Mutter Paneer Butter Masala

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Peas and cottage cheese are a made-for-each other duo, whatever be the style of preparation. A seemingly elaborate but actually easy recipe, Mutter Paneer Butter Masala is an ideal accompaniment for rotis and rice too. A masala paste sautéed in butter is further perked up with spice powders, tangy tomato, milk, cream and other ingredients to form a rich gravy that holds the star ingredients – mutter and paneer. The aroma and good looks of this dish make it truly irresistible.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 servings
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3/4 cup boiled green peas
2 1/2 cups paneer (cottagte cheese) cubes
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
2 cups fresh tomato purée
salt to taste
1 tbsp honey
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup fresh cream
1 tsp cornflour dissolved with 2 tbsp water

To Be Ground To A Smooth Paste
1 cup roughly chopped onions
2 tbsp broken cashewnuts (kaju)
5 to 6 garlic (lehsun) cloves
2 tsp roughly chopped ginger (adrak)

For Serving
naan /parathas

  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the prepared paste and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the chilli powder, cumin seeds powder, garam masala, dried fenugreek leaves and ½ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the tomato purée and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the honey, milk and fresh cream, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the cornflour-water, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  6. Add the green peas and paneer, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve hot with naan or parathas.

RECIPE SOURCE : Swadisht SubzianBuy this cookbook
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 on 17 Sep 14 02:53 PM

Love this recipe. i tried this recipe for my guest & taste was awesome...
 on 05 Jun 14 07:16 PM

Love this recipe. though it was a little sweet for me, but it has wonderful flavours. Absolutely yummy
 on 26 Feb 13 11:48 AM

Awesome taste, quick and tasty recipe...all liked it very to add on my daily menu...thanks for such recipe...
 on 27 Nov 12 01:31 AM

I tried this recipe last Sunday and followed it word by word, and it turned out be awesome, we licked the plate clean...Thank You for this recipe
 on 08 Nov 12 01:32 PM