Achari Paneer Pulao Or How To Make Achari Cottage Cheese Rice Recipe


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Achari Paneer Pulao Or How To Make Achari Cottage Cheese Rice Recipe

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Paneer, marinated with achari spices like fennel and nigella is tossed together with rice, which is cooked to perfection with typical spices like cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and caraway. This gives the feeling of having a nice pulao with a mild pickle, but it comes in a single package, making it convenient to serve or pack. All you need is a bowl of raita and perhaps a papad to complete this flavourful meal of Achari Paneer Pulao.

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Achari Paneer Pulao Or How To Make Achari Cottage Cheese Rice Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Method
For the achari paneer

    For the achari paneer
  1. Heat the oil in a kadhai, add the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, nigella seeds and fennel seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the turmeric powder, chilli powder and switch off the flame.
  3. Add the curds and mix well.
  4. Add the green chilli pickle and salt and mix well.
  5. Add the paneer cubes, mix gently and keep aside to marinate for 30 minutes.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the cinnamon, cloves, caraway seeds and cardamom.
  2. When the caraway seeds crackle, add the rice and salt, mix well and cook on medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  3. Add the marinated paneer, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve hot garnished with coriander.

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For the Achari Paneer

  1. For the Achari Paneer first take a deep non-stick kadhai, heat the oil and add the mustard seeds.
  2. Add the fenugreek seeds. They are called methi seeds and are very good for health. 
  3. Add the cumin seeds, also called jeera gives a nice flavour to this recipe. 
  4. Add the nigella seeds. This is also known as kalonji or onion seeds and is used widely in Bengali cuisine. 
  5. Add the fennel seeds. Called as saunf it is an aromatic herb and taste great in a recipe.
  6. Sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  7. Add the turmeric powder. 
  8. Add the chilli powder. This gives a nice spice and colour to the recipe. 
  9. Switch off the flame. Add the curds.This gives the marinade creamines and also a base for the paneer and a nice sourness to the recipe. 
  10. Mix well.  
  11. Add the green chilli pickle. This is available readymade in all supermarkets and is a very important ingredient and a must for this recipe. 
  12. Add the salt and mix well.
  13. Add the paneer cubes. Make sure the paneer you use is really fresh and soft, if you feel your paneer is not soft, place it in warm water for few hours and it will turn soft. 
  14. Mix gently. This is very important or else the paneer cubes will break. 
  15. Cover it with a lid. 
  16. Keep aside to marinate for 30 minutes. This helps the flavours to get merged with the achari paneer.  
     

How to proceed for Achari Paneer Pulao

  1. Take a broad non-stick pan, heat the oil and add the cinnamon. 
  2. Add the cloves.
  3. Add the caraway seeds. If you do not have these you can always use cumin seeds. But caraway seeds gives a better flavour for sure. 
  4. Add the cardamom.
  5. When the caraway seeds crackle, add the rice. Make sure the rice is perfectly cooked as undercooked will taste bad and raw and overcooked will make it mushy. 
  6. Add the salt.
  7. Mix well to get a perfect Achari Paneer Pulao.
  8. Cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring it in between. 
  9. Add the marinated paneer.
  10. Mix the achari paneer pulao gently or else the paneer cubes will break.
  11. Cook achari paneer pulao on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring it in between. 
  12. Serve Achari Paneer Pulao hot garnished with coriander.
Accompaniments

Boondi and Pomegranate Raita 
Coconut Kadhi 
Dal Kadhi 
Green Tomato Kadhi 
Mint Raita 

Nutrient values per serving
Energy642 cal
Protein15.3 g
Carbohydrates98.6 g
Fiber4.9 g
Fat20.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A272.2 mcg
Vitamin B1-0.4 mg
Vitamin B2-0.4 mg
Vitamin B31.9 mg
Vitamin C1.6 mg
Folic Acid11 mcg
Calcium280.5 mg
Iron0.9 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium4.8 mg
Potassium22.5 mg
Zinc1.6 mg

RECIPE SOURCE : Jain Desi KhanaBuy this cookbook

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Achari Paneer Pulao Or How To Make Achari Cottage Cheese Rice Recipe
5
 on 09 Oct 18 11:07 AM


it''s amazing
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Tarla Dalal    Happy to know you liked the recipe. Please continue to review the recipe you make as that will be of great help to other users.
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12 Oct 18 09:31 AM
Achari Paneer Pulao Or How To Make Achari Cottage Cheese Rice Recipe
5
 on 09 Oct 18 11:06 AM


burst of flavours in mouth.... it''s amazing ????
Achari Paneer Pulao Or How To Make Achari Cottage Cheese Rice Recipe
5
 on 17 Nov 15 02:21 PM


A burst of flavours in the mouth.. So many spices are used to get the achaari flavour, the paneer once marinated gave a lovely taste. I enjoyed this with a bowl of raita..
Achari Paneer Pulao Or How To Make Achari Cottage Cheese Rice Recipe
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 on 27 Aug 15 11:33 PM


very simple and very tasty, chatpati recipe..
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Tarla Dalal    Great you liked the recipe. Please continue to review the recipe you make as that will be of great help to other users.
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28 Aug 15 05:07 PM
Achari Paneer Pulao
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 on 17 Jun 14 12:17 PM


Amazing recipe!