A dish that is featured on the menu of every Indian restaurant, Mutter Paneer is a favorite that is pretty easy to put together and is delicious every time. Good quality paneer is readily available at your local Patel Brothers or other Indian Grocer. I prefer ‘Swad’ brand and always buy the un-fried version. Regardless of how many times I make this, Krishna is always thrilled when it is Mutter Paneer for dinner;)
So without further ado, here is is, the recipe for this delicious indian style cheese and peas delight.
- 2 8 oz packets Paneer (Swad brand)
- 2 handfuls of frozen peas (these are way better at the Indian grocery store too), thawed in the microwave.
- 6 – 8 Roma tomatoes, pureed
- 1 red onion, finely chopped
- 1 tsp ginger-garlic-jalapeno paste
- Cilantro, for garnish
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/4 tsp chilli powder
- 1 tbsp oil
Heat oil in a deep dish pan and add the red onions. Saute until lightly browned, add tomato puree, ginger garlic jalapeno paste and simmer for 10 minutes. Add all the dry spices and cover to let the flavors blend.
Add paneer and peas and stir well. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Keep covered for 15 minutes and serve with Basmati rice or Chapathis / Naan.