Sunday, September 16, 2012

Mutter Paneer

"Mutter Paneer", is a North Indian dish made out of Green Peas and Indian Cottage Cheese in Tomato gravy with few indian spices. It is one of those most popular curries found all over India.

A very good vegeterian side dish for all kinds of Indian flat breads.

Paneer cubes - 200 gms
Fresh Peas (Mutter) - 200 gms
Onion - 2 (finely chopped)
Tomato Puree - 100 gms (Puree made out of 3 ripened tomatoes)
Green Chilli - 1 (finely chopped)
Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Corriander Powder - 3 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - a pinch
Salt - to taste
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsp

Heat Oil in a Pan. To the hot oil, add the Cumin seeds and allow it to splutter. Add chopped onions, little salt and saute it for few minutes.

Now add ginger garlic paste, finely chopped green chillies. Saute it till the raw smell is off. When the raw smwll is off, add all the dry powders except garam masala. Add very little water if it gets too dry.

Add the tomato puree to the above mixture and cook it covered till it leaves out oil. Add the remaining salt, saute it for a while and then add the mutter.

In a medium flame, cook the mutter in the mixture till it becomes soft. Add the garam masala and saute for a minute.

Heat Ghee in a pan. Shallow fry the Paneer cubes in it for 2 minutes.

When you find the oil oozing out from the tomato peas mixture, add the fried Paneer cubes and the remaining ghee. Mix the gravy gently and cook for another 2 minutes in a low flame.

Transfer the Mutter Paneer Gravy to a serving dish and serve it hot with your main course.

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