Mutter Paneer Recipe (Paneer in Peas Gravy)
Mutter Paneer is an all time favorite North Indian dish. The combination of peas, tomatoes and paneer gives this dish a subtle sweetness which enhances the taste of this flavored dish. With fresh peas in the season, this recipe is good to try. Mutter Paneer can be served with Roti to make delicious weeknight meal or it can be served with Puri for an elaborate festive meal.
Did you know: Perhaps common knowledge by now but paneer is a good source of protein especially for vegetarians who do not get their intake from meat products. 100g of paneer yields about 18g of protein which is good for people who weight train as they need protein for muscle building and repair. Know more
Makes: 3 to 4 Servings
Total Time: 30 Minutes
250 grams store bought paneer or Home Made Paneer
1/2 cup fresh peas, steamed
2 cups fresh tomato puree (choose red ripe tomatoes)
1 medium size onion, cut into chunks
1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
2 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon cumin powder
½ teaspoon garam masala powder
½ teaspoon red chilli powder
1 tablespoon cooking oil
salt to taste
freshly chopped coriander leaves, to garnish
To make Mutter Paneer, first cut paneer into even size square cubes. Then prepare the paste of onion, ginger and garlic in grinder. Transfer the paste to a bowl and keep aside until required.
Then steam peas and keep aside in a bowl once steamed. See how to steam vegetables
Next heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan over medium heat. Add the onion paste to the pan and saute over medium heat until the paste turns light golden in color. Stir in the tomato puree in the fried paste along with turmeric powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, salt and red chilli powder. Stir to combine the ingredients.
Simmer the mixture for sometimes or till tomato puree is cooked and thickened. Adjust the consistency of gravy as per your liking by adding the little water to it. After adding water to the gravy let it simmer for few minutes to get the even consistency.
Finally, stir in the paneer cubes and steamed peas. Simmer for the few more minutes. Turn off the heat.
Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with Phulkas.
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