Achaari Paneer Sabji

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Achaari Paneer Sabji

Achaari paneer is a delicious accompaniment, which abrosbs the flavors from the mixture of seeds used in the seasoning. A simple mix of curd, flour, and masala forms the base for this delicious cottage cheese recipe.

Preparation Time: 6 minutes

Cooking Time: 7 minutes

Makes: 2 servings


Cottage Cheese (Paneer) Cubes- 1 cup

Fennel Seeds (Sauf)- 1 tsp

Mustard Seeds (Rai)- ¼ tsp

Fenugreek Seeds (Methi)- 5 to 6

Kalonji (Nigella) Seeds- 1 tsp

Cumin Seeds (Jeera)- ½ tsp

Asafetida (Hing)- ½ tsp

Thinly-Sliced Onion- ½ cup

Turmeric Powder (Haldi)- ½ tsp

Chili Powder- ½ tsp

Black Salt (Sanchal)- ½ tsp

Fresh Curds (Dahi)- ¾ cup

Maida- 1 tsp

Finely-Chopped Fresh Coriander- 3 tbsp

Oil- 1 tbsp

Salt- To taste


  • Mix sauf, mustard seeds, methi, kalonji, cumin seeds, and hing together in a small bowl.
  • Heat oil in a nonstick kadai and add the seed mixture to it.
  • When the seeds begin to crackle, add the chopped onions and sauté till they turn slightly translucent. Make sure you don’t burn the seeds while crackling.
  • Add the paneer, haldi, chili powder, and sanchal, and stir for a minute or two.
  • Now add the curd, sprinkle maida, and mix together.
  • Seasoned with salt and bring it to boil.
  • Garnish with finely-chopped coriander and serve hot with rice or rotis.


  • If the curd is sour add a teaspoon of milk while serving.