Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mutter Paneer - Matar Paneer - Paneer Peas Masala Recipe

Mutter Paneer
Mutter Paneer is one recipe which I recently tried and have had a great satisfaction with the taste.There is no proper source for this recipe as I saw this in a TV show then from a book, finally I mixed up these 2 and came up with my version of mutter paneer masala which suits our taste. I always wonder how restaurant gravies alone are so creamy and tasty. Later I found that cream does the magic and gives a richness to the gravy, if you dont have fresh cream alternatively you can use milk too.
Mutter Paneer Recipe

Mutter Paneer Masala - Ingredients:

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Paneer - 1 cup cubed
Peas - 1/2 cup [I used fresh peas]
Fresh Cream / Milk - 3 tbsp [I used malai, ie top of milk(paal aadai)]
Onion - 1 small sized finely chopped
Jeera - 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Dhaniya powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Green chilli - 1 finely chopped
Coriander leaves - 2 tsp (chopped finely)
Kasoori Methi - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - As needed

To grind:

Onion - 1 cut lengthwise
Tomatoes - 3 medium sized(chopped roughly)
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece
Cloves - 1
Oil - 2 tsp

Method:

  1. Heat a pan with oil, Saute the ingredients under 'to grind' until onions are browned and tomatoes shrink and its mushy. Cool down and grind with little water to a fine paste.
    How to make mutter paneer  - Step1
  2. Pressure cook peas until soft for 3 whistles and keep aside. Toast paneer cubes in a dosa tawa and drain in a tissue paper. [I didnt transfer to hot water this time still it was soft].
    How to make mutter paneer  - Step2
  3. Now heat a pan with remaining oil, add jeera let it crackle, then add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute. Then add onions, green chillies and fry till onions turn light brown.Add the grinded tomato onion paste and mix well. Add chilli, coriander, garam masala, turmeric powder and allow it to boil for 3-5mins.
    How to make mutter paneer  - Step3
  4. When the mixture gets thickened add 1/2 cup water(adjust according to the thickness of the gravy) and mix well. Add required salt, allow it to boil and simmer for 5 mins.Now the mixture will start leaving out oil.
    How to make mutter paneer  - Step4
  5. At this stage add cream or milk then toasted paneer, cooked peas and mix well till the gravy is coated with paneer and peas. Simmer for 2mins then garnish with kasoori methi and coriander leaves and switch off.
    How to make mutter paneer - Step5
I am sure you will also be surprised like me with this creamy mutter paneer masala, it is very tasty and sure a better alternative to the usual Paneer Butter Masala.
Paneer Peas Masala Recipe

My Notes:

  • For the peas or any green vegetable to stay green, after pressure cook release the pressure manually and open it. This way the veggies will stay green while adding in gravies - Got this tip from my cousin and it worked too.
  • I didnt have fresh cream so used malai(paal aadai) which was saved for making butter. If you are taking malai directly from milk then mash it well then add it to the gravy. The cream gives a nice flavour to the gravy giving it a restaurant taste. You can use milk too replacing cream and it gives a nice flavor too.
  • This gravy goes well with any dry rice like fried rice/ pulao or even with naan/rotis. After I tried this I prefer this to PB masala. I really regret for not trying this for all these days, and am glad I tried this now atleast :)
Mutter Paneer Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

58 comments:

  1. Looks lovely Sharmilee;) .... very inviting..
    Reva

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  2. Delicious it looks, it is also one of my favourite side dishes to go with crisp rotis :) :)

    On a very serious note, I am planning to start cooking, may be in a small way initially.. Let me know how I should go about it?

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  3. very colorful mattar panneer.......lov ur cicks

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  4. This looks so creamy & delicious,I love the soft phulka's on the side. kasoori methi adds a wonderful flavor to this dish:)

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  5. The matar paneer looks creamy and yumm .... gr8 with paratha or naan :)

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  6. @Shalini : Thats nice to knw. Just start with recipes which involves less ingredients and time, then slowly you can get on from there...You can refer 'In 15mins' & 'Breakfast,Dinner ideas' section in the right side bar

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    1. Dear Sharmili ji, please help with the link, I could not find ' in 15 min" ideas

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  7. Wow,some coincidence this is..looks like both of us followed a similar recipe,but with slight changes.Love your pics!!

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  8. Love your version,sounds simple to try,will try ur version soon!

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  9. very nice way of aking mutter paneer. The addition og pal adai instead of cream sounds nice. will try it next time

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  10. its really mouth watering!!...thinking of making it for lunch tdy!!:)

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  11. I also make it almost similar..looks really yummy

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  12. Wat a delicious,truly tempting and irresistible peas paneer masala..

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  13. This looks so creamy and deliciously yummy! Must try!

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  14. Enjoyed browsing thro' ur posts and glad to follow u :):) Mutter paneer is very creamy and professional looking, thanks for sharing.

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  15. This is really looking creamy and good :) I havent tried fresh cream in kurma too. Will try making it your way :)

    The first pic is too good. Super tempting one :)

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  16. Creamy and yummy mutter paneer..perfect and tempting.

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  17. Delicious, creamy and colorful...
    Colors are so pleasant...

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  18. Such a delightful dish Sharmi..Looks so creamy and perfect...

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  19. Muttar paneer dish looks delicious, nice with chapathi

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  20. My all time favorite..nice recipe!

    US Masala

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  21. I've never made a real Indian dish but often time work with Marsala. This sounds delicious!

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  22. I just had these for dinner yesterday with roti... simply yummmooo:)

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  23. The curry looks creamy and tempting, Sharmi! Love the click.

    Lite Bite

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  24. Wow creamy delicious and so inviting mouthwatering...

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  25. Hi! I've never been here before, and I love your virtual kitchen! It all looks so exotic for me!!
    I'll pop in from time to time, I'll learn lots of things!

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  26. @Carmenpiva :Thanks a lot for ur encouraging words, do come in when u find time

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  27. can there be any better combination than roti and matter panner, looks awesome :)

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  28. Hi tried many of your recipe but sorry did not find tome to post a comment.
    This particular one My children loved it so much when I packed for their lunch and also got an award from my second fellow class mates " Your Mom (ME) is the best cook".
    I forced myself free to pass on the award to you since I do not deserve it.

    Thanks a Lot , bye

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  29. @Joy : Wow thats a nice compliment and it made my day....Its not only the recipe that matters but in the hands of the cook too so we shall share the credit :)

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  30. Hey! I love your website! If you are interested in ideas, my website is vegan, and vegetarian gourmet food! http://gangybuffet.com/
    I am a college student journaling my way through cooking.

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  31. it looks and tastes delicious....ty sharmee...ur my saviour...my hubby loved it so much.....ur a gr8 cook.....im proud that ur my friend.....

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  32. hi sharmis.......

    i tried two of ur receipe(mutter panner,kadai mushroom)it came well.taste is also awesome.....thx for ur receipe.....

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  33. I made this mutter paneer, and also added 1tsp kitchen king masala into it. the taste was yum

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  34. I tried this n taste was really amazing:) every body at home loved the recipe!!!

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  35. Looks so delicious..Nice click Sharmi
    Great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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  36. hai sharmi i tried this it came good as like restaurant style.thanks

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  37. Hi sharmi, I tried this out and it turned to be really tasty. But I did not get the Color as shown in ur pic. Did u edit the pic with more brightness??? :p just kidding.

    I am trying all of ur recipes one by one. Being a beginner ur website is very useful.
    Thank u.

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    1. No no the orange color comes from the tomatoes and the red chilli powder(homemade) I used. Infact it was more orangy that I had to reduce the contrast :)

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  38. Hi sharmi, i tried this yesterday and it came out well. Thanks for the geeat receipe with nice explanation.

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  39. This receipe description is awesome and it came out very well. Thanks a lot for the post

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  40. Hey Sharmi.....thanks a lot again for such fab recipe.....loved it....prepared yesterday n me n my hubby were drooling in delicious gravy of matar paneer....n in the end literally licking the fingers....u see its kind of ritual now whenever I follow ur recipe....but I have a request for u....can u post recipe for Butter Chicken?? It would really great treat to my taste buds....thanks again....

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    1. Hey Purva, my next todo in nonveg is butter chicken so will surely post it soon :)

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  41. Woooww Sharmi... I tried this recepie today... it was wonderful to have with chapathy... Thanks for the recipie with imagess...

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    1. Hi Sharmi..Recipe was too good nd taste is Divine...i too get same color nd texture ....i tried all ur items one by one... today for evening snacks i tried Poha Bread Roll & Ragi Badam Malt(My Son s 19 months old .He loved the malt nd ask more& more) both came out well nd got good credit from my hubby...So all credit goes to you...Plz post Butter Chicken..

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  42. hi sharmileee, i am new to this paneer recipes... just now going to give a try... but i have a prob... there is no availability of peas here.... can i use channa to substitute it..?

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  43. Yes you can use chana if you like paneer chana combo as I havent tried that combo myself :)

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  44. Hi sharmi,

    Am following ur blog for a couple of years. And i have tried some for ur recipes. Biggest success is rasagulla. Thanks for sharing ur wonderful recipes and thanks again for inspring me to cook many new things. Came to know that u r one among the top 30 food bloggers of 2013, congrats on that and felt happy for u. Thanks!!!!!

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  45. wow......tried it yesterday and it was superb liked a lot
    thanks for ur wonderful recipe
    I also tried ur tomato onion chutney and peanut chutney love them too what a taste yaar........

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  46. Hi sharmilee
    yesterday I tried this and it was WOW..........superb and my hubby liked it very much
    and I also tried ur tomato onion chutney and peanut chutney and they r really yummy
    loved ur blog............ thanku so much........

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  47. Tried your recipe today it was really yummy. Thanks Sharmi

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  48. Made this recipe came out great Thanks a lot!

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  49. I made this recipe ..it came too good ..thanks for the recipe.

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