How to make Achari Paneer Canapes -

Paneer marinated in a chatpata pickle masala grilled served on crisp bread topped with crunchy lettuce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Cottage Cheese, Buns (बन्स)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Achari Paneer Canapes

Achari Paneer Canapes Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Achari Paneer Canapes Recipe

  • Cottage Cheese achari masala 50 grams (

  • Buns cut into cubes 200 grams

  • Mini buns 6

  • Lettuce 1 medium

  • Ice cubes as required

  • Mustard oil 20 millilitres

  • Hung yogurt 200 grams

  • Salt to taste

  • Garlic finely chopped 20 grams

  • Butter 20 grams

  • Bean sprouts for garnishing


Step 1

Discard the stem of lettuce and tear lettuce leaves and place in a bowl. Add ice cubes and water and set aside for 20 minutes.

Step 2

Heat mustard oil in a non-stick pan till it smokes. Reduce heat and add pickle spice. Stir for a while and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 3

Switch off heat and cool to room temperature. Reserve 1 teaspoon of it and add the remaining to yogurt alongwith salt and mix well.

Step 4

Combine cottage cheese cubes and yogurt mixture in a bowl. Mix well and set aside for ½ an hour.

Step 5

Combine garlic, butter, reserved cooked pickle spice in a bowl. Mix well.

Step 6

Slit mini buns and halve them. Spread generous amount of garlic butter on both halves and similarly make the remainining buns.

Step 7

Heat a non-stick pan. Add marinated cottage cheese cubes and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes, turning once a while. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 8

Heat a non-stick tawa. Place prepared buns, buttered side down on it and cook till golden from the underside. Flip and cook till the other side is also golden, pressing them slightly. Remove from heat.

Step 9

Pat dry lettuce leaves and place few pieces in the cooked buns. Add 2-3 cooked cottage cheese cubes on top.

Step 10

Garnish with bean sprouts and serve immediately.

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