Jan 17, 2011

Mughlai Paneer Mutter



Mughlai Paneer Mutter

Serves: 3 - 4

Ingredients

200 g paneer, cut into cubes
1 tablespoon oil
1 large onion, grated or finely sliced
100 g mutter ( green peas, frozen / fresh )
1 tomato, finely chopped
2 strands of saffron, ( soaked in 1 teaspoon milk ) - ( optional )
1 cup ( 100 ml ) water
1/2 teaspoon salt( or to taste )
1 tablespoon fresh cream
1 cheese cube, grated or 1 tablespoon cream ( to garnish )
1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves

For Mughlai masala:

1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 tablespoon chopped cashew nuts
4 whole red chillies or 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 /2 - piece ginger, chopped
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds ( jeera )
1 - inch piece cinnamon
3 cloves
2 black cardamoms

Make a smooth paste of above ingredients in a mixer.

Method

Heat 1 tablespoon oil and fry onion till oil golden color. Add ground Mughlai masala and lightly fry till fragrant on a low heat for 5 - 7 minutes.

Add finely chopped tomato and diluted saffron ( optional ). Fry for a few minutes ( till tomatoes well blended with Mughlai masala ). Then add paneer pieces and mutter ( green peas ). Stir to coat paneer with masala. Add salt to taste.

Pour 1 cup ( 100 ml ) of water. Let it come to a boil, then reduce heat. Cover and cook till paneer and mutter softens, stirring occasionally. Finally add fresh cream and mix well. Do not heat again. There should be a thick creamy gravy when the paneer is done.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and extra cream or grated cheese. Serve with Parathas / Naan / Rotis / Pulao ....

2 comments:

Priya said...

Such a rich loking and droolworthy paneer mutter..

Priti said...

Looks delish...yum