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Indian Achari Paneer

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Ingredients
  Paneer 14 Ounce, cut into ½ inch cubes (Can Be Found In Indian Grocery Store)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Turmeric 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Yogurt 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Whole red chilies 4
  Asafoetida 1 Pinch
  Nigella seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Onion Seeds Or Kalonji)
  Coriander seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Fenugreek seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fennel seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baby spinach leaves 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a bowl, mix together the paneer, yogurt, turmeric and salt; set aside.

MAKING
2. In a frying pan over medium heat, dry roast the nigella, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, and black pepper for about 2 minutes or until seeds become darker in color and give a beautiful aroma.
3. Crush the roasted seeds using a mortar or rolling pin and set aside.
4. Add oil to the same pan, at low-medium heat and roast red chilies until they turn a darker color; remove from pan and break each one into 2 or 3 pieces.
5. Increase the heat to medium; add asafetida, followed by paneer mixture.
6. Stir-fry for about 3 to 4 minutes until most of the moisture has evaporated and the yogurt should coat the paneer nicely; do not overcook the paneer as it will become dry. Turn off the heat.
7. Add all the dry spices and mix well.

SERVING
8. Serve warm over a bed of spinach leaves as a side dish.
TIPS
Achari paneer can be made in advance and refrigerated up to a week. However, it tastes best when served warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Feel: 
Rich
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Curry
Ingredient: 
Paneer
Language: 
hindi
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Subtitle: 
Indian Spicy Cottage Cheese Curry
Chef Manjula cooks an Indian curry dish with paneer or otherwise known as cottage Cheese. This is a treat for all Indian cuisine fans and those looking for an authentic Indian curry dish. The chef starts off with a detailed introduction about paneer and its culinary uses. The dish is prepared with utmost care keeping with measured ingredients and a step by step cooking method. It’s a delectable curry to be enjoyed with Indian bread.

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