Achari Paneer

Achari Paneer

Cottage cheese cooked with pickled spices and yogurt

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Cottage cheese / paneer cubes
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nigella seeds (kalonji)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 onion
  • 1 inch ginger piece
  • 3 dry red chillies
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, chopped (optional)
  • 3/4 cup coriander leaves, chopped

Instructions

  1. Dry roast all spices on medium about 2-3 minutes. Grind the spices into fine powder to get a Achari spice mix.
  2. In a bowl, add yogurt, Achari spice mix, salt and mix well.
  3. Grind coriander leaves, mint leaves, ginger and onion into paste.
  4. Heat oil. Roast spiced yogurt and green paste. Saute for few minutes.
  5. Add Cottage cheese and lemon juice. Stir fry for a minute.
  6. Serve Achari Paneer with rice or roti

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