Friday, 23 July 2010
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.
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