Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mutter Paneer

We ate a lot of paneer while we were in India - whether it be palak paneer, paneer kofta, paneer paranthas and mutter or mattar paneer - so now I have a long list of paneer recipes and a kitchen full of spices to try out!

Mutter paneer would traditionally be served with rice or naan but we find that it is plenty filling on its own and makes a fantastic fast vegetarian dinner. You can find cubed paneer in the freezer aisle in Superstore and we keep a good stock in our freezer for last minute weeknight meals. 

Serves four

1 pound paneer, cubed
1/2 pound peas
2 onions, chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, grated
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
3 tablespoons ghee
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons garam masala
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
28 ounce can diced tomatoes
3 tablespoons heavy cream
Cilantro, to garnish
Heat the ghee in a large pan. Add the onions, garlic and ginger and saute until softened. Add the spices and heat until fragrant.

Reduce the heat and add the tomatoes, paneer and peas. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

Add the cream and continue to simmer for another 5 minutes.

Garnish with cilantro and serve with rice or naan.


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