Treat Your Taste Buds With Tangy Achari Paneer


New Delhi: Achari Paneer is a delicious Northern Indian dish where soft pieces of paneer are served in creamy, masala gravy accentuated with pickle spices and tangy curd. Let’s check out the ingredients for the recipe.


  • 2 tablespoons Mustard Oil or as needed
  • 250 grams Paneer cut in cubes
  • 3 Tomatoes or 1 cup of tomatoes
  • 1-2 Green Chilies as needed
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • Cilantro to garnish
  • pinch Asoefitida (Hing)
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • Red Chili Powder as per taste
  • Salt
  • ½ cup Cream/ Yogurt
  • ¼ cup Water
  • Achaari Masala (Spice Mix)
  • ¼ teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Seeds
  • 1 whole Red Chili or Kashmiri Red Chili


  1. Take a skillet and dry roast Fenugreek Seeds, Mustard Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Coriander Seeds, Whole Red Chili, and Cumin Seeds for 1-2 minutes until aromatic. When they cool down, put them in the spice grinder and coarse grind the mixture.
  2. Add tomatoes, ginger and green chillies in a blender and grind them into a fine paste.

Achaari Paneer Gravy

  1. Add oil to the pan. When the oil is hot, add Tomato-Ginger paste to it. Cook it for 3-5 minutes or until oil starts to separate.
  2. Add Achari Masala, Red Chili Powder, Garam Masala, Turmeric Powder, and Asoefitida and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  3. When everything is cooked, add water and salt. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add cream/yogurt.
  4. When it comes to desired consistency, add paneer cubes with Kasuri Methi. Cook for 1-2 minutes and garnish with some chopped cilantro & serve!

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