Mutter Paneer

13 May
Last night I felt like a proud mum or what I would assume a proud mum feels like.  The Darling D had a work lunch and he was going to take in some Indian,  after much thought he decided he wanted Paneer and Dhal.  After heaving a sigh of relief that neither was complicated or involved a lengthy list of spices and ingredients I set to work.  I took a risk and decided on a recipe I had never tried before Mutter Paneer, which is basically peas and a speciality Indian cheese.  This goes with Roti or Dosa or Naans.  Again not alot of prep took me about 30 minute and it was done.  If you’re wondering where you get Paneer, supermarkets now sell them or head down to your local Indian Grocer, they are bound to have some.


  •  bag of frozen green peas
  • 3 medium size tomatoes
  • 200 gms paneer
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • Pinch of asafetida (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 inch of cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon chopped ginger
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tub cream
  1. Cube the paneer brown on medium high heat.
  2. Blend the tomatoes and ginger to make a paste.
  3. Heat the oil in a saucepan.
  4. Add the asafetida, cumin seeds, bay leaves and cinnamon and fry for a few seconds.
  5. Add the tomato paste, coriander, turmeric, chili powder and paprika.
  6. Simmer until the mixture reduces to about half.
  7. Add the green peas cook for a couple of minutes
  8. Add paneer and cream, simmer on low for a few minutes

And your done, adjust the spices to suit your taste so it’s not too spicy or too bland. 

Important note: Do not leave on the heat and forget about it like I did!!!!!!!



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