Dum Paneer Kali Mirch
|Cottage cheese||500 Gram|
|Onions||2 Medium, julienned|
|Coriander/ cilantro||8 (7-8 sprigs)|
|Mint||8 Gram (34- sprigs)|
|Yogurt||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Cinnamon sticks||2 Medium|
|Coriander powder||1⁄2 Teaspoon (dhaniya powder)|
|Cumin powder||3 Pinch|
|Garam masala powder||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Fresh cream||2 Tablespoon|
|Peppercorns||1 Tablespoon, crushed|
Cut the cottage cheese into cubes and fry them in 1 tbs oil until lightly browned. Keep aside.
Fry the onions until brown and grind into a fine paste along with ginger, garlic and green chillies.
Heat 2 tbs oil in a skillet, Add bay leaves, cloves, cardamoms and cinnamon sticks. Add the ground paste. Mix well. Add whisked yogurt, coriander powder and garam masala powder. Add fresh cream and salt to taste. Add a cup of water and bring the gravy to a boil.
Transfer the gravy to a baking dish. Add fried paneer cubes and the chopped cilantro and mint, Cover with aluminum foil tightly and bake in the oven at 350 F for 10-15 minutes.
Sprinkle ground peppercorns on top.
Serve Hot with Fried Rice/ Rotis.