Aug 20, 2011

Mutter Paneer ( Peas & Paneer cooked in a Rich Cashew Sauce )

Mutter Paneer ( Peas & Paneer cooked in a Rich Cashew Sauce )

I love peas a lot...I always have a bag of frozen peas in my freezer...It is always nice to eat peas and paneer together...Paneer is a indian cottage cheese that is soft and it wont melt down when it is fried..This recipe is a green creamy dish that goes well will anything...This dish is very mild one,I have another method of making this dish I will post soon,that version is little bit spicer...


Onion-1 chopped finely
Paneer / Cottage Cheese-1 cup cubed
Frozen Peas-2 cups
Coriander leaves / Cilantro-1 cup
Thick Curd- ½ cup
Milk / Heavy Cream-1/2 cup
Cashew-10 pieces
Green chilli-2
Coriander powder / Malli podi-1 tblspn
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeera-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar-1 tsp
Oil-3 tblspn


Heat oil in a kadai and fry the paneer pieces till golden brown..Drain it and soak it in water till ready to use.

Add cashews and onions in the remaining oil and fry till golden brown.

Drain this and put it in the blender along with coriander leaves and green chilli and make it into a fine paste.

Now add cumin seeds to the remaining oil and crackle it.

Add the ground masala to this..Add coriander powder,garam masala powder,salt and sugar and mix well.

Cook till oil separates.Throw in the frozen peas and peas and mix well.

Add required amount of water and bring that to boil..Simmer and cook till the peas is cooked.

Mix in the curd and milk in this...Bring this to boil and simmer for 5 mins.

Serve hot with roti..


Grab your ingrediants

Fry paneer pieces and soak them in water till ready to use

Fry onion and cashew in oil...

Grind that with coriander leaves and green chilli
Saute cumin in oil...

add in the green paste and mix well..

add in coriander powder

and some garam masala powder..

add in some salt and sugar

cook till oil separates

add in peas...

and fried paneer pieces

pour in some water and bring it to boil

cook till the peas is cooked..

add in yoghurt

add in milk or cream...

simmer it for 5 min...


Serve it with roti...

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Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said... Best Blogger Tips

I want some Paneer, I am sure it does not exist here. Love this recipe. Diane

जाट देवता (संदीप पवाँर) said... Best Blogger Tips

हमने भी बनाना सीख लिया है,

PJ said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks creamy and delicious. We too love paneer and peas and this dish is sure to be a hit at home...

PJ said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks creamy and delicious. We too love paneer and peas and this dish is sure to be a hit at home...

Gloria said... Best Blogger Tips

Look nice!! gloria

Sharmilee! :) said... Best Blogger Tips

Creamy n yummy gravy..looks yumm

Laxmi said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely.. Looks creamy.. I make this often..

Mijú said... Best Blogger Tips

Que rico!!
Yo ayer también puse panner.
Porque lo comparas con el queso cottage???
Un saludito

harini-jaya said... Best Blogger Tips

good one! rich and creamy!

anthony stemke said... Best Blogger Tips

This is very nice. I must stock up on cashew nuts (have walnuts, almonds and pecans only) to make this. The sauce is great.
The pictorial is very helpful.

Dzoli said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh this reach cashew sauce intrigues me to make it.Great dish:)

schmetterlingwords said... Best Blogger Tips

What a creamy rich gravy... Just love it with some soft rotis :)

vaishali sabnani said... Best Blogger Tips

it sure is a delicious the pictorial....

Ira Rodrigues {cookingtackle* said... Best Blogger Tips

i like paneer, especially paneer tika :)). i once tried mutter panner along with japati , yum

Draffin Bears said... Best Blogger Tips

I also like peas too, fresh when they are in season, but frozen when not.
Thanks for sharing the recipe and will try this one day.

Happy weekend

Srivalli said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very delicious Aarthi, love the rich look!

Kalyan said... Best Blogger Tips

Paneer is one of my favourites anytime....looks delicious!

Kalyani said... Best Blogger Tips

Love panner :-) and your dish looks yum !

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Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious dear! Looks utterly yummy. I am amazed at the way you lay out everything needed for your cooking and I think you need a Nawabi salute for it.No wonder they are delicious.:)
My way of cooking is quite the opposite. You get the picture;)

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Usha said... Best Blogger Tips

Love mutter paneer, especially the mutter in India. The green peas we get here in the US are sweet. Curry looks rich & yummy!

Pretend Chef said... Best Blogger Tips

I've never had paneer before but it sounds so delicious. Looks really good too with the addition of peas. Yummy!

Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

even i can never live without a bag of peas, paneer n corn in my fridge this is a must try sure my fav dish the green paste method..

RAKS KITCHEN said... Best Blogger Tips

my favorite! Looks so rich and yumm!

Suma Gandlur said... Best Blogger Tips

I have been loving all your curries with delicious and rich gravies.

Madhu said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi,
If we add milk then it gets curdled right. what to do not to get curdled?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Madhuhis way it wont get curdled. The curry shouldn't be boiling while you add milk or you can take a small amount of curry and it with milk, then pour that to the curry, this way it wont curdle. This process is called tempering.

morri said... Best Blogger Tips

I made it today. I like that the recipe uses a fresh coriander masala, it gives the dish such a lovely green colour.

By the way, the recipe says: "Throw in the frozen peas and peas". Shouldn't it say "peans and paneer"?

vineetaann said... Best Blogger Tips

Aarthi, why do you put the fried paneer into water? does it help in maintaining its' consistency? also is the water at room temperature/cold/hot?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@vineetaannit is hot water, it makes the paneer soft