Saturday, December 15, 2007

Mutter Paneer

This is my submission for Think Spice… …Think Cinnamon hosted by Sunita of


Cubed paneer-1cup
Fresh mutter-1/2 cup
Green chillies-3
Cashew nuts-10
Kasoori methi (dry fenugreek leaves)-1 tablespoon
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Red chilly powder-1 teaspoon
Salt-1 tablespoon
Oil-1 tablespoon
Ghee-1 teaspoon
Coriander seeds-1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds-1 teaspoon
Sugar-1teaspoon (optional)
Cinnamon stick-1 piece


1. Grind the tomatoes, green chillies, cashew nuts, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cinnamon stick into a smooth paste.

2. Heat the oil and ghee in a pan and fry the grinded paste until it turns brown.

3. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt and kasoori methi and fry for two more minutes.

4. Heat the paneer in oven for two minutes and wash with cold water.

5. Add mutter and panneer and boil it for five minutes on low flame with sufficient water. This cury tastes very nice with poori or chapathi.

Note: I make this curry when I want to avoid using ginger, garlic, onion and garam masala. Cinnamon gives a nice flavour to this curry.


Sagari said...

mutter panner looks delecious color looks differt nice recipe and one morething i am going to try your chekkalu recipe today i will tell hoe they turnout

Daily Meals said...

Yes, you are correct Sagari, the colour is different. I think it's because of the riped tomatoes and dry methi leaves.
So, are you going to try chekkalu today? All the best.

Seena said...

good curry with much gravy,wonder how different would be it's taste without ginger garlic and onion!


Sounds different...!thanks for sharing the recipe Vijaya!

Happy cook said...

Wonderful puttur paneer. Sure it will go very well with rotis and rice

Daily Meals said...

Hi Seena, Rak's Kitchen and Happy Cook! Thank you all for your kind words.

Asha said...

Slurp!! Looks great Vijaya, I would love eat it with Pooris!!:)

Daily Meals said...

We did have it with pooris, Asha! It tasted really good.

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Menu Today said...

Hi Vijaya,
Curry looks nice.