Thursday, July 22, 2010

Creamy Muttar Paneer

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Cottage cheese or Paneer as it is called in India has a very high protein content and is a rich source of calcium too. I simply love paneer in any form. Be it in subzi or as kadai panner etc. You name it and I like it ;)

Flat breads like roti and chapathi play a very integral part in our Indian cuisine. But what makes them tasty is the spicy accompaniments like korma or subzi. :)

Since we dine chapathis every night, I look our for variety always. Muttar paneer is one super good subzi that I simply love to have.

The subtle spice, rich cream, paneer's texture, the chunky onions and the aromatic coriander finish makes it simply the best side dish ever :)

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Ingredients:

Green Peas - 1 cup
Paneer - 1 pack (200gms)
Cashew nuts - 6 nos
Tomato - 1
Onion - 2 + 1
Ginger - 1/4 inch piece
Garlic - 5 pods
Curd - 1/2 cup
Chilly powder - 1 tsp(or more according to taste)
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt - for taste
Coriander leaves

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Method:

Dice paneer into cubes and shallow fry them until they turn golden brown. Cook peas and keep it aside.

Take 2 tsps of oil in a pan and saute roughly chopped onions(2 nos), ginger garlic paste, tomatoes and cashews. Sprinkle some water and cook it for few mins. Allow it to cool and grind into fine paste.

Take a pan and add 2 tsps of oil and put in the cumin seeds and the ground paste. Fry for few mins and add finely chopped onion and saute again. Add chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt to it and mix well. Add the cooked peas and adequate water to make the gravy and let it boil for another five mins. Reduce the heat and add curd and fried paneer to it and cook for few mins. Finally garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with chapathi, roti or any indian bread :)

Happy making. Enjoy eating the rich creamy muttar paneer :)

Muttar Paneer

Written by:
Nithya
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46 comments:

shanthi said...

Really creamy. Love the bowl and your click.

Aruna Manikandan said...

My all time favorite..
looks rich and creamy dear :-)

Trendsetters said...

creamy panneer....great photography

Priti said...

Looks yummy and creamy indeed ....

Lav said...

Paneer is anytime favourite for me...OMG pictures make me drool :) Awesome Photograps !!

Lavanya

www.lavsblog.com

Nithu Bala said...

Nithi, the picture is so cute..my favourite curry..looks so tempting..

Sharmilee! :) said...

So creamy and yummy!

jeyashrisuresh said...

love the creamy texture of the masala.nice tips for keeping the banans

Shabs.. said...

Awww....thats a beautiful recipe....I have given up making mutter paneer now...it doesnt turn out good for me!phewww...loved the first and last shot:)

Pavithra said...

All time fav curry.. looks yumm nithi!! me too loved the first and last shot dear...

Padhu said...

Nice and creamy paneer gravy!

Priya said...

mmm...lovely...

Mriganayani said...

Gorgeous Nithya as usual. Love your presentation and the little elephants! I'm also a big time paneer lover and this is always a welcome favorite!

Nimi SunilKumar said...

simply mouth watering nitha!i lov ur props!

Prathibha said...

EVen I love mutter paneer..looks really yumm dear

Swathi said...

Mutter paneer looks delicious. Nithya.

An Open Book said...

oh ofcourse its creamy and i love the kadai u have served it in

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely curry and great looking elephants!

Latha said...

Rich and creamy....looks wonderful!

RV said...

Your parents must be really proud of you Nithi. You make such drool worthy food for them.. Awesome.

Hari Chandana said...

AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I love the addition of cashew to it :)

Susan and Abraham said...

My all time favourite..Looks yummy and creamy indeed ....

Parita said...

So simple and looks gorgeous dear, i have never added curd to my matar paneer..nice idea, will def try your way, i like that there are not much spices..just the basic and still the dish looks Mmmmmmmm..u understood right?

kitchen queen said...

looks very rich yummy and creamy.

Angie's Recipes said...

Love the creamy sauce! Perfect to serve with some flatbread or cumin rice.

Suja Sugathan said...

Rich and creamy..awesome.

Priya said...

Fingerlicking muttar paneer, looks super tempting and yummy..

Yummy Team said...

Beautiful pictures of the creamy n delicious muttar paneer..

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

awesome dish...

Nitha said...

Wow.. rich n creamy muttar paneer.. Love this curry,,

Sowmya said...

so rich n creamy... juz love it..awesome clicks n wonderful presentation as usual...you rock gal :)

PranisKitchen said...

REALLY DELICIOUS .. LOOKS SO CREAMY AND YUMM

Guna's kitchen said...

yummy.. luks delicious and creamy.. very tempting clicks
first time here .. u have a lovely space and good collection of recipes.. happy to follow u ...if u find time do visit my blog

Divya Kudua said...

I love Paneer in all forms too..though my fave is PBM,this one's next on my list.And yeah,as usual-awesome pics!!

Suma Rowjee said...

Looks fabulous !! hand me some rotis with this:-)

Kanchan said...

Lovely pics and I luvedd your bowl ... its beautiful.

Anuradha said...

Good one nithi... I guess the Pictures are becoming nithi's trade mark. :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

The last click is a killer! Looks really creamy and loved the props,esp the colours :)

nivedita said...

Hi Nithya
lovely creamy yummy dish!
I second Anuradha.
Beautiful clicks and lovely recipe.

Happy Cook said...

Wowo i think this is one of the best paneer dish i have ever seen.

aipi said...

awesome recipe and beautiful clicks..paneer is my all time fav.. your looks sooooo mouthwatering.. loved the cute kadahi..

Krishnaveni said...

beautiful recipe, sounds great, yumyyyyyyy

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Looks really creamy and delicious. Those elephant idols looks gorgeous....

Arch said...

great presentation nithya...love the creaminess of the matar paneer..if you have fresh paneer, nust chop them into the required size and place them in a bowl of hot water, for few mins, so that they soften...use these directly instead of frying the paneer...makes the dish healthier!

women-wisdom.com said...

Attracting clips. Delicious creamy recipe. I love it.

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