Monday, August 17, 2009

Mutter Paneer


Paneer cubes - 2 cups
Green Peas - 1 cup
Onions - 6
Tomatoes - 5
Green Chillies - 2
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic Flakes - 5
Curd - 1/2 cup
Full Cream - 3 tbsps
Garam Masala powder - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Seeds powder - 1 tsp
Black Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Butter - 1/4 cup
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Oil - 3 tbsps
Sugar - 1 tsp
Kasuri Methi - 2 tbsps
Coriander Leaves - 2 tbsps


1. Boil paneer cubes in some water and strain all the water.
2. In a mixing bowl, take curd, cream, garam masala powder, cumin seed powder,
coriander seed powder, black pepper powder, salt, red chilli powder and beat
3. To this mixture, add boiled paneer cubes and marinate for 30minutes.
4. Peel and cut onions into squares.
5. Heat 2 tbsps oil in a pan and saute onion, garlic and ginger pieces.
6. Add sugar(helps in browning onions) and saute on medium flame until the
onion pieces turn brown.
7. Remove off heat and let it cool.
8. Blend this with green chillies and keep aside.
9. In another pan, heat remaining oil, add cumin seeds.
10. When cumin seeds start to become brown, add chopped tomatoes.
11. Saute till tomatoes become soft and mushy.
12. Add green peas and kasuri methi and saute till green peas is cooked.
13. Add ground onion paste and mix well.
14. In another pan, heat butter and add marinated paneer cubes.
15. Mix lightly on low flame until it comes to boil.
16. Add this to the pan containing onion paste.
17. Let this gravy boil for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.
18. Garnish with coriander leaves.
19. Serve hot with chapatti, naan or roti.


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