Monday, February 4, 2013

Paneer Mater Masala / Mutter Paneer

Mutter Paneer we had in so many restaurants in North, but in South(Tirupur) we did't get that taste,So I always tried at Home. This Recipe i got from one Dhaba. That is my Friend's Uncle's Dhaba. I requested to share it with me....n I am sharing with you and it's my first step by step post with pics .......
 Ingredients Serving 2-3

  • Paneer, cubed 1 cup
  • Peas, fresh,Boiled 1 cup
  • Curd                         1/4 cup
  • Red chilli powder 3/4 tsp
  • Dhaniya powder 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves For garnishing
  • Lemon juice 1 tsp
  • Oil / Ghee 3-4 tblsp
  • Salt As needed

To Fry and grind to paste:

  • Onion,sliced           2
  • Tomatoes 2
  • Garlic                 4-5 cloves
  • Ginger 1/2 inch
  • Cinnamon               1/2inch
  • Elachi/cardamom    1
  • cloves                     2
  • Jeera/cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Pepper 4-5
  • Oil 1 tbsp

Heat a pan with oil and add the cinnamon,elachi,cloves,pepper and lastly jeera,after jeera splutters,add onion and fry till golden brown. Add roughly chopped tomato, fry 3-4 min, Add the chilli,coriander salt,and turmeric powder.Add 1/4 cup of water cook for 2-3 min.
Let it cool and grind it to a smooth paste.

 Boil water and add the paneer,switch off the flame and keep covered till use.
Again heat the Butter add the ground paste. Fry for 3-4 medium flame.
Add the cooked peas and required water (1/2 cup),and simmer for 3-4 min,
 Add the well beaten curd and mix well.Add the paneer cubes  and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add the garam masala powder.
Lastly garnish with the coriander leaves and add the lemon juice after you put off the stove. Mix well. Serve with Tandoori roti ,parathaor Naan.

Adding lemon juice is very important,so do not skip it,otherwise you have to compromise on the taste!
If you want you can shallow fry the paneer cubes until golden brown and again keep it immersed in hot water. Keeping immersed in hot water helps the paneer to stay soft. I am not frying the paneer,just add it to the boiling water.


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