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Paneer Achaari

Paneer sauteed in a tangy and spicy mixture
Recipe By : Niru Gupta
Type: Paneer/Cottage Cheese Serving: 4 Cooking Time: 15 minutes


  • 500 g paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp sarson ka tel (mustard oil)
  • 1 1/2 tsp kalonji (onion/nigella seeds)
  • 1 1/2 tsp rai or sarson (mustard seeds)
  • 1 1/2 tsp saunf (fennel seeds)
  • 1 1/2 tsp moti kutti lal mirch (paprika), or to taste
  • 3-4 sabut lal mirch (whole red pepper)
  • 1 1/2 cup (250) thickly sliced onions
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp salt or to taste


  • In a heavy based pan, heat the oil, and add the kalonji, rai/sarson, saunf, moti kutti lal mirch and the sabut mirch, and sauté over high heat, till they begin to splutter.
  • Add the onions and continue sautéing till the onion looks glossy.

  • Remove the mixture from the pan and keep aside. In the same pan, over high heat, add the tomato puree and salt and sauté till fat separates.

  • Add the onion mixture and the paneer pieces and saute for 2-3 minutes for the flavours to blend, before serving.

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