Recipe of Dum Paneer Kali Mirch

A fragrant curry brightened with black pepper. Exclude the cream if you want to make it low fat.


  • 1 tsp oil
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 green cardamoms
  • 1 inch piece cinnamon
  • 1 onion fried till brown and blended with little water to make paste
  • Paste of 1 tsp ginger and 1 tsp garlic with 4 green chillies
  • 3 Tbsp dahi / yogurt
  • 1 tsp dhaniya /coriander powder
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 3/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp cream
  • 1/4 tsp rang mirch /paprika
  • 1/4 tsp haldi / turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 250 gm paneer
  • Coriander, to garnish
  • Fresh mint leaves, to garnish

How to Make Dum Paneer Kali Mirch

  1. Heat oil and add the cloves, cardamoms and cinnamon till it’s nice and fragrant.
  2. Now add onion paste and cook well.
  3. Add ginger, garlic and green chilli paste. Saute.
  4. Add yogurt / dahi.
  5. Cook and add coriander powder, cumin powder, pepper powder, haldi and rang mirch / red chilli.
  6. Add salt. Cook and add cottage cheese cubes and cream as well as 1/2 cup water.
  7. Seal the pan with foil and put a lid on top.
  8. Reduce flame to low and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  9. Now open it and cook further if you like to dry it up.
  10. Check for salt adding more if needed serve garnished with coriander and mint leaves.

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