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 :)
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
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 :)
Written by: Nithya
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