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13 May, 2015

Achari Paneer Recipe


If you enjoy paneer ( cottage cheese) and also the tangy tast of pickling spices then you will enjoy biting into a combination of the taste.
Here is the recipe for achari paneer where you can relish the taste of lemon or mango in this dish.


  • 200 gms Paneer (cottage cheese), cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 Green Chilies, cut lengthwise
  • Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon raw mango powder
  • 3 table spoons of yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds (Methi)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard Seeds (Sarson ke beej)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nigella Seeds (Kalonji)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Seeds (Dhania ke beej)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fennel Seeds (Saunf)
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 small Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon crushed Ginger-Garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/3 cup beaten Curd (or yogurt)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Oil


Heat oil in a pan or kadai over medium flame.

And fry mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, Nigella seeds and fennel seeds and sauté for a minute.

Now add asafoetida and crushed ginger-garlic and sauté for approx 30 seconds.

After 15-20 seconds, add green chili and onion and cook until onion turns translucent.

Add paneer cubes, stir and cook for a minute.

Add curd, turmeric powder, dry mango powder, chilli powder, sugar and salt; mix well.

Cook for 3-4 minutes until oil separates and turn off flame.


For a gravy you may add about 150 ml water. Allow it to heat through. Season and serve.

How to enjoy Achari Paneer

It is a spicy, tantalizing paneer curry with pickle like taste and can be served as an accompaniment, starter or an appetizer based on its gravy texture. It has semi gravy texture and has spicy and mild sour taste. For best taste, enjoy it with a hot parantha.


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