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Malai Pepper Paneer Masala

Priyanjali Joardar
15 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Malai Pepper Paneer Masala RECIPE

A creamy milk and peanut gravy with a blend of roasted and ground aromatic spices like pepper, fennel and coriander gives this dish an amazing flavor. The milk and peanut gives the gravy the sweetness which balances out the spice of pepper. This goes well with Roti, parantha or naan.

Recipe Tags

  • Egg-free
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Fusion
  • Simmering
  • Blending
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Vegan

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. paneer 250 grams
  2. onion 1 medium
  3. garlic 4-5 cloves
  4. ginger 1 inch
  5. Milk 1/2 cup
  6. curd 2 tablespoon
  7. peanut 1/4 cup
  8. Shahi jeera 1 teaspoon
  9. chilly flakes 1 teaspoon
  10. nutmeg powder 1/2 teaspoon
  11. Roasted curry leaves 10-12
  12. Desiccated coconut 2 tablespoon
  13. To be roasted and ground:
  14. pepper 2 tablespoon
  15. coriander powder 1 tablespoon
  16. fennel seeds 1 teaspoon


  1. Dry roast and grind the masalas mentioned under 'to be roasted and ground'.
  2. Soak the peanut in warm water and grind into fine paste.
  3. Grind onion, garlic and ginger into a paste.
  4. Heat oil in a kadai, throw in shahi jeera, once it splutters add the ground paste of onion, ginger and garlic along with the ground peanut.
  5. After two minutes of sauteing add the ground spice mix.
  6. Add curd, chilly flakes, nutmeg powder, desiccated coconut and salt. Cook till the raw smell of curd leaves.
  7. Add the milk, paneer and let the gravy come to a boil.
  8. Simmer for 5 to 7 minutes or until the desired consistency is achieved.
  9. Finally add the dry roasted and crushed curry leaves. Give it a stir.
  10. Keep it covered for at least half an hour for the paneer to soak up the flavors before serving.

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Prerna Pai
Prerna Pai   Apr-19-2018

Vijaya Vijaya
Vijaya Vijaya   Feb-14-2018

Smells good. I am trying.

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