Dum Paneer kalimirch

Monday is a Paneer or Cottage Cheese day for us. and every week I have to think of something innovative to cook with Paneer. Downloaded this recipe some days back from the net, and it was pretty good. Ideal to have it with tawa roti.


  • Paneer – 250 gms
  • Onion – 2, large, chopped  
  • Ginger, Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp
  • Hung curd – 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom, Clove, Cinnamon, Bay leaf, dry red chilli
  • Cream – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  • fresh mint leaf – a handful
  • Salt, sugar, Green chilli – as per taste
Heat the oil in the pan. Add the chopped onion with a pinch of salt and sugar and fry till golden brown. Remove from heat, let it cool, then make a paste of it.

Toss the paneer cubes in hot oil with a pinch of salt till golden brown.

Heat some more oil. Add whole red chilli, cardamom ,clove, bay leave and cinnamon stick and cook for 1 mins over low heat.

Add fried onion paste and cook for 2 mins. Add ginger – garlic paste and fine chopped green chillies and mix well and cook for a min.

Add beaten hung curd and mix well and cook for 2 mins.

Add coriander powder, cumin powder and black pepper powder and mix well.

Add water and mix it well and cook for 2 mins. Then add the paneer cubes.

Add cream, salt and sugar as per taste. 

Add fresh mint leaves and cover the pan with aluminium foil. cook for 15 minutes over low flame, so that the paneer is cooked in Dum.

Adjust the seasoning. Serve with tawa roti or naan.