, but also adds a tangy taste to the meat. This is one of the amazing uses of whey.


Add In The Preparation Of Food

Most of the nutrients get broken down to incomplete stuructures when the food is cooked. So, add this water when preparing food to keep the nutrients intact and also make the food more nutritious.

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Story first published: Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 17:01 [IST]
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