Thursday, 9 February 2012

Mutter Paneer

Mutter paneer is a scrumptious sweet and spicy gravy cooked with peas and fried paneer

Ingredients - Serves 4

  • Sliced onion - 1 cup
  • Tomato paste - 2 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Green chillies - 2 nos
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Paneer cubes - 1 cup
  • Peas - 1/2 cup (frozen or fresh)
  • Dry methi - 1 tbsp
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Heat the pan with oil and fry paneer cubes into nice golden brown

  • Remove from the pan and keep it aside
  • Heat the same pan with remaining oil and add ginger garlic paste
  • Saute until the raw smell goes away
  • Add onion and green chilli saute until translucent

  • Cool it and grind into a smooth paste
  • Again heat the pan add grounded paste and tomato paste

  • Add coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, turmeric powder and chilli powder

  • Saute until the oil separates
  • Now add peas, required salt and 1/4 cup water
  • Cook the peas in the gravy by covering the pan (for 5 to 7 minutes)

  • When peas is cooked add fried paneer and crushed dry methi

  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with Indian bread

Nutritional Information
  • Paneer / Indian cheese is rich source of Calcium and this helps in building strong teeth and bones 
  • Paneer is also rich in protein
  • Green peas is loaded with Antioxidants and Anti-inflammatory nutrients
  • Green peas lowers the risk of most inflammatory diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and arthritis.
  • Consumption of Green peas along with other legumes decreases the risk of stomach cancer
  • Per serving = 190 calories approximately


    1. Very good recipe. I like that you fry the onions and then grind it. Will try it out that way. Thanks for the recipe :)


    2. Thanks for stopping by Sandy!! pls try and let me know..


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