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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mutter Paneer( Cottage cheese and green peas in creamy curry).

Paneer/ Indian cottage cheese( cubed)- 250gms
Fresh green peas/Mutter- 1cup
Onion medium chopped- 1
Tomato medium chopped- 1
Brown Onion paste- 2cup
Milk cream- 1cup
Red chilli powder- 2tsp
Turmeric powder- pinch
Kasthuri methi( crushed)- 1tsp
Salt to taste
Bay leaf- 1
Oil- 2tbsp

Masala powder ingredients( roast and grind the following ingredients to fine powder)
Jeera/ Cumin seeds- 2tbsp
Cinnamon- 1"
Green cardamom- 2

Heat oil in a sauce pan, when oil is hot add the bay leaf and sauté for few seconds. Next add the chopped onions and sauté until onion turns brown. Add the green peas and sauté for few secs. Then add the tomatoes and sauté until tomatoes are mashed. Now add the brown onion paste, ground masala powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and required salt. Sauté for few secs until the oil separates on the sides of the pan. Now add the paneer cubes and few tbsp of water and cook until little thick gravy is formed. Check the seasoning and turn of the heat. Now add the milk cream and crushed kasthuri methi leaves and mix well. Serve hot paneer mutter masala with butter nan, roti or pulao.


Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and inviting paneer masala. Can have it with either roti or rice.

Hamaree Rasoi

Hari Chandana said...

Looks very delicious and perfect.. love the presentation too :)
Indian Cuisine