Paneer Kalimirch Recipe

Paneer Kalimirch Recipe
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Paneer Kalimirch is a lip-smacking recipe for the cottage cheese lovers. Learn how to make/prepare Paneer Kalimirch by following this easy recipe.
Paneer Kalimirch Recipe
Preparation Time 5 Minutes
Cooking Time 20 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 4
  • ½ cup Coriander leaves (chopped)
  • ½ cup Mint/Pudina (chopped)
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks (medium size)
  • 500 g Cottage Cheese
  • 3 Green Cardamoms
  • 4 Cloves
  • 3 pinches Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Onions (medium sized)
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 5-6 Garlic cloves
  • 4 tbsp Fresh Cream
  • 2-3 Green Chilies
  • 2 inch piece Ginger
  • 1/2 cup Yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala (powder)
  • 1 tbsp Peppercorns (crushed)
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander/Dhaniya (powdered)
  • Salt (to taste)
How to make Paneer Kalimirch:
  • Start with cottage cheese and cut it into medium- sized cubes. Fry them in 1 tsp of oil. (optional)
  • Take a large saucepan and heat some oil in it. Put cumin seeds in it and fry, till they start to crackle.
  • Add onions to the pan and fry them until they turn brown.
  • Remove the onion from pan and let them cool down.
  • Now, crush them along with ginger, green chilies and garlic, in the blender.
  • In the saucepan, heat 2 tbsp oil and add cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon sticks and bay leaves to it, along with ground paste. Mix them well.
  • Now, add coriander powder, garam masala powder, salt, fresh cream and whisked yogurt. Mix them well again.
  • Add water to the pan and bring it to boil. Now, further add paneer cubes to it, along with chopped mint and coriander leaves.
  • Cover the pan with the lid and let it cook on low- medium temperature, for 10- 15 minutes.
  • When it is done, sprinkle ground peppercorns on top and serve it hot, with rice or chapattis.