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Paneer Kali Mirch

Paneer Pepper Masala | Paneer Kali Mirch

Quick Paneer recipe perfect for Indian dinner or lunch. Soft, succulent and spicy Indian cottage cheese recipe is semi gravy side dish perfect to serve with Chapati or dosa or maybe as spicy paneer sandwich filling! Possibilities with this tasty paneer recipes are many.
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Course: Breakfast, dinner
Cuisine: indian cuisine
Keyword: Paneer, paneer recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 2 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • ½ inch Cinnamon
  • ¼ cup Onion chopped
  • 2 Green Chilies chopped
  • 1 Sprig Curry Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 4 tablespoon Water
  • Coriander Leaves

For Marinated Paneer

  • 200 gms Paneer Cubes
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • ½ Kashmiri Lal Mirch Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoon Lime Juice
  • Salt to taste


How To Marinate Paneer

  • Cut 200 gms of paneer in square cubes. Then take a bowl and put the paneer cubes in it.
  • Add ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder, half a teaspoon of Kashmiri Lal Mirch powder and a teaspoon of ginger garlic paste.
  • Squeeze around 2 teaspoons of lime juice in a small bowl and then pour them in the bowl. You can directly squeeze the lime on the cottage cheese/paneer as well.
  • Add salt to taste and mix them well. After mixing all the ingredients refrigerate for an hour.

How To Make The Gravy

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan. When the oil starts to heat add a teaspoon of cumin seeds, half an inch of cinnamon and ¼ cup of cubed red onions.
  • Then add chopped green chilies and some curry leaves on it.
  • Saute till the onion becomes soft and changes its color to golden brown.
  • When the onions are soft add a teaspoon of pepper powder and a teaspoon of coriander powder respectively.
  • Now, take out the refrigerated paneer cubes and add it in the pan. Now, mix the paneer with the ingredients and cook it for a minute.
  • Add 4 tablespoons of water and mix it well. When the ingredients are mixed well cover the pan with a lid and then cook it for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Now, sprinkle some green coriander leaves for flavors and cook all the ingredients for another minute.
  • Switch off the heat and serve the paneer pepper masala hot with jeera rice.