Achari Paneer Recipe

Hindi word for Pickle is 'Achar'. Achari Paneer, Paneer in Achar gravy. Generally the main ingredients in any pickle is mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. My MIL used to call it as 'Kalyanam for Pickle'.  Roasting mustard and fenugreek seeds and powder them in a mixer and add it to the pickle along with hing, is the main secret ingredient in any pickle. In Achari Paneer also, the gravy is mainly made of Achar masala which constitutes mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and other spices. This spicy achar masala brings the unique taste to this dish and you can enjoy the taste of paneer in the achar gravy. As other Paneer gravies, this is also an excellent accompaniment for any Indian Breads. Lets see how to make this Achari Paneer.

Achari Paneer Recipe
Achari Paneer Recipe

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time30 mins

Achari Paneer Recipe
Achari Paneer Recipe

Paneer / Indian Cottage Cheese250gms
Green Chilli2
Ginger1 Inch Piece
SaltTo taste
Curd1/2 Cup
Oil2 tablespoon

Grinding Ingredients for Achar Masala:
Red Chillies5
Coriander Seeds1 tablespoon
Mustard Seeds1/2 teaspoon
Fenugreek Seeds1/4 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds1/2 teaspoon

Achari Paneer Recipe
Achari Paneer Recipe

  1. Chop the paneer into cubes and soak it in warm water if it is a store bought paneer. If the paneer is homemade then no need of soaking. Soaking paneer in warm water makes it soft. Lets start with the Achar Masala first. Heat a pan and add the grinding ingredients given in the above table. Lightly dry roast them for couple of minutes in medium flame. Take these in roasted ingredients in a mixer

  2. Grind the ingredients to a coarse powder. This is our Achar Masala.  Next take chopped tomatoes, green chillies, chopped capsicum and ginger. Adding capsicum is optional. But it gives a nice taste to the dish. 

  3. Grind them all to a nice paste. Heat oil in a pan. Add the coarsely ground achar masala and saute it in oil for couple of minutes. 

  4. Then add tomato paste and keep the flame in medium and allow the tomato puree to get cooked in oil along with achar masala. When the tomato mixture is cooked and the oil starts to ooze out, now, add curd and mix well. Add 1/2 Cup of water and stir well and allow the achari gravy to cook for 5 minutes

  5. Finally add paneer cubes and again boil the whole Achari Paneer for another 5 minutes in low flame

  6. Yummy and Spicy Achari Paneer is now ready to serve! Relish this yummy Achari paneer with any Indian Breads!
  7. Achari Paneer Recipe
    Achari Paneer Recipe

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Hmm these look delicious, thanks for posting up this recipe, looks quite simple to make.


Looks yummy, will try. Thanks.



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