Thursday, August 30, 2012

Paneer Kalimirch

Posted by sandhya at 8/30/2012 07:07:00 AM
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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.



Ingredients:


• 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.

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