Dum Paneer Kalimirch

Dum Paneer Kalimirch

 

Ingredients
 
Cottage cheese (malai paneer)………. 400 gms
Ginger……… ……………………… 1 inch piece
Green chilies…………………………. 2-3
Fresh coriander leaves………………… ½ medium bunch
Fresh mint leaves……………………… ¼ medium bunch
Yogurt…………………………………. 1 cup
Oil……………………………………… to deep fry
Pure ghee………………………………. 2 tbsp
Bay leaves……………………………… 2
Cinnamon………………………………. 1 inch stick
Green cardamoms……………………….. 3-4
Cloves………… ………………………. 3-4
Coriander powder……………………….. 2 tbsp
Cumin powder……………………………1 tsp
Salt………………………………………. To taste
Fresh cream………………………………. ½ cup
Peppercorns (crushed)…………………… 1 tbsp
Garam masala powder………………….. 1 tsp
 
Preparation
1.Cut paneer into one-inch sized cubes. Peel and wash ginger. Remove stems, wash green chilies. Grind ginger and green chilies to a fine paste. Clean wash and finely chop fresh coriander and mint leaves. In a bowl, whisk yogurt to a smooth consistency.
 
2.Heat sufficient oil in a pan/kadai. Deep fry the paneer.
 
3.Heat pure ghee in a narrow mouthed handi, add bay leaves, cinnamon, green cardamoms and cloves. Stir-fry briefly. Add ginger-green chili paste and sauté on high heat for half a minute.
 
4.Add the whisked yogurt, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt to taste. Stir well, add one cup of water and cook on high heat, stirring frequently, till the gravy starts boiling.
 
5.Add paneer and mix in coriander and mint leaves. Stir in fresh cream and crushed peppercorns. Sprinkle garam masala powder.
 
6.Cover handi with a tight-fitting lid and seal using whole-wheat dough (atta) or alternatively, seal tightly with aluminum foil.
 
7.Place sealed handi in the preheated oven and cook for ten to fifteen minutes.
 
By Vaidehi
 
Source: http://totalveg.com/dum-paneer-kalimirch/1142
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