Achari Paneer

Some days when I am in no mood to go shopping for vegetables, i just grab some panner from the fridge and get creative. Achari Paneer has become one of my favorite vegetarian recipes. I do love the Tikka Maslas and Butter Masalas which are quite rich, but when I am craving for more  flavorful but a lighter version Achari paneer it is. The Pickling Masalas which go in it are robust and gives it a unique flavor . Its great to scoop with rotis or naan & makes a hearty meal. Hope you enjoy it as much as i did. 




Achari Paneer

  • Difficulty: easy
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For Masala Powder

  • 1 Tsp Kalonji (Onion seeds)
  • 1 Tsp Fennel seeds /Saunf
  • 1 Tsp Mustard seeds / Rai
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin seeds/Jeera

Ian a pan Dry Roast these spices for approx 2 mins  ,cool them and grind them to a fine powder & set aside.

Remaining Ingredients

  • 14 ounces Paneer ( cut into small cubes )
  • 1 medium sized onion ( finely chopped )
  • 1 medium size Tomato ( finely chopped )
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp Ginger and garlic paste
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp Cashew nut powder
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 3-4 Dry Red chillies
  • 1 tsp Corn flour
  • 2 tbsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Mango pickle gravy
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1/4 tsp Kasuri Methi
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro & mint leaves.
  • Salt as needed


  • Take a wide pan and add oil , Dry red chillies followed by chopped onions ,tomato and ginger & garlic paste.Saute them for few mins  on medium heat and then add the roasted dry Masala powder, coriander powder ,red chili powder ,cashew nut powder and corn flour & saute continuously for 2-3 mins until the oil stars to leave the pan.
  • Now add the paneer cubes, yogurt, mango pickle and salt as needed  and mix until everything is incorporated . Simmer it on low heat for 15 mins .
  • Now add cream and you could add little water if you want if the gravy appears too thick. Simmer for  another 10 mins.  
  • Lastly add kasuri methi & chopped Mint,Cilantro leaves ad switch off the stove. Serve with Naans or Rotis. Enjoy 




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