How to make Paneer Pudina Kalimirch -

This is a hara bhara paneer dish - with mint, coriander and spinach leaves adding their colour.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Cottage Cheese, Fresh Mint Leaves Paste (ताज़े पुदीने की पेस्ट )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Paneer Pudina Kalimirch

Paneer Pudina Kalimirch Recipe Card

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Paneer Pudina Kalimirch Recipe

  • Cottage Cheese 400 grams

  • Fresh Mint Leaves Paste 2 tablespoons

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1 1/4 teaspoons

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Tomato chopped 1 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chilli paste 1/4 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 1/4 teaspoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves paste 2 tablespoons

  • Cashewnut paste 1/4 cup

  • Spinach puree 2 tablespoons

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1/2 tablespoon

  • Butter 2 tablespoons

Method

Step 1

Heat oil in a deep non stick pan. Cut paneer into ½ inch cubes.

Step 2

Add cumin seeds to the pan and when it changes colour, add onion and tomato and sauté. Add salt and mix. Add green chilli paste, turmeric powder and coriander powder and mix. Add 1 cup water and mix and let it cook for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Add fresh mint paste, fresh coriander paste, cashewnut paste and mix well. Add ½ cup water and mix and cook on high heat.

Step 4

Add spinach puree and mix well. Add paneer and mix gently. Add crushed black peppercorns and mix. Add garam masala powder, lemon juice and mix. Add butter and mix. Adjust salt and mix. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.