Achari Paneer

Achari Paneer

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achari paneer recipe | Punjabi achari paneer | restaurant style achari paneer | healthy achari paneer | with 19 amazing images.

achari paneer recipe is also called Punjabi achari paneer and we made it restaurant style achari paneer. This is an Indian curry made of cottage cheese (paneer), onions, curds and lots of spices.

Paneer is the most commonly consumed source of protein for vegetarians. Due to its bland flavour and ability to absorb any flavour as in this Punjabi achari paneer recipe.

Achari paneer is an aromatic accompaniment, which imbibes its flavour from a mixture of seeds used in the seasoning.

Preparation for achari paneer takes no time and can be prepared in a jiffy. The restaurant style achari paneer is so easy and quick to make that you can include it to your everyday meal list. Achari paneer is made with pickling spices and is best relished with any Indian bread. The taste of the dish is tangy and pickly yet the dish is named as achari paneer, achar are usually tangy, sour and slightly spicy.

Make this super easy, quick and lip-smacking Punjabi sabzi for weekend lunch or dinner. Use mustard oil if available as it would enhance the taste of our restaurant style achari paneer and give it the perfect desired flavor. We have added plain flour which prevents the curd added in the gravy from curdling. You can also use besan.

See why we think this is a healthy achari paneer? Made from paneer which contains high quality protein and calcium which aids in weight loss. Since paneer is low in carbs and high in protein it gets digested slowly and hence good for diabetes. For diabetics, use low fat paneer.

Serve restaurant style achari paneer hot with rotis or butter naan.

Try other recipes like Achari Baingan or Chatakedar Paneer.

Enjoy achari paneer recipe | Punjabi achari paneer | restaurant style achari paneer | healthy achari paneer | with detailed step by step recipe photos and video below.

Achari Paneer recipe - How to make Achari Paneer

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 servings
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Ingredients
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  1. To make achari paneer, heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the fennel seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, nigella seeds, cumin seeds and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add the onion and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the paneer, turmeric, chilli powder, black salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the curds, plain flour, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Switch off the flame, add the coriander and salt and mix well.
  6. Serve the achari paneer hot with rice or rotis.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy381 cal
Protein13.4 g
Carbohydrates12.8 g
Fiber0.2 g
Fat29 g
Cholesterol12 mg
Sodium16.8 mg
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  1. Paneer is the most commonly consumed source of protein for vegetarians. Due to its bland flavour and ability to absorb any flavour, it becomes a versatile ingredient. It is widely used in making a myriad of Punjabi subzis and becomes the topmost selling item in most Indian vegetarian restaurants. Like achari paneer recipe | Punjabi achari paneer | restaurant style achari paneer | healthy achari paneer |  then here are some more Paneer Recipes that you’ll love:

How to make Achari Paneer

  1. To prepare achari paneer recipe | Punjabi achari paneer | restaurant style achari paneer | healthy achari paneer |  heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan. For an authentic flavour, use mustard oil instead of regular vegetable oil.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the fennel seeds.
  3. Add mustard seeds.
  4. Add fenugreek seeds. If you increase the quantity of sarson or methi, the achari paneer gravy will taste bitter.
  5. Add nigella seeds.
  6. Add cumin seeds.
  7. Add asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute or until the achari spices are aromatic.
  8. Add onion to achaari paneer.
  9. Sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes or until soft and translucent.
  10. Add paneer. Learn how to make cottage cheese with detailed step by step photos and make fresh Paneer at home. Alternatively, you can buy readymade paneer from a local dairy or supermarket in fresh or frozen form. Ensure the paneer you are using is firm and not crumbly. You can also make use of tofu instead of paneer to prepare vegan achari tofu. Use boiled potatoes in place of paneer for making achari aloo.
  11. Add turmeric.
  12. Add chilli powder.
  13. Add black salt to achari paneer | Punjabi achari paneer | restaurant style achari paneer | healthy achari paneer | 
  14. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  15. Add whisked curd. Check out this recipe of Curd with detailed step by step images to learn how to make at home. This gives a mild sour taste and creamy texture to the achari paneer gravy. 
     

  16. Add plain flour. Alternatively, you can add besan. The addition of flour prevents the curd from curdling.
  17. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring the achari paneer occasionally.
  18. Switch off the flame, add the coriander.
  19. Add salt and mix  achari paneer | Punjabi achari paneer | restaurant style achari paneer | healthy achari paneer | well.
  20. Serve achaari paneer hot with rice or rotis.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Q. My paneer crumbles when cooking. what should i do? Fresh paneer is very crumbly in nature. To firm up the paneer place it on kitchen paper and keep it in the fridge. Once the paneer looses excess moisture it will firm up and will be easier to cook with. 

Reviews

Achari Paneer
 on 07 Aug 19 08:52 AM
5

Its so yummy and very simple.... N the flavours are amazing... Very different from the regular paneer dishes... M loving it
Tarla Dalal
07 Aug 19 09:18 AM
   Thanks Henisha, we are delighted you loved the Achari Paneer recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
Achari Paneer
 on 22 Nov 17 06:09 PM
5

Tarla Dalal
04 Aug 18 10:10 AM
   Megha, thanks for the feedback!
Achari Paneer
 on 05 Jan 17 03:21 PM
5

Very delicious
Tarla Dalal
05 Jan 17 03:50 PM
   Hi, Thank you for your kinds. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you liked them. Happy Cooking !!
Achari Paneer
 on 12 Jun 16 07:01 PM
5

Tarla Dalal
13 Jun 16 09:57 AM
   Thanks Poorvi. We are delighted you loved the Achari Paneer recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
Achari Paneer
 on 12 Mar 16 07:48 PM
5

I loved this recipe When I cooked paneer achari It was loved by all at home
Tarla Dalal
14 Mar 16 11:01 AM
   Thanks Bhagyashree. We are delighted you loved the Achari Paneer recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
Achari Paneer
 on 13 Jan 16 07:12 PM
5

CB - So good! Finger licking, lip smacking good! I added a tsp of mango pickle oil to give it that aachari taste! Yum!
Achari Paneer
 on 02 Jan 16 04:32 PM
5

Tarla Dalal
02 Jan 16 09:50 PM
   Thanks Daulat .... Please keeping trying new recipes and post your feedback.
Achari Paneer
 on 18 Jan 15 05:17 PM
5

Love this recipe.
Achari Paneer
 on 02 Jan 15 04:21 PM
5

Achari Paneer
 on 27 Jun 12 01:23 PM
5

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