Achari Paneer with Achari yogurt

Does the name intrigue you? I was certainly intrigued by giving the name. I thought that what would my readers think? Well, let’s find out how interesting this recipe is where Pickles have been used in cottage cheese and coated with raw papad powder and deep fried. Accompanied by a yogurt dip having a pickle oil in it. I’m salivating while typing

Course – Snack

Cuisine – Indian

Author – Madhu’s Kitchen

Difficulty level – Easy

Preparation time -10 mins, Cooking time -20 mins


5-6 Papad

200 gms cottage cheese

1/4 cup pickle (any kind would do. I chose Mango)

1/2 cup yoghurt

4 Tbsp maida

1/2 cup oil for deep frying

Salt as per taste


Cut the paneer into square pieces. Slit half. Take the pickle and slowly insert in each one and set aside. Make a batter of maida in a bowl. Adding pinch of salt and the batter should be of thin consistency. Take the raw papad and put in a blender to make a powder. Set aside. Now take each cottage cheese and dip in maida batter and smear with papad powder and set aside. Keep the oil for frying in a wok and on low heat while preparing the Achari paneer. Now slowly add the Achari paneer in oil and deep fry in batches. Once done for all. Set aside for playing. On the plate make a garnish of tomato and dip the pickle oil into yoghurt to make a dip and enjoy the Achari Paneer

Achari paneer with Achari yogurt dip
Blend the raw papad
Cut the paneer into squares
Put the pickle into the slit of paneer
Complete the batches
Maida batter
Dip into the raw papad powder
Deep fry
Enjoy with yoghurt dip


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