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Dum Paneer Kalimirch

April 22, 2013 Motions and Emotions 10 Comments

Dum Paneer Kalimirch

Last week I thought of preparing a special dish and I started searching for some good recipe. Finally, I got one which is shared by one of the famous Indian Chef. Yes, I am talking about Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. I tried Dum Paneer Kalimirch and believe it is a very delicious dish! This recipe again has the goodness of the spiritual spice kalimirch (black pepper). I have modified the recipe slightly according to my family's tastebuds.


Paneer/Cottage Cheese - 200gm
Onion - one big size, chopped
Ginger-garlic-green chili paste - 4 teaspoon
Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 2 teaspoon
Whisk yogurt - 1 teaspoon
Tomato - one, finely chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Dry Red chili - 1 or 2
Bay Leave - 1
Cinnamon stick - 1 inch
Green Cardamom - 1 or 2
Clove - 1 or 2
Garam masala powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Kashmiri Red chili - 1/2 teaspoon
Black pepper - coarse powder, 1 teaspoon
Refined oil


Cut paneer into square shapes and saute it with little salt and keep aside. Fry chopped onions until it becomes brown (It is known as beresta). Now grind this brown onion and make a coarse to fine paste. If requires  you can add little water while making the paste. Now heat oil in a pan and add dry red chili, bay leave, cinnamon stick, clove & green cardamom one by one. Next add ginger-garlic-chili paste and followed by fried onion paste. Keep on stirring the mixture. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, Kashmiri red chili powder and cumin powder. It's time to add little water. After that add chopped tomato and whisk curd. Cook it for 2 minutes and pour half glass water. Let it boil and subsequently add paneer blocks. Now add garam masala powder and coarse pepper powder. Switch off the gas and you can also garnish with some fresh coriander leaves. This delicious side dish can be served with roti, naan, paratha or any other Indian Bread.



  1. Mouthwatering paneer dish Amrita. Delicious.....

    today's post:

  2. super delicious paneer... looks very yummy

  3. YUmmy & hot paneer recipe... nice recipe.

  4. Looks delicious curry. Love it. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog Hop.


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