Indian Achari Paneer Recipe Video


Cooking Time15 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings4
Main Ingredient


 Paneer14 Ounce, cut into ½ inch cubes (Can Be Found In Indian Grocery Store)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Turmeric1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Yogurt1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Olive oil2 Tablespoon
 Whole red chilies4
 Asafoetida1 Pinch
 Nigella seeds1⁄4 Teaspoon (Onion Seeds Or Kalonji)
 Coriander seeds1 Teaspoon
 Fenugreek seeds1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Black pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Fennel seeds1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Baby spinach leaves1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 180 Calories from Fat 96

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.7%

Saturated Fat 2.3 g11.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 11.8 mg

Sodium 838.9 mg35%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.6%

Dietary Fiber 1.3 g5.3%

Sugars 5.1 g

Protein 13 g26.8%

Vitamin A 31.1% Vitamin C 35.1%

Calcium 15.1% Iron 8.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a bowl, mix together the paneer, yogurt, turmeric and salt; set aside.

2. In a frying pan over medium heat, dry roast the nigella, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, and black pepper for about 2 minutes or until seeds become darker in color and give a beautiful aroma.
3. Crush the roasted seeds using a mortar or rolling pin and set aside.
4. Add oil to the same pan, at low-medium heat and roast red chilies until they turn a darker color; remove from pan and break each one into 2 or 3 pieces.
5. Increase the heat to medium; add asafetida, followed by paneer mixture.
6. Stir-fry for about 3 to 4 minutes until most of the moisture has evaporated and the yogurt should coat the paneer nicely; do not overcook the paneer as it will become dry. Turn off the heat.
7. Add all the dry spices and mix well.

8. Serve warm over a bed of spinach leaves as a side dish.
Achari paneer can be made in advance and refrigerated up to a week. However, it tastes best when served warm.

Editors Review

Chef Manjula cooks an Indian curry dish with paneer or otherwise known as cottage Cheese. This is a treat for all Indian cuisine fans and those looking for an authentic Indian curry dish. The chef starts off with a detailed introduction about paneer and its culinary uses. The dish is prepared with utmost care keeping with measured ingredients and a step by step cooking method. It’s a delectable curry to be enjoyed with Indian bread.