Achaari (sometimes also known as achaar or achar) means pickle. This is a dish that is made with all the spices one would normally use in an indian pickle. It is spicy & tangy. It can be eaten with either rice or roti.


Hope you like the flavors! Do try it and leave your comments.

Ingredients: you will need-

  • 250 gm cubed paneer (I usually cut them in rectangular pieces)
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds (sai)
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds (methi daana)
  • 1/4 tsp nigella seeds (onion seeds – Kalonji)
  • 1 tsp garlic-ginger paste
  • 1.5 tsp zeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1/2 cup red and green bell pepper (chopped into 1″ square pieces)
  • 3-4 green chillies slit length wise, you may just add depending on your taste
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 200 ml whipped curd
  • 2 tsp dry mango powder
  • 1 tsp kashmiri mirch
  • 1 tsp sugar


  • Heat the oil
  • Add fennel, fenugreek, nigella and cumin seeds. Let it get brown.
  • After 15-20 seconds, add green chillies. Stir and fry.
  • Add the onions, Stir and fry. Let it be golden.
  • Add the peppers. Stir and fry.
  • Add turmeric powder, ginger- garlic paste. Fry for a minute.
  • Pour in the yoghurt, dry mango powder, chilli powder, sugar and salt.
  • Cook until oil separates.
  • Add paneer cubes. The curd will leave some water. You may also add about 1/4 cup water if you need more gravy. Simmer for 5-7 mins and serve hot.

Enjoy the Achaari paneer with hot phulkas. Yumm!


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