Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Mutter Paneer

This is one of the dishes I first tried out when I started cooking. It is a very easy recipe for potlucks and for hosting a big group of friends at home.


Paneer cubes – 1 cup
Peas – ½ cup
Onions - 2
Tomatoes – 2
Cloves – 3
Cinnamon – ½ stick
Chilli powder – 1 tbsp
Turmeric – 1 pinch
Garam masala – 1 tbsp
Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
Salt – as needed
Sugar – 1 tsp
Jeera – tsp
Oil – 2 tbsp


Grind onions, tomatoes, cloves and cinnamon to a fine paste. Heat oil in a pan and add jeera. Once they start to splutter add the ground paste. At this point turn the heat down a little as it starts to splash. Keep stirring often. Meanwhile heat oil for deep frying the paneer cubes, in another kadai. Deep fry the paneer till it turns golden brown and immediately transfer it to a bowl with lukewarm water. Remove the panner after 2 min into a plate. Continue for the rest of the paneer. Once the oil starts to separate from the onion-tomato paste add chilli powder, turmeric, garam masala, coriander powder, salt, sugar and peas. Add the fried paneer cubes and cook for 5min. Garnish with coriander leaves just before serving.

Variations: A dollop of cream can be added to give the dish a creamy texture. Likewise ghee can be used instead of oil to fry the onion-tomato paste. For the diet conscious ones, skip the deep frying part and add the paneer as is.


Vaishali said...

Mutter Paneer is a classic, Deepz.
You have a great blog going.
Btw, you have the same template as I do, but you seem to have made the text body broader. How did you do that? Would love to know because I too fancy doing it. Thanks.

Foodie's Hope said...

Looks so yummy, I always loved this north indian dish!!Thanks Deepz and blog more!! :))))

Shweta said...

yummm...deepz..everything looks so delicious!!!way to cook!!:-)

Deepz said...

Hey Vaishali,

thanks for the comment. I've sent you an email about widening the text body in your template. Let me know if it worked.

Deepz said...

Hello asha and shweta,
thanks for the compliment.

Mampoo said...

sounds easy and without much hassels...will try it in the evening...