Black Pepper Paneer

Author: Shelley Bennetts   Date Posted:5 July 2018 

Freshly ground peppercorns and Turmeric Paste are a heavenly match in this paneer dish. 
Serves: 3 to 4 as a side dish or 2 as a main.


Oil as needed
½ tsp cumin powder

1 tsp pepper corns (adjust as needed)
¼ tsp fennel seeds

2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 sprig curry leaves
Salt as needed
½  tsp Turmeric Powder 

¾ cup cubed or sliced onions
¾ to 1 cup tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
¾ to 1 cup capsicum chopped
1 heaped cup paneer (Indian cheese found in most stores)



Gather all prepared ingredients
Grind pepper corns and fennel seeds in a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle. Set aside.
Puree tomatoes.
Saute cumin in hot oil until it sizzles.
Add chopped garlic and saute until aromatic.
Add tomato puree and cook with turmeric and salt to taste.
When the tomato puree thickens and the raw smell cooks off, add onions and capsicum.
Saute for 2 to 3 mins until the raw smell of onions cooks off.
Add prepared fennel and pepper powder along with curry leaves. Fry for 2 to 3 mins.
Cook covered on a low flame for 2 mins. Add paneer. Mix well and cook covered for 2 to 3 mins.
Serve with rice or roti, or roll up in a wrap.


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