Side dish

Mutter Paneer

I was definitely the crowd pleaser for this dish :), prepared this over the weekend for dinner. When I was done preparing, I was happy to see the outcome and was happier to know that I had prepared enough for next day’s lunch too and I was smiling to myself and thinking, well I can relax and watch a movie tomorrow!

Everyone started their dinner and was praising how nice mutter paneer has turned out, I was definitely feeling good. I finally finished my kitchen chores and came to have my dinner. I saw that I was hardly left with 2 scoops of mutter paneer. I definitely enjoyed my dinner but at the same time had to plan for next day’s lunch and cancel my movie plan 😦 .

Ingredients:

Onions- medium size 2, chopped

Tomato- medium size 2, chopped

Peas- 1 cup, cooked

Paneer-18 to 20 cubes

Heavy cream/milk – ¼ cup

Roasted and coarsely ground cashew- 3 tbsp

Cumin seeds- ½ tsp

Cumin powder- 1 ½ tsp

Coriander powder-1 ½ tsp

Garam masala powder-1 ¼ tsp

Red chilli powder-2 tsp

Ginger garlic paste- 1tsp

Coriander/cilantro- ¼ cup finely chopped

Oil- 2+2+1 tbsp

Salt- to taste

Preparation:

In a heavy bottom pan, heat 2 tbsp of oil. Add chopped onions and fry for 2-3 minutes, then add ginger garlic paste and fry until the raw smell disappears (approx- 4 minutes). Add tomatoes and ¼ tsp of salt, cover and cook for 5-6 minutes more.

     

Add garam masala, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and mix well. Turn off the heat and allow it to cool for some time. Blend the mixture to a fine paste, meanwhile heat 2 tbsp of oil and add cumin seeds. Allow it to splutter and add the blended mixture. Let the mixture come to a boil. Add cooked peas, heavy cream or milk and cashew nut powder and adjust salt to your taste.

In another pan, heat 1 tbsp of oil and add the paneer cubes. Shallow fry the cubes until it turns golden brown on all sides. Remove from heat and add the fried cubes to the gravy and cook for 2-3 minutes. Garnish with cilantro/ coriander and serve hot with Jeera rice/ Roti/Naan or chapathi.


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22 thoughts on “Mutter Paneer

  1. Manjula says:

    Perfect timing.. I was searching for a nice paneer recipe to prepare this weekend and came across your blog. mattar paneer looks fantastic and i will surely do it.

  2. Jaya says:

    I always order muter paneer when I go to restuarant. Its the ultimate food comfort I get. And your dish looks perfect with lots of paneer and the photo is making me want to grab the plate right away

    Jaya

  3. haha, that is the downside of being a cook! happens to me sometimes too… and nothing’s more sad than getting to eat just a spoon when u have slogged the whole day in the kitchen! curry looks fabulous, loved the cream garnish gives it such a restaurant touch 🙂

  4. lobvely dish & i relate with writeup :).. hate it when i have to cook again for myself & skip a movie..:(.. like the name of the blog..belesaaru..miss that back home :).. thanks for dropping by & commenting on my space.. keep dropping by 🙂

  5. Looks so rich and tempting Deepti, and that happens to me too, but on the happy note, you feel so pleased with yourself that everybody loved it..

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