Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mutter Panner

This post has been sitting in my draft for a while now. never got the time to edit and play with it.
My son calls it 'peas and cheese curry" which is literally what mutter paneer is. It's a perfect combo with chapathi or poori.

What You need:

1 medium sized onion
3 medium sized tomatoes
1 cup frozen thawed peas
1/3 cup paneer cubed (  don't even bother to measure it, more the merrier)
1tsp Khus Khus or poppy seeds
1 tbsp broken cashews
1 tsp cumin powder
1tsp coriander powder
1tsp redchilli powder
1tsp garam masala powder
3 tbsp oil
2 whole cardamom with skin
1 tsp cumin seeds
water1/4 cup
Cilantro for garnishing
salt ot taste.

  • Soak khus khus and cashews for 30 mins to an hours in water.
  • Slice the onions and dice the tomatoes
  • In a  pan add 1 tbsp oil. When heated fry the sliced onions for 5- 10 mins till they are light brown. This is a key step as carmalized onions bring out the best flavor in the gravy.
  • Now add the tomatoes and fry well for 5 mins.
  • Turn off the heat and let it cool.
  • Transfer this to a blender and puree the fried onion and tomato mixture with the soaked cashew and khus khus to a fine paste.
  • Take a deep pan, add 2 tbsp of oil and fry 2 cardomon with the skin, a tsp of cumin and let it crackle.
  • Crefully add the tomato onion gravy as it may splash and splutter all over. That's why I suggest a deep pan.
  • Fry till the oil separates from the gravy ot for about 10 mins. As it is frying add the powders and salt according to your taste.
  • after 10 mins, add the thawerd peas and cook covered for 5 mins.
  • If the gravy is too thick add some water.
  • Add the cubed panner and let it simmer covered for 5- 7 mins.

Muttar Paneer is ready for the GI tract! haha.. that's the doc in me:))

Serve hot garnished with cilantro.

Please leave your comments, as usual.


  1. delicious mutter paneer ....i love it...

  2. I love mutter and cheese query, even my son loves it, beautiful pic :)

  3. Mutter paneer looks very delicious.


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