Baked Paneer Mutter


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The popular Indian dish cooked in a Western manner.

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Serves 4.
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Ingredients


For the paneer mixture
225 gms paneer
2 green chillies, finely chopped
salt to taste

For the green peas mixture
450 gms green peas
3 tomatoes, chopped
1 tbsp fresh cream
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp ghee
salt to taste

To be ground into a paste

(For the green peas mixture)
6 cloves of garlic (lehsun)
25 mm. cloves garlic (lehsun)
8 red chillies
1 tbsp chopped cashewnuts (kaju)
1 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
2 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)

For the white sauce
1 tbsp levelled, plain flour (maida)
3/4 cup milk
1 tbsp butter

Method

    For the paneer mixture

    1. Cut the paneer into cubes
    2. Mix the green chillies and salt with the paneer cubes very well.

    For the green peas mixture

    1. Add 1 tablespoon of water to the tomatoes and cook until soft. Blend in a liquidiser and take out a thick puree.
    2. Heat the ghee and fry the paste for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the tomato puree and green peas and cook for a few minutes.
    3. Add the cream, sugar and salt.

    For the white sauce

    1. Melt the butter.
    2. Add the flour and cook on a slow flame while stirring throughout, until froth appears.
    3. Gradually, add the milk and stir continually until the sauce thickens.

    How to proceed

    1. Mix the paneer mixture with the white sauce.
    2. Spread the green peas mixture in a greased baking dish.
    3. Spread the paneer mixture over it and bake in a hot oven at 230 degree C (450 degree F) for 20 minutes.
    4. Serve immediately.
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     on 18 Mar 11 11:40 AM


    Simply wow.. i tried it and turned out very nice.
     on 19 Oct 10 10:30 AM


    It turned out really well.. 4 stars