Recipe – Achari Paneer Cheela Vegetarian


A favourite with the vegetarians, paneer made from milk is quite common, especially paneer recipes are quite popular in the Indian subcontinent. You can make it fresh, chhena – an another version or just use the ones that are readily available in the market to prepare everything from simple snacks, curries, sabzis, mithais, desserts and the likes. An ingredient that can be relished in the raw form too – try serving it as a starter just sprinkled with a little chaat masala, black salt and chilli powder!

For more recipes related to Achari Paneer Cheela checkout Paneer Frankie , Til Paneer , Paneer Sandwich , Paneer Popcorn With Lehsun Ki Chutney . You can also find more Snack recipes like Coconut Rice Fritters, Jerk Chicken Tacos, Grilled Toasts With Cheese And Cherry Tomato , Potato Rosti With Bean Stew. Or try out these recipes from Indian Cuisine like Mushroom Mustard Curry, Aloo Pyaaz Cheese Grilled Sandwich, Karachi Halwa, Sabzi Aur Tamatar Ka Pulao.
Ingredients for Achari Paneer Cheela
Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into cubes 150 grams
Whole green grams (sabut moong) soaked 1½ cups
Pickle masala 2-3 tablespoons
Salt to taste
Crushed black peppercorns to taste
Oil 1 tablespoon
Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon
Ginger finely chopped 1 inch
Onions sliced 2 medium
Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
Red chilli flakes ½ teaspoon
Green capsicum chopped 1 medium
Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon
Cheela –
Ginger roughly chopped 1 inch
Green chillies roughly chopped 2
Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil as required
1.To make achari paneer, take cottage cheese cubes in a bowl. Add salt, crushed peppercorns and pickle masala and mix well.
2.Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté for thirty seconds. Add the onions and sauté till golden.
3.Add the marinated cottage cheese cubes, mix and cook till half done. Add the chilli powder and mix.
4.Add chilli flakes and green capsicum, mix and cook for one to two minutes.Add the coriander leaves and mix. Transfer the achari paneer in a bowl and cool.
5.To make the cheela, combine the green gram, ginger, green chillies, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt in a grinder jar. Grind into a coarse paste using sufficient water. Transfer into a bowl.
6.Heat a non-stick tawa. Pour a ladle full of the batter and spread evenly into a round cheela. Drizzle little oil around the sides and cook on low heat till both sides are evenly done.
7.Remove from the tawa, place on a plate with the bottom side facing down. Place a spoonful of the achari paneer in the centre and fold tightly. Cut into pieces.

8.Serve hot.

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