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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Paneer Achari!!!


500 gm. paneer, cut into small squares of 1-2 cm
• 30 ml. mustard oil, heated until smoking and cooled. This removes its pungent odour.
• 1/4 tsp. mustard or rai seed
• 1/4 tsp. fennel seeds
• 1/4 tsp. fenugreek or methi seed
• 1/4 tsp. cumin seeds
• 1/4 tsp kalonji or Nigella seeds
• 1 onion, approximately 150 gm, thinly sliced or chopped
• 200 gm chopped tomatoes
• Salt to taste
• 1 tsp. chilli powder or to taste
• 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
• 1tsp lemon juice
• 1 tbs. vinegar
• 1 tbs. chopped coriander leaves.


1. Heat oil in a pan.
2. Add all whole seeds and allow to splutter or crackle.
3. Add onions and fry until golden brown.
4. Add tomatoes and cook 10 minutes.
5. Add chillies, salt and turmeric powder, stir well and add paneer pieces.
6. Mix to coat paneer well.
7. Add Sugar, lemon juice and vinegar.
8. Cook for a further 5 minutes.
9. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

I m sending this as my Entry for Ammula's Event Think Spice - Think Kalonji


Madhavi said...

WOW mouth-drooling entry Rupali, mast recipe hai. Keep rocking gal!!!

Rupali Jain said...

Hey Thanks Madhavi!!

Meeta K. Wolff said...

A wonderful idea. I did alu achaari a little while back so I can imagine the exceptional flavor this gives the paneer. thanks for the entry!

Ruth Strong said...

This looks delicious!!!! A great entry to the mingle, thank you!

TNL said...

my gosh...that is one yummy blend of flavors!!! I love it....

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Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks so delicious, perfect side dish for the naan.