Monday, 10 February 2014

Paneer Mutter Masala | a simple gravy with Paneer and Peas

This is the season of peas and we are getting peas at 10-15 Rupees per kg and I am planning to make full use of this :-). So am making more and more mutter alias peas dishes and Paneer mutter masala is one among them. I made this gravy a side dish for chapathi.

Paneer is a favourite of H. I have also heard that paneer and peas is famous among kids. So this recipe would be a kids favourite... Try this and find it out!!!

Paneer - 1/2 pkt - 100 grams
Green peas : 1/2 cup - 75 grams
Onions : 1 no - 75 grams
Tomatoes - 2 nos - 100 grams
Green chilli - 2 nos
ginger/garlic paste - 1 tsp - 5 grams
Yogurt - 1/2 cup
cloves - 2
cardamom - 1
cinnamon - 1/2 inch
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp - 3 grams
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp - 10 grams
Coriander powder - 1 tsp - `0 grams
Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp - 5 grams
Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp - 3 grams
Salt as reqd
Oil - 2 tbsp - 10 grams
Fresh coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, chopped


  • In a pan add oil, fry the paneer cubes lightly and keep aside.
  • In the same pan heat oil, add the cloves, cardamom and cinnamon. Fry them for 10 seconds.
  • Add finely chopped onions and green chillies and saute until onions turn translucent
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add finely chopped tomato and cook till softens.
  • Cool this mixture and grind to a smooth paste.
  • Meanwhile microwave the peas for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the ground paste to the pan as well as the cooked peas. Add salt and all the other powders.
  • Whisk in the yogurt and switch to very low flame Cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Add paneer cubes and coriander leaves and switch off the flame. .

Paneer mutter masala is ready!!! Serve hot with phulkas n salad!!!!

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