p Box o' Spices: Malai Mutter Paneer

Monday, June 05, 2006

Malai Mutter Paneer

I have not posted in a while now. My mom is visiting us now and I don't get a chance to cook as much. We had some friends over this weekend, so I made a couple of dishes. The mutter paneer turned out good and was devoured in no time. It's a simple recipe and doesnt take too much time. It's a bit rich but can be made lighter by subtituting the cream with fat free cream (now i dont know how cream can be fat free but I really have seen it in the store) or yogurt beaten smooth.

paneer - 200 grams/ 2 cups cubed and shallow fried in ghee/butter
green peas - 1.5 cups
onions - 4 medium - chopped coarsely
tomatoes - 3 medium cubed
ginger-garlic paste - 2 tsp
red chili powder - 1 tsp
garam masala - 1/2 tsp
coriander leaves - chopped
kasoori methi (optional) - 1 tsp crushed
cardamom - 3 pods
jeera - 1/2 tsp
cream or half and half. - 3 tbsp.
salt to taste

Heat some oil and add the onions, cardamom and tomatoes and fry for 5 min.
Grind the above with chili powder and ginger garlic paste.
Heat some butter and add jeera.
Then add the ground paste and cook for 10 min.
Add peas and cook for a few min.
Add the cream and paneer and garam masala.
In the end add kasoori methi and coriander leaves.


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