Friday, October 17, 2014

Achari Paneer

Paneer, this popular Indian cheese is one among the varieties of cheese we love very much at home.Obviously my fridge will definitely have paneer cubes and i love to add it in most of my dishes. After mozzarella, paneer is the most wanted cheese in my cooking. Most of the North Indian side dishes are prepared very much with this cheese often hence you can find many varieties of lip smacking gravies or side dishes in this cuisine. Our most favourite paneer dishes we never fail to order whenever we go to Indian restaurants are Paneer tawa masala, Paneer Makhanwala, Paneer peas masala and the list just goes on. Its been a while i want to make some achari paneer and this paneer with pickling masala was in my to do list since ages, finally i made this fingerlicking pickling paneer at home few days back to have with rotis for our dinner.

Achari Paneer, Paneer with pickling spices

I picked this achari paneer recipe from Tarla Dalal's Site, this dish can be prepared very quickly if you have paneer cubes at home, yes no grinding or any other special spice powder is needed to make this aromatic side dish. A mix of seeds, curd,flour and usual spice powders makes this beautiful and catchy Achari paneer. We enjoyed thoroughly this delectable, lipsmacking Achari paneer with rotis. This post is going to this week's blogging marathon as i picked North Indian side dishes as theme. If you like paneer very much, this dish will definitely satisfy your tastebuds.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#45. 

1cup Paneer/cottagte cheese (cubed)
1tsp Fennel seeds
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
6nos Fenugreek seeds
1tsp Nigella seeds
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Asafoetida powder
1/2cup Thinly sliced onions
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1/2tsp Chilly powder
1/2tsp Black salt
3/4cup Fresh curds
1tsp Plain flour
3tbsp Chopped coriander leaves
1tbsp Oil

Mix the fennel seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, nigella seeds, cumin seeds and asafoetida in a small bowl.

Heat the oil,let crack the seed mixture.

Now add the onion and saute till it turns translucent.

Add the paneer, turmeric, chilli powder, black salt,cook for sometime.

Now add the curd, sprinkle the plain flour and mix well.

Add the coriander and salt and bring to a boil.

Serve hot with rice or rotis.


  1. yummy paneer recipe. For a change, its a yogurt based gravy and not tomatoes.

  2. Looks yummy.. Want to have anytime.

  3. This paneer dish looks yum. Achaari veggies are a hit in our house and I love this recipe from TD.

  4. All those spices and paneer look so good! Lovely dish.

  5. Lovely and colorful looking paneer. Wonderfully prepared.

  6. not a big fan of paneer but love that rich gravy

  7. different version of paneer, luks nice and yummy!!!

  8. Hi Priya, I am always a fan of Tarala Dalal's recipe..and yours is very tempting and flavourful..just need naan aur chapatti to finish this...I am back on blogging please visit my place too dear...

  9. Sounds like a delicious curry priya..

  10. so flavorful and delicious curry Priya...Paneer is our family's favorite too...I am yet to try Aachari Paneer, bookmarking this recipe!

  11. Such an flavorful and tempting achari paneer :) looks so delicious and creamy ... I wud love to finish them with phulkas :)

  12. looks so delish..just loved the gravy ..i'll love to try this with some naan

  13. A very delicious blend of spices for a paneer curry!

  14. That is one very flavorful and delicious looking paneer curry. Love it.

  15. in my search for North dishes I came acrosss this one also but changed my mind - what a deliciously colored gravy - I am sure it was so good

  16. Love that rich colour and texture Priya. Nice one...

  17. what a lovely coloured dish...looks delicious!!

  18. The color of this gravy is so good, Priya.


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