January 26, 2009

Mutter Paneer


Happy republic day to all my blog buddies & viewers. Wherever we r & whatever we do, be proud to be an Indian.

To make this day special, I personally felt mutter paneer is most appropriate!!! isn't it?.

Paneer could be made at home by simply bringing milk to a boil and using acid to separate the curd. The curds are then drained in a cheesecloth or muslin cloth and excess water is pressed out. It is a good source of protein. This taste great when mixed with vegetables. Green peas are one among the best combination.

Ingredients :

  1. 1 whole paneer - cubed
  2. 1 medium size onion grated or finely chopped
  3. Tomato puree 1/2 cup
  4. 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  5. 1/4 cup green peas (frozen or fresh)
  6. 1/4 cup yogurt or curd
  7. Green chillies 2 to 3 nos
  8. 1 tsp turmeric powder
  9. 1 tbsp Dhania or Coriander powder
  10. 1 tsp red chilli powder
  11. 1 tsp Garam masala
  12. 1 cinnamon stick
  13. 3 -4 cloves
  14. 1 bay leaf
  15. 1 cardamom
  16. 1 tsp cumin seeds or jeera
  17. Oil and salt to taste
  18. Corriander leaves for garnishing
Directions :

  • Cube the paneer into half inch pieces and deep-fry them on medium high heat. Fry until the paneer becomes a light golden color.
  • In a pan, add oil and when hot, add jeera. Then add the cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaf and elaichi and saute. Now add the grated onion, green chilly and saute well. Add the tomato puree and let it cook well until oil separates.
  • Add some turmeric, chilli powder, dhania powder, garam masala to the yogurt and mix well.
  • Add this yogurt mixture to the onions and cook. Add some water if needed. Then add the paneer pieces, mix well. In the end, add the thawed peas.
If you are using fresh peas, first add the peas, cook and then add the paneer. Bring it to a boil.

All time favorite paneer recipe is ready to be served with Bread or Chappatis or Rotis or naan.

4 comments :

Ann said...

This is one of my fav gravy..so spicy and rich looking swapna.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is my fav. Ur recipe is so tempting me. YUM! YUM!. Love to have it with hot roti....

Vibaas said...

Looks so yummy

Srivalli said...

wow..that looks great...thanks for the entry!

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