Keto Achari Paneer is an Easy Vegetarian Recipe, for days when you want a break from eggs, meat and are looking for simple flavors for a refreshing break. There are many vegetarians who are reaching out and asking me to help them with vegetarian food on Keto. I have for you, two very interesting and delicious recipes for paneer or cottage cheese. I have used Verka paneer for these two recipe named Keto Achari Paneer and Keto Paneer in Garlic and Lemon Flavors; however, you can choose any brand which is easily available or even make cottage cheese at home.
Keto Achari Paneer (Pickled Cottage Cheese)
This is an easy recipe which uses different seeds for flavor. It can be made in a jiffy and is convenient for people who don’t have time to cook or don’t know how to cook.
- Mix the panch phoron or the dry seeds and the asafoetida in a small bowl.
- Heat the ghee in a non-stick pan and add the seeds mixture. Let them crackle for half a minute.
- Lower the heat and drop the pieces of cottage cheese or paneer.
- Add the turmeric and chilly powder.
- Beat the hung curd a little and add that too.
- Lower the heat and cover it for two to three minutes.
- Add the salt mix some more and switch off the heat.
- You can also add a sliced red onion. But that is optional.
- Garnish with chopped coriander or cilantro.
Also Read: Keto Baingan Ka Bharta | Yummy Eggplant Mash
Keto Paneer in Garlic and Lemon Flavors
An easy cottage cheese recipe that can be put to use when you are running out of time and, when looking for a refreshing change.
- Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan.
- Add the dried red chilies and fry them a little.
- Add the chopped garlic and after a half a minute add the chopped ginger.
- Saute till they turn golden.
- Add the cottage cheese to the pan.
- Add the salt and cook on high heat till the cheese turns a little golden.
- Add the red chili powder, black pepper, lemon juice and lemon rind.
- Add the stevia drops.
- For those of you who are not fond of stevia, you can skip it.
- Keep stirring and cooking on high heat.Add the coriander, stir and switch off the heat.
- If you want to make some gravy then some coconut milk and a few strands of saffron can be added right at the end and the dish can be cooked on low heat for another 5 mins.
- The dish is ready.
Tip: A tadka or tempering of the five seeds namely, nigella, mustard, fennel, cumin, mustard is popularly called “ Panch Phoron” in the state of West Bengal.
It is commonly used to season fish, vegetables and all kinds of lentils. Remember to stick to these proportions in order to get the right blend of flavors.