Monday, February 15, 2010

Achaari Paneer

Hello dear friends am glad to be back after a long break :) Thanks for all the good wishes you've sent my way. I missed blogging and blog hopping though I would peep into some blogs here and there. Even in obvious absence many blogger friends have graciously passed on many beautiful awards to me for which I am greatful and humbled :) I'll soon dedicate a post to flaunt the awards :)!!
The past few days were rather tough for me as I was down with renal stone, it was a painful period in which I had to frequent the doctor almost every second day :( Had to undergo series of tests and was on strong doses of medicines. Though I was on a normal diet, didn't have the appetite to eat even simple food. I was off to Amma's place for rest and came home recently.

Now that alls well and happy I've started making dishes from blogger friends recipes and my recipe books.

Today's recipe is " Achaari Paneer" which I picked from Nita Mehta's book 'More Paneer'
This one of the easiest and quickest recipes one could ever prepare with paneer.
This dish tastes typically like that of North Indian pickle :) so all the pickle and paneer lovers here's a real treat! Enjoy!!


Ingredients:
300 gms- paneer
2tsp- saunf (aniseeds)
1 tsp- mustard seeds
a pinch of fenugreek seeds( methi)
1/2 tsp- kalonji (onion seeds)
1 tsp- jeera ( cumin seeds)
5-6 flakes of crushed garlic (opt)
1" piece ginger-crushed
1/2 cup curd/milk
4 tbsp-oil
3 onions- finely chopped
3-4 green chillies- chopped
1 tsp- haldi
1& 1/2 tsp- amchoor ( dry mango powder)
2-3 slit green chillies
salt to taste

Method:
1. Cut paneer into rectangular pieces
2. In a vessel warm some water and add a pinch of haldi and mix well, dunk the cut paneer pieces in it till it is required in cooking.
3.Collect all the seeds in a bowl- saunf, jeera, mustard, methi, kalonji.
4. Heat oil in a kadhai/wok and add the collected seeds to it. Let them crackle for about a minute.
5. Add onions and chopped green chillies. Cook till onions turn golden brown.
Add haldi and crushed ginger and garlic. Cook for half a minute
6. Beat curd (if using milk instead of curd pour directly) till smooth. Add to the kadhai and keep stirring.
7. Add amchoor and salt as per taste. Cook till the gravy thickens( dries up a bit)
8.Add paneer cubes and slit green chillies mix well. stir for 1-2 minutes on low flame.
Serve hot.

44 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

welcome back suparna, am so happy to c u back,so back with a delicious dish...looks so nice and yummy ,would be perfect with roti,even i had done this dish long long back,got to try ur version too..thanks for sharing & hope u had a great valentines day

Suparna said...

Hi Sushma,
:0 thanks so much for the concern dear..I'd like to see ur version of this dish sometime too!
Ya we had a great time outing on Valentines day! hope u had fun too!! :)
Thanks
TC

Asha said...

Beautiful looking dish, sounds yummy.

Ramya Manja said...

Yummy Yummy....Great entry...

Arundhuti said...

delicious dish...

ARUNA said...

Good to c u again Suparna and u r definitely back with an apt dish to make up ur absence!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I hope you are all fine now. Take rest and take care...
Lovely dish, have to try it once...

A Homemakers Diary said...

thats a lovely dish and I can bet comes with a tongue tickling aroma. perfect for the season.

DEESHA said...

this is one yummy dish

kitchen queen said...

the achari paneer looks delicious and tempting.you can drop by my blog any time and give ur valuable comments.

Priya said...

Glad to see u back dear, hope u r doing well now..Thats a tempting achaari paneer dear, looks prefect and yummy..

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Gr8 to see u back Suparna:)

Achari paneer looks simply superb!!!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow, blast after a break... WElcome back , the dish looks very tempting and yummy!!!

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Gita said...

Hi Suparna, how are you dear? I hope you are feeling better now. Glad to see you back with such a lovely and yummy dish :)

Superchef said...

Good to have you back and even better to hear that all is fine now :)

What a great recipe for a comeback!

rekhas kitchen said...

Welcome back dear muuuu mouthwatering recipe looks great yummm.........

Parita said...

Welcome back dearie! hope you are doing fine now..achari paneer looks lipsmacking!

Renu said...

seeing you after loong time....this is very interesting recipe...like the ingredients you have used, will try i sometimes:)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Hi suparna, I have heard a lot about this recipe but not yet tasted or tried will soon do :)

Mangala Bhat said...

Hey Superna ..How r u?Thanks for the lovely comment dear!
Sorry nimma blog visit madade hodadakke istu dina ...Indiakke hogi banda mele tumbane Lazzy aagogideeni ..Aachari panner yavaglu try madilla ..Try madatene ..nanu aloo try madidde sarri barlilla will try this recipe .

Cham said...

Good to see u gal! Hope u feel better now!
Good recipe to try!

aquadaze said...

Ah so you are back from your long hibernation! You were missed, you know that, don't you?
Glad to know that you are fine now, nothing like having mom around to take care of you, isn't it?

Yum looking achari paneer - I always feel like a cheat when making these achaari recipes (like the arbi I had posted) because I use ready made achaari masala. Shame really, considering it is so easy to make it from scratch. Will follow this the next time. Seriously.

Suparna said...

Thanks dearies for the wonderful comments...
Hey AD,
Thanks dear :) phew....the hibernation is really over now and I've become like a grizzly bear after that resting period ;)
arbi and potato are good options for achari recipes ...didnt try it with ready masala...I'll keep the idea for a lazy day ;)
Thannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnks for all the warm loving wishes :)

TC

homecooked said...

Good to have u back Suparna.You were missed! Hope u r fit and fine now :) Paneer dish looks delicious.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Wow looks very delicious and mouth-watering and welcome back my dear:)

Bong Mom said...

How are you Suparna ? Hope you got rid of those stones. This achaari paneer sounds lovely.

Sush said...

oh Suparna, how r u now? Take care & also take a lot of rest. Congrats for your awards too.
Achaari paneer looks very tempting.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Hey Suparna, thanks for your valuable comment..you can get this puff pastry in any indian store..in between Achaari Paneer looks fabulous...

Jaya said...

Suparna,
How are you feeling now ,I hope you are better ..Have you tried any alternative way of healing like ayurveda or homeopathy ...I really dont like taking bunch of medicines ..have heard parsley leaves are so good for renal/kidney problems...
and this dish looks so good and delicious.
hugs and smiles

Malar Gandhi said...

Achari Paneer sounds incredible...the spices gone in is very tantalizing...

Chitra said...

Looks very nice..never heard of this..Nice recipe too :)

Varunavi said...

Nice to know that u r feeling better now.Try to avoid food which is hard to digest.

Panner looks wonderful,heard of nita mehta book but never brought one,will try to get her panner recipe book.

Varunavi said...

Nice to know that u r feeling better now.Try to avoid food which is hard to digest.

Panner looks wonderful,heard of nita mehta book but never brought one,will try to get her panner recipe book.

Shri said...

Glad to see you back!The paneer looks so tempting..Hope you are feeling much better now!I know what medicines can do on you so take plenty of rest and take one step at a time!

vidhas said...

This recipe is new to me, sounds yum. nice click.

Gulmohar said...

Great to see you back Suparna ! Guess Amma's love and care have made you feel stronger :-)Take care..

Paneer looks fantastic..Never tried this recipe..Thanks !

Valarmathi said...

Welcome back Suparna. Hope you r feeling much better now.

Paneer looks tempting and yummy.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Recipe looks yummy and delicious!!!
Kindly accept the award dear

Pravs said...

hope you are doing well. What a yum recipe with paneer.

Suparna said...

@HC glad to know I was missed :)
keep visiting.

@Sara thanks have lots to catch up at ur blog u'll soon fing me there :)

@Thanks V, Thanks for the health tips :) btw Nitha Mehta's recipes are damn accurate.

@Thanks Shri, ya the ilness had pulled me down quite a bit am back to normal now. a little careful with my diet too.

@vidhaas thanks
@Gulmohar thanks :) ya Amma's attention, love and care quickened my recovery :) :)

@Valar Thanks am feeling fine now,keep visiting

@Aruna thanks for visiting and thanks for sharing the award with me

@Pravs thanks ya am fine now, hope to see u around :)

DRY GROUNDNUT CHUTNEY said...

Hi Suparna,

Long time i have heard from you. Good to see you back again. Hope you are fine now. I am prathiba from The indian food court. Yummy dish though very simple.

Babli said...

Achari paneer looks delicious, colourful, spicy and yummy. Thanks for this lovely recipe.

kothiyavunu said...

Yummy and tempting achari paneer!!would love to try this.Thanks for sharing!

Soma said...

welcome back Suparna!

Lovely dish. My kids love paneer and i think this one is a great dish for parties.

Soma(www.ecurry.com)