Friday, 30 December 2011

Paneer Kali Mirch Masala

Paneer Kali Mirch Masala

Just as I was looking for a paneer recipe, I came across this one on a television program. With the ingredients being quite simple and readily available, I prepared this for dinner the same night. I must say that the dish turned out to be superb. It has a few levels of flavour that slowly unravels as you bite, chew and swallow. The dish was even better than most paneer dishes served in many restaurants. The combination of paneer and black pepper was surprisingly wonderful.

1 cup cubed paneer
1 large onion, chopped
2 green chillies
2 tablespoon cashew nuts, soaked
1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
¾ cup curd/yogurt
¼ cup milk
1 teaspoon coriander powder
½ teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon black pepper powder
¼ teaspoon chilly powder
½ teaspoon kasoori methi
½ teaspoon cumin seeds
1 bay leaf
Salt to taste
Cooking oil

Heat little oil in a kadai and fry the onions

Add green chillies and ginger garlic paste and cook until raw smell goes

Cool and grind to smooth paste along with the soaked cashew nuts

Heat some oil and add the cumin seeds and bay leaf

Once cumin browns add the ground paste and cook until most of the moisture is gone and it all comes together

Add turmeric, coriander, cumin, chilly and black pepper powders, mix well and fry for couple of minutes. Add little water if needed (I cleaned up my mixie jar and added some water from it)

Add yogurt and kasoori methi and allow to simmer

Add paneer, salt and simmer for about 5 minutes stirring frequently

Add chopped coriander leaves and milk and simmer for about 10 minutes stirring frequently


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