Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mutter Paneer in White Gravy

We have reached the last day of the Blogging Marathon. I have been posting under the theme Currys in Hurry. It was a great experience, a bit of challenge actually, with my naughty lil ones around, to post every day for a week. I am happy that I could complete the marathon without any hiccups. I wanted to post something special for the last day. So the main ingredient of today’s post is kiddos and my favorite Paneer.

For vegetarians to cook some special meal would definitely include Paneer. Paneer is such a versatile ingredient that you can whip up anything from a starter, main course to a dessert. I guess that’s what makes it so special.

Mutter Paneer is generally made in tomato gravy. This is a different recipe where the paneer pieces are simmered in a mildly spiced onion cashew and yoghurt. It tastes great with warm rotis and even with flavored rice. I have adapted this recipe from Tarla Dalal’s Cookbook. Though the list of ingredients seems to be very long, but the recipe is very simple and tastes amazing.

What you’ll need (Serves – 4)

1. Paneer – 250 gms cubed
2. Green Peas – 1 cup boiled
3. Onions – 4 big
4. Cashew nuts – 1 tbsp
5. Grated Ginger – 1/2 tsp
6. Slit Green Chillies – 2 to 3
7. Yogurt – 1 cup
8. Cardamom – 2
9. Cloves – 2
10. Cinnamon – 1 small piece
11. Bay leaf – 1
12. Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
13. Dhaniya Powder – 1 tsp
14. Salt to taste
15. Sugar – 1 pinch


Chop onions. Now boil onions, ginger and cashewnuts with some water. Cool and grind it to a smooth paste. Heat a Kadai with a tsp of oil. Saute the cubed paneer pieces till they turn slightly golden. Keep aside. Add about 2 tsps of oil. Season with Cumin seeds and all the whole garam masalas. Next add the ground paste, slit green chillies and sauté for a few minutes. Now add dhaniya powder and sauté for another minute. Whisk the yoghurt well and pour it into the gravy. Add salt and cook on slow flame till oil separates. Now add the paneer pieces, boiled peas and a pinch of sugar. Simmer for 2 minutes. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with rotis.

If you’ve missed out any of my previous recipes under “Curry in Hurry” do check them out here:
1. Vegetable Sagu
2. Vanni
3. Corn Capsicum Paneer Masala
4. Podalangai Poricha Kootu
5. Palak Babycorn Masala
6. Pachha Papaya Thoran

Check out the Blogging Marathoners doing BM#5 along with me 

Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Aarthi, Divya, Jayashree, Kaveri, Pavani,
Seven Days of Indian Sweets:Gayathri, Priya Suresh,
Seven Days of Microwave Meals: Monika,
Seven Days of Regional Specials:Harini, Vaishali, Suma, PJ
Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Kalyani
Summer Coolers: Jayasree, Kamalika, Srivalli


Hari Chandana said...

Looks so tempting and perfect.. love the presentation too.. thanks for visiting my blog.. keep in touch dear !!
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vaishali sabnani said...

paneer sure is a versatile experimenting with it..the curry looks grt:)

Aarthi said...

good one

revathi said...

This is new to me.... and very creative too:) Lovely dish for a wholesome meal:)

Priya said...

Simply inviting, never thought of making the classic mutter paneer as white gravy,tremendous..

Ms.Chitchat said...

Mutter paneer in white gravy was unimaginable till I saw this, good going, would love to try.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

very inviting and very interesting curry !!

Harini said...

Interesting mutter paneer. When I saw the picture, I thought there is lot of coconut in it. Reading the ingredients proved me wrong!!

Jayashree said...

Looks wise, it reminds me of ishtu. I have never tried muttar paneer in a white gravy.

Babli said...

Wonderful, innovative and interesting recipe. Looks so delicious that I cannot resist myself.

Prathima Rao said...

Delicious & creamy gravy :)
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jayasree said...

Loved the variation of white gravy, which is not very common.

Biny Anoop said...

heywonderful....where doesthis curry belong it the lookofit

Vardhini said...

New without tomatoes .. looks yummy :)


aipi said...

Nice variation from the regular matar paneer ~ looks finger licking good :)
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jeyashrisuresh said...

nice twist from the usual one in tomato gravy.

Nandini said...

Love the different version...Creamy side dish...


Thats so unique,never cooked this way,looks nice!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow this sounds like a interesting try..looks super yummy

Pavani said...

That's an interesting gravy for paneer. Looks delicious.

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SouthIndianHome said...

Interesting recipe.Looks delicious
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Jay said...

I love this..may be I ll make this for dinner tonight..

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Now Serving said...

very interesting and groovy gravy, Kaveri! YUM!

Lavanya Selvaraj said...

What a new look for mattar paneer. Looks delicious.

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Sobha Shyam said...

looks very delicious...paneer in white gravy is a great idea..combo with mutter makes it tasty..

Usha said...

Curry looks delicious and different than the regular paneer curries

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