Achari Paneer

Achari Paneer is a unique flavorful main course paneer dish. It has thick pickled gravy, gives a very spicy and tangy flavor. Achari Paneer is often served with tandoori rotis and chapatis.

This is my second attempt of preparing achari paneer. First time when I prepared the result was not that great. I again tried preparing achari paneer some days back and this time the result was too good. So thought of sharing the recipe with you all.

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Achari Paneer
Prep time           : 10 minutes
Cooking time    : 20 minutes
Total time          : 30 minutes
Servings     : 4
Category    : Main
Cuisine       : North Indian
250 Gms paneer
2 Medium size tomato
2-3 Green chilies
1 Inch ginger
1/4 Teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 Teaspoon red chili powder
1/4 Teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1 Teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2 Teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 Teaspoon mustard seeds
1 Teaspoon coriander seeds
Pinch of asafoetida
1/2 Cup cashew paste
1 Tablespoon oil
Salt to taste
  • Grind tomato, green chili and ginger to a fine paste.
  • Dry roast fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Allow it to cool down and grind it coarsely.
  • In a bowl take hot water and dip cottage cheese (paneer) for at least 15 minutes.
  • Later cut paneer in cubes.


  • In a pan heat oil, add coarsely ground spices, asafoetida and turmeric powder. Sauté for a minute.
  • Then, add in the tomato, ginger and green chili paste. Sauté and cook until the oil oozes out from the masala.
  • Add cashew paste and mix well. Keep stirring and allow it to simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  • Later, add in the paneer cubes, mix well and simmer for another 2-3 minutes.

Garnish with cilantro and enjoy hot!


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