Achari Paneer Recipe

Achari Paneer is one of the most compelling cottage cheese dishes that I've ever tasted ! Try this extremely spicy pcikled cottage cheese chunks with rice or Indian breads. Your suggestions for this Achari Paneer are welcome !
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Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 Paneer300 Gram
 Sauf2 Teaspoon
 Mustard seeds1 Teaspoon
 Methi dana1 Pinch
 Kalonji1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Jeera1 Teaspoon
 Garlic flakes6
 Ginger piece1 Inch
 Curd1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Oil4 Tablespoon
 Green chili4
 Haldi1 Teaspoon
 Amchur powder1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Slit green chilies3
 Salt1 Teaspoon


1. Slice paneer into 2 inch cubes.
2. Put all seeds saunf [aniseeds], sarson[mustard seeds], methi dana[feugreek seeds], kalonji[onion seeds] and jeera [cumin seeds] into a bowl.
3. Grind garlic and ginger roughly and keep aside.

4. Heat the oil and add the mixture of seeds together into the heated oil. Let them splutter for 1 minute.
5. Then add chopped green chilies and onions.Fry all onions turn golden brown.
6. In this add, haldi and the garlic ginger paste and cook for 1/2 minute.
7. Whisk the curd to a smooth texture by stirring with a spoon and add to the pan. Keep stirring gently.
8. Add 1/2 tsp salt and amchoor (dried mango powder).
9. Dry up the curd a little by simmering on low heat.
10. Finally add the paneer cubes and stir gently. Leave to simmer until nicely coated with the gravy.

11. Serve in a kadhi vessel garnished with fresh coriander leaves and chopped green chilies accompanied by paratha or naan.


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Samina Tapia says :

Hi Priyanka, the paneer should be added to the gravy at the end so that it does not disintegrate in the gravy.
Posted on: 20 September 2012 - 8:56am
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Priyanka.Mishra says :

how about the paneer? where does it fit in?
Posted on: 27 August 2012 - 2:18am