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Monday, September 3, 2012

Mutter Paneer


  • 200 grams Paneer
  • 1 cup Cooked green peas
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomatoes
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 Green chili
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp Poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp Roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 5-6 tsp Vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Green coriander leaves for garnishing


1. Heat oil in a kadhai.
2. Cut paneer into small cubes. Fry over medium heat until light brown. Turn pieces while frying. Be very careful as it splatters. Keep aside the paneer pieces.
3. Cut onion, tomato and green chili. Grind it and make paste. Add ginger-garlic paste.
4. Heat remaining oil and fry bay leaves and cloves for 30 secs. Add the paste and fry on medium heat until golden brown (The oil starts separating from the mixture).
5. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, black pepper powder, poppy seeds and salt. Mix well. Add green peas and fry for 2-3 minutes.
6. Add water just enough to make thick gravy. Bring the gravy to boil.
7. Add paneer pieces. Stir well and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
Garnish with chopped green coriander leaves and serve hot.