Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mutter Paneer


Here is the Mutter Paneer recipe from Vardhini. I have made some attempts in mutter paneer before. But the result doesn't been great and good. But this recipe from Vardhini is really mouth watering and yummy and delicious too. I have made few alterations for this recipe that I have shown here in bold italics.

Here comes my version of this recipe:
Ingredients:
Paneer – 200 gms
Peas – 1 1/2 cups - Boiled
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Cumin powder – 2 tsp
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder  – 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt
Kasuri methi – 2 tsp
Milk - 1/2 cup
Cashews - 6

Peanuts – 6 -  skin removed 

To grind to a fine paste: 

Oil - 1 tbsp

Onion - 2 medium

Ginger - 1"

Garlic - 7 to 8 flakes

Tomatoes - 3 medium

To temper: 

Oil - 1 tbsp

Butter - 6 tbsp

Cinnamon - 1"

Cloves - 3

Method:

1. Heat oil in a kadai, add chopped onions, ginger, garlic and tomatoes. Cook till onions are translucent and tomatoes are mushy.

2. Cool and grind to a fine paste along with cashews and peanuts.

3. In a kadai, heat butter together with oil and temper.

4. Add the ground paste and let it to boil.

5. Meanwhile add all the spice powders ( tumeric, chilli, coriander, cumin and garam masala) and salt.

6. Add Kasoori Methi and Peas.

7. Allow the mixture to boil for 5 - 10 min.
8. Add paneer pieces and milk.

9. Let it boil for 2 min. 

10. Serve with Roumali Roti, chapathis.


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