Friday, 23 July 2010

Mutter Paneer

A delicious dish made with paneer (Indian cheese) and mutter (green peas). Green peas and succlent cubes of paneer, crispy on the outside and  delicately soft in the inside. Cooked in an  aromatic spicy and rich creamy gravy. Mutter Paneer is a wonderful accompaniment to rice or roti.


500 grams paneer cubed
200 grams frozen peas
2 medium ripe tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1 teaspoon garlic paste
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
2 teaspoons MDH kitchen king masala
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
2 green chillies finely chopped
½ teaspoon chilli powder
3 tablespoons oil
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons beaten natural yoghurt
1 tablespoon Fresh Coriander for garnish


1. Chop the tomatoes and grind them in a food processor .Keep aside.
2. Place the paneer cubes in a bowl and pour over 1 tablespoon oil, toss the paneer cubes to coat with oil and place on baking sheet under medium hot grill. (Or can be shallow fried)
3. Brown the paneer, turning it so that all sides brown evenly.
4. Remove from grill and keep aside.
5. In a pan heat 2 tablespoons of oil, when hot add mustard seeds. Add the ginger, garlic paste and fry for one minute .Next add fresh pureed tomatoes, tomato puree and all the spices and salt.
6. Fry until spices blend into the tomatoes and oil begins to separate from the spices mixture. Add the green chillies.
7. Add the frozen peas and let the spice mixture coat the peas.
8. Add the water and bring to boil. Cook for 2-3 minutes (If using fresh peas cook for 5 minutes till peas are tender)
9. Add the pre grilled paneer pieces and simmer, cook for a further 5 minutes on medium heat until gravy thickens.
10. When the gravy is thickened to the desired consistency, turn off the heat and stir in the beaten yoghurt.(To make the dish richer you can add cream instead)
11. Transfer to serving dish, garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve with: Jeera rice , Roti , Naan.

You may like chilli paneer.


  1. All Time Favorite, Mutter Paneer!! Those Browned Paneer Cubes are so inviting!!!

  2. this curry..looks irrestible and delicious,,,lovely pics as always..

  3. Mutter Paneer looks gr8 !! N hey hope you had a gr8 vacation.

    Cheers and Happy Cooking,

  4. luks delicious....... vry tempting click

  5. Mutter paneer - the most popular of dishes! Looks delicious! :)

  6. my all time favorite ...looks sooo yummy n inviting


  7. Great looking mutter paneer..Mouthwatering clicks..

  8. Yummyilicious mutter paneer, looks truly tempting..

  9. Great looking dish - a favourite of ours. I am glad you grill your paneer and not fry it. It tastes so much better. I marinade the paneer in youghurt and simple spices for an hour or so and then grill or oven them slightly.

  10. I never get green peas cooked to perfection.. its always over cooked or under cooked.. Yours looks perfect..

  11. Perfect combo with rotis.....mmmmmm mouth watering and spicy matar paneer

  12. My all time favorite...
    looks delicious:-)

  13. Looks anytime with roti/naan

  14. simple and tasty and an awesome combo with roti

  15. It looks so delicious! Love the addition of peas too.

  16. Love those tempting chinks of paneer... Awesomely prepared prep..... Kudos!!!!


  17. wow my all time fav.recipe. so easy to prepare and i too love to add kitchenking masala

  18. Grilling was a nice step. Mutter paneer looks very tempting .

    Hamaree Rasoi

  19. matar paneer looks fav.. simple n tasty.. its my all time fav 2 :-).. first time here.. loving your collection, bookmarked your chilli curry .. glad 2 find you !

  20. Mutter Paneer..perfect with roti and it!!

  21. Loved your healthy version of mutton paneer.Nice click too..

  22. Wow What a delicious curry!!Love to have it with jeera Pulao!!

  23. My favourite .Looks yummy!!

  24. Mutter paneer looks yummy and delicious. Nice presentation.

  25. Mutter Paneerrrrrrrrr, drooling :))

  26. Mutter Paneerrrrrrrrr, drooling :))

  27. My all time favorite side dish for roti and nan, it looks so awesome dear:)

  28. I've never tried this, but it sounds delicious (even though it makes me think about The Fast Show and cheesy peas!)


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