Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Paneer Kalimirch Masala - Indian Cottage Cheese in Black Pepper Gravy - 28th August Potluck Party, Cyber Style

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,'s the 28th of this month, I was so eagerly waiting for it :) If you're a regular reader of JCO, you'll know why. Exactly, you're's day when we all Potluck Party, Cyber Style members get together again, and prepare their partners dish and share their views about those dishes. I absolutely love this part of the challenge, because in the whole month I don't have to scratch my head too much about what to cook something new :p, when girls brings their dishes on 10th of the month, I do try all of them in my kitchen, however I post only my partners dish.

This month my turn to make Sowmya's recipe, Paneer Kalimirch Masala. As soon as I saw the recipe, I was almost I absolutely love Paneer !!! She learnt this dish from a TV show. I am so glad Sowmya that you shared this dish with us.

Paneer Kalimirch Masala , utterly delicious and redolent with spices..almost tasty as Shahi Paneer or Butter Panner Masala. Loaded with cream, cashewnuts and yogurt was giving dish a very creamy and luxurious flavour while whole aromatic spices, spice up the dish. Especially the prominant taste of Black Pepper !

Shahi Paneer

You will need :-
  • Paneer – ¼ kg ( recipe see here )
    Onion – 2 cups (big cubed)
    Green Chili – 2
    Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 table spoons
    Cashew – 10 grams
    Turmeric – 1 tea spoon ( I used 1/2 tsp )
    Coriander Powder – 2 tea spoon
    Garam Masala – 1 tea spoon
    Red Chili Powder – ½ tea spoon
    Pepper Powder – 1 tea spoon
    Mild beaten yogurt – ½ cup
    Salt to taste
    Fresh Cream / Milk – 1 cup
    Cardamom, cloves, cumin, cinnamon
  • Oil 2 tbsp
    Mint and coriander leaves fresh to garnish
  • kasoori methi 1/2 tsp ( dried fenugreek leaves )

Method :-
Saute the onion in oil until transparent
Add green chili, ginger garlic paste.. big lime size ginger, 10 cloves of garlic and sauté for a minute and remove from heat
Transfer to cool and grind to a coarse paste..
Grind cashew to a paste and set aside
Heat a pan with oil and add cumin, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves and cardamom.
Add the grinded paste..
Once color changes, add the dry powders one by one except garam masala and sauté well
Add cashew paste…
Add yogurt and salt and cook until oil separates
Add water, paneer, kasoori methi
Add garam masala, milk
Garnish with mint and coriander
Serve hot with Chapatti!!!
Linking it to Potluck Party, Cyber Style
Made with love Mondays !

Happy Cooking :)


  1. awesomelicious ....looks divine..

  2. This is a classy Paneer dish. Love the color. I am drooling :)

  3. wow gravy looks super delicious and yumm :)

  4. This gravy sounds very tasty and I love the sound of the gravy with the paneer. And even better with homemade paneer, I'm sure!

  5. gorgoeus clicks of a lovely recipe

  6. Oh gosh, and this looks amazing too! Can I just come over please?

  7. ps the big lime size ginger and 10 garlic cloves mentioned in the method aren't in the ingredients list. Should we just roughly chop both?

    1. Sorry Kellie, I think there is an error ... I made 2tbsp ginger garlic paste from the big lime size ginger and 10 garlic cloves. so no need to add extra ginger garlic..!
      Thank you :)


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