Achari Paneer- (अचारी पनीर)- Paneer Curry Recipe- Restaurant Style Achari Paneer–Punjabi Style

Ingredients –

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) – 1 cup ( cut into 1/2 inch cubes).

Whole Dry Masala For Achari Powder –

  • Fennel seeds – 1 tsp.
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp.
  • Coriander seeds – 1/2 tsp.
  • Onion seeds (kalonji ) – 1/2 tsp.
  • fenugreek seeds – 1/2 tsp.
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp.
  • whole Red chilly – 2-3 (as per your taste)

  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp.
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp.
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilly powder  (as per your taste)
  • Chopped Tomato- 1
  • Vegetable oil as a needed
  • Whole cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp.
  • Green coriander leaves – 1/2 cup
  • Ginger –  1/2 inch (chopped)
  • Cashew nut- 4-5
  • Beaten curd yogurt – 1 tbsp.

Method –

  1. Heat  a non stick pan  on low  heat.
  2. Add all whole dry masala and mix well.
  3. Dry roast them until nice aroma comes.
  4. Set aside to cool.
  5. Transfer them to the small jar of a mixer grinder and grind to a medium coarse powder.
  6. Achari powder is ready.
  7. Add chopped tomato, Ginger and cashew nut  in the jar, grind until smooth puree.
  8. Heat  1/2 tsp oil in a pan on medium heat.
  9. Add paneer cubes, fry for 3-4 minutes.
  10. Heat a other pan, add 1 tbsp vegetable oil on medium heat.
  11. Add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, cook for few min.
  12. Add tomato puree and cook until oil starts to separate.
  13. Add coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric powder and red chilly powder, salt to taste.
  14. Mix well and cook  until oil starts to separate.
  15. Add crushed spices powder(as per your taste) and mix well.
  16. You can store extra masala in fridge to be used later.
  17. Add beaten curd (yogurt)  on low heat.
  18. Stir and cook for a min.
  19. Add paneer cube, kasuri  methi  and mix well.
  20. Cook 2-3 min. turn off the heat.
  21. Add chopped coriander leaves and  mix well.
  22. Achari Paneer is ready.
  23. Serve it hot with roti, paratha , puri or your meals.

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