Tuesday, April 29
And here comes the recipe for my one of the favourite curry, mutter paneer. I like it because its very spicy to eat . Actually i like paneer in any form, even eating it raw as such, and that too home made paneer , vow, you have a gurantee that you are eating something fresh and pure. Paneer is very healthy, rich in proteins, less on trans fat, and gives richness and flavor to any dish that it goes into. The first time i ate this mutter paneer was when one of my south indian friend,(she cooks north indian dishes so well) asked me ,that i should definately try this,and cooked it specially for me.
200 gm paneer (cubed)
100 gms Green Peas (mutter)
1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
2 small onion (coarsely chopped)
6 7 cashewnuts
1 inch ginger
2 3 cloves garlic
1 small cinnamon stick
1 tsp poppy seeds(khas khas, optional)
1 tbsp kasoori methi(dried fenugreek leaves)
3 4 green chilies (or according to taste )
2 tbsp ghee(clarified butter) for frying
2 big tomato pured
2 tsp kitchen king powder(optional)
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
salt to taste
coriander leaves (finely chopped)for garnish.
Take a pan, put ghee(or you can use oil),satue the paneer cubes till lightly golden brown ,set aside.
In same ghee add cumin seeds,cinnamon, allow it to sputter.
Add coarsely chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies, cook for few seconds.
Add cashewnuts and poppy seeds, fry; and then add onions. Fry till onions turn transparent.
Crush kasoori methi with hands and add to it.
Add about half a cup of water n switch off the gas, leave for about half an hour.
Blend it in a mixer, to make puree.
Put 1 tsp ghee/oil in a pan, add the puree, cook for about 3 4 minutes.
Add tomato puree, all the powders and peas, cook till the oil separates.
Now mix the paneer cubes and add salt to taste, add water to get desired consistency,bring to a boil.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves..
Serve hot with Jeera fried rice or paratha.
I am sending this as my entre for the monthly mingle20:Bollywood Cooking , hosted by Meeta K.
And also to Paneer a delicacy hosted by vandana.
Also sending this to MLLA Seventh Helping at Cooking4allseasons.