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:    Total 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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Mutter Paneer Butter Masala
 on 17 Sep 14 02:53 PM

Love this recipe. i tried this recipe for my guest & taste was awesome...
Mutter Paneer Butter Masala
 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
Mutter Paneer Butter Masala
 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...
Mutter Paneer Butter Masala
 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
Mutter Paneer Butter Masala
 on 08 Nov 12 01:32 PM

Mutter Paneer Butter Masala
 on 10 Jan 17 09:13 PM

Awesome recipes. Thanks Tarala aunty for such a great help. You are a fantastic cook.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Pallavi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
11 Jan 17 08:30 AM
Mutter Paneer Butter Masala
 on 03 Jan 17 05:47 AM

I tried this recipe, it is so rich and delicious. Absolutely loved by all at home. Thank you.
Mutter Paneer Butter Masala
 on 17 Aug 16 02:11 PM

Dear Tarla Madam, I tried this recipe, I made it for my Mom. It turned out to be excellent recipe. I also have tried ''Methi Mutar Malai'' and ''Daal Makhni'' as per your recipe they also turned out very good. I really want to thank you for sharing your kitchen knowledge and experience with us... Thank you
Mutter Paneer Butter Masala
 on 13 Aug 16 09:52 PM

Tried it out on a special occasion. It is a very good recipe. Turns out really great if one gets the proportion right. Also, I didnt use milk but it still worked out pretty good.
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Tarla Dalal    Glad you liked the recipe Jupi. Keep trying more recipes from our website and share your valuable feedback with us.
16 Aug 16 09:50 AM
Mutter Paneer Butter Masala
 on 13 Aug 16 01:12 PM

I tried this recipe exactly as guided. I must tell it''s just very rich and yummy enough to hold back . Yo !
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Saraah. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
13 Aug 16 04:48 PM
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