Monday, January 26, 2015

Mutter Paneer

Mutter Paneer is a very popular North Indian dish that you find in almost all restaurant menu. The delicious combination of soft paneer and healthy green peas is a treat to taste buds at anytime. Mutter Paneer goes well with parathas, naan and even steamed rice. So lets learn, how to cook this tasty dish with "Flavors of Sneha's Kitchen".

Mutter Paneer
250 gms paneer
1/2 cup frozen green peas
2 medium onions finely chopped
1 tomato puree
1 bay leaf
2 whole dried red chilli
whole garam masala
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp cumin powder
1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp kasoori methi
Salt to taste
Pinch of asafoetida
4 tbsp oil
2 tbsp butter (optional)


  • Heat oil in a pan. Add whole garam masala, bay leaf, dried red chilli and asafoetida. Let it infuse.
  • Now add the onions and saute until it starts changing the color.
  • Add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  • Add cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Fry till oil starts loosing out from the spices.
  • Now add the tomato puree and salt. Cover and cook till the raw flavor of tomatoes are gone.
  • Now add the green peas and fry for a minute.
  • Add the paneer cubes and mix well.
  • Add little water and let it come to a boil.
  • Now add kasoori methi and butter and let it simmer for 5 mints or until the gravy reaches the desired consistency.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.

Note: For a slight creamier version, you may add cashew paste or cream. You may slightly roast the paneer cubes on a tawa or frying pan, if you want lil browning on your paneer cubes. You may also use the fresh green peas instead of frozen. Just boil the green peas till it gets soft, before adding in the spice mixture.

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