Mutter Paneer Masala – Indian Vegetarian Recipe

mutter paneer masala

Mutter Paneer Masala: A delicious combination of soft Paneer and healthy green peas in a mild spicy Tomato based Gravy

Recipe Type: Main Course Curry

Cuisine: Punjabi North Indian

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

Cooking time 45 Minutes

Servings – 3-4

Ingredients for Muter Paneer Masala Recipe:

  • 250 Gram Paneer
  • 1 Cup Green Peas
  • 2 Large Onion
  • 1 full bunch of Garlic
  • 1 Inch Ginger
  • 2 Green Chilly chopped
  • 2 Medium Size Tomato
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 and ½ teaspoon red chili
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder/haldi
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • ½ teaspoon cumin/ jeera powder
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 3-4 black paper seeds
  • 1 cinnamon / dalchini
  • Fresh coriander leaf finely chopped
  • Oil 3 tablespoon
  • Salt as per taste

Preparation – Mutter Paneer Masala:

  1. Grind 1 onion and make paste also finely chopped 1 onion .
  2. Make paste of ginger garlic
  3. Keep Paneer into hot water about 10 min to make it soft (Do not boil it)
  4. Make the equal cube of Paneer and keep aside
  5. Keep mutter also into hot water separately
  6. Make puree of 1 Tomato and 1 finely chopped
  7. Mix well coriander powder, red chili, turmeric powder/haldi, garam masala , cumin/ jeera powder with water in small bowl

Method of cooking:

  • Keep oil in deep frying pan on medium heat.
  • After heating of oil put Bay Leaf, black cardamom, black paper seeds, cinnamon / dalchini
  • Mix chopped onion into the pan and stir till brown
  • Add onion paste and stir till get brown well
  • Then Add ginger garlic paste into the pan and mix well stir till it gets brown then add chopped green chili (Green Chili give the flavor in masala )
  • Then Add mixed wet masala into the pan and stir in slow heat for about 10 min
  • Add Mutter and chopped tomato and cook for about 5 min
  • Take oil in another pan in medium heat and shallow fry paneer cube ( Do not make it more brown to avoid hard cube)
  • Add Paneer in masala put salt as per taste and mix well. Keep it in low heat about 5 min and add water as per required thickness of gravy, and boil it about 5 to 7 min then switch off the heat.

Garnish with fresh chopped coriander leaf and serve with Roti , Naan or Chapati