Mutter Paneer is probably the most frequently ordered dish in Indian restaurants. The mild flavors of the paneer (cottage cheese) marry beautifully with the delicious sauce in my recipe! Make it in your home and you've got a sure crowd pleaser!
- 500 gms paneer cubed
- 200 gms shelled peas
- 2 large onions
- 3 medium tomatoes
- 1 tbsp ginger paste
- 2 tbsps garlic paste
- 2 tsps coriander powder
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 2 tsps garam masala
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 2 green chillies chopped fine
- 6 tbsps of oil
- 1 1/2 cups water
- Salt to taste
- 3 tbsps thickened/ double/ heavy cream
- Coriander leaves chopped fine to garnish
- Grind onions into a fine paste in a food processor. Keep aside.
- Next grind tomatoes into fine paste and keep aside.
- Heat 2-3 tbsps of oil in a pan and gently stir-fry the cubes of paneer till golden. Remove onto a paper towel and keep aside.
- In the same vessel heat 2-3 tbsps of oil and add the onion paste. Fry till it turns light brown.
- Add tomato paste, ginger and garlic paste and fry for another 2 minutes.
- Add the coriander, cumin, turmeric and garam masala powders, green chillies and fry, stirring continuously till the oil begins to separate from the masala (spice mixture).
- Add the peas to the masala and fry for 2-3 minutes.
- Then add the paneer, water and salt, reduce flame to a simmer and cook till the gravy thickens.
- When the gravy is as thick as you would like, turn off the flame and stir in the cream.
- Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
- Mutter paneer tastes great with parathas, naans and even jeera rice.