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
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.
22 thoughts on “Mutter Paneer”
Mutter paneer looks simply mouthwatering and delicious. Excellent preparation.
Thanks Deepa! have a great week ahead.
Excellent preparation! I just love it.
Lovely presentation! Mutter paneer is my favourite. Thanks for the post
Awesome clicks! Love the recipe.
Nice recipe Deepti, I am drooling over the photo.
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.
This looks very yummy n delicious..loved it
Lip smacking photos! Mutter paneer is my favorite. I do add a little lemon at the end too
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
Looks so very tasty and loaded with flavours!
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 🙂
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 🙂
Thanks for your appreciation!
Very lovely preparation Deepti! Your snaps and description makes me want to do the matter paneer now;)
matar paneer looks absolutely delicious !lovely presentation !
Love mutter paneer. This looks creamy and delicious!!!
Great combo and looks fabulous!
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..
Thank you all for your wonderful comments! I deeply appreciate it.
Mutter paneer looks very nice and yummy.