Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Achari Paneer Masala

Soft Paneer cubes simmered in spicy and tangy gravy…. Perfect for weekend menu.


200 gm cottage cheese (paneer), chopped in cubes
1/2 red capsicum, chopped
1/2 green capsicum, chopped
1/2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp onion seeds
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
2 dry red chillies
2 bay leaves
3 tbsp oil
3 large tomatoes, pureed
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tsp red chilli powder or to taste
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves, finely chopped


  • Heat oil; add chillies and bay leaves. Add mustard, onion and fennel seeds.
  • When seeds start crackle, add ginger-garlic paste and saute well.
  • Add chopped onions, when they turn pink; add chopped capsicums.
  • Cook on low flame till capsicums turn soft and tender.
  • Add tomato puree and dry masalas. Stir and cook for 4-5 min or till oil separates.
  • Add 1/2 cup hot water and salt and cook until gravy looks thick.
  • Mix in the paneer cubes and cook covered for few minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with naan or rice.


  1. Tempting clicks....... Lovely presentation!!

  2. Paneer looks great!! totally tempting..

  3. Yummy and tasty panner.....!!

  4. Those flavors inside the dish? Taking my breath away.

  5. mouth watering dish...... beautiful pic... loved it....

  6. Thank you all for the comments...

  7. My mother makes this and I swear it tastes so scrumptious and mind blowing that yo end of licking your fingers. Must try this one is! Thanks for sharing the recipe