Paneer Kaali Mirch

This recipe is for creamy & spicy Paneer Kaali Mirch, with the sweetness of cinnamon and spiciness of black peppercorns (kaali mirch) it is delectable.

Also try:  Paneer Do Pyaaza, Tawa Paneer Masala, Paneer Jalfrezi, Kadai Paneer or Paneer Lababdar.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Indian

Time: Preparation – 10 mins, Cooking – 30 mins, Total – 40 mins.

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  1. Paneer – 200 grams (cut into cubes)
  2. Curd or Yogurt – 1/2 cup (beaten)
  3. Onion – 1 large (sliced)
  4. Garlic – 3 cloves (roughly chopped)
  5. Ginger – 1 inch (roughly chopped)
  6. Green Chillies – 2 (roughly chopped)
  7. Cashew – 5
  8. Black Peppercorns – 1/2 tsp
  9. Green Cardamom – 2
  10. Black Cardamom – 1
  11. Cinnamon – 1/2 stick
  12. Cloves – 2
  13. Bay Leaf – 1
  14. Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  15. Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
  16. Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  17. Fresh cream – 2 tbsp
  18. Mint Leaves – 2 tbsp (chopped)
  19. Water – 1 cup
  20. Oil – 3 tbsp
  21. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Paneer Kaali Mirch:

  1. Take black pepper in a mortar-pestle and crush them to a coarse powder. Keep aside
  2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan or a kadai and add green cardamom, black cardamom, cloves & cinnamon stick. Saute till fragrant
  3. Add onions, ginger, garlic, green chillies and cashews. Saute till light golden brown. Remove from the heat and let it cool down
  4. Transfer it to a blending jar and add 1/4 cup water, blend to a smooth paste. Keep aside
  5. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan or a kadai. Add bay leaf and saute for a couple of seconds. Add the paste and cook until golden brown
  6. Add crushed black peppercorns, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and cumin powder. Mix
  7. Add beaten curd, stir continuously and cook for 2-3 mins
  8. Add 3/4 cup water (or as needed) and bring it to boil. Add paneer and salt. Mix and cook for about 2 mins
  9. Add mint leaves and mix. Your Paneer Kaali Mirch is ready
  10. Garnish with some crushed peppercorns and serve hot.

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