Mutter Paneer (No onion no Garlic)

Aha !! Long time has passed since my last post. More to that, when I hovered my site, no Paneer recipe yet!! The trade mark recipe of every Indian vegetarian favorite was missing !!

Then, all of a sudden the tiny little cook in me craved for Paneer. When I think of Paneer I either land up cooking it with lots of Onion and Capsicum or end up making a sweet version. These are loved in my family. However, I realized it was certain festival day and the food had to miss Onion and Garlic. Hmmm… You have to cook your way on a working day and with limited ingredients. Then, I saw mutter (Green Peas) lying in the fridge and that gave me a sense of relief. That instant, the idea of cooking Mutter Paneer got into my head. It is a great company to chapatis.

Mutter Paneer (No Onion no Garlic)
Mutter Paneer (No Onion no Garlic)

Mutter Paneer is loved across India and it is very easy to cook too. The recipe for No Onion No Garlic Mutter Paneer goes like this:

Ingredients:

  1. Paneer or Cottage Cheese (500 gms)
  2. Mutter or Green Peas – 250 gms
  3. Tomato – 2 big sized
  4. Cashew nuts – a handful
  5. Red chillies – 4
  6. Ginger – 2 inches
  7. Cumin seeds – 2 tsp
  8. Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
  9. Turmeric Powder – 2 tsp
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Coriander leaves for garnishing
  12. Vegetable Oil – 3 tbsp
Steps for Preparation:
  1. Peel the fresh Green Peas or defrost the frozen ones. As it’s winter I got a fresh bunch of green peas. Wash it off and pat dry.

    Mutter Paneer Step 1
    Mutter Paneer Step 1

  2. Cut the Paneer into big cubes of sides 1 inch each.

    Mutter Paneer Step 2
    Mutter Paneer Step 2

  3. Make a fine paste using Ginger, Cashew nuts, Red chillies, Cumin seeds and Tomato. Before making the paste, ensure that you cut the tomatoes into small pieces, this will help in grinding.
    Mutter Paneer Step 3a
    Mutter Paneer Step 3a

    Mutter Paneer Step 3b
    Mutter Paneer Step 3b

  4. Heat a pan, add 1 tbsp Oil. Once the Oil is heated up, add the Paneer cubes and a pinch of salt. Fry till slight golden brown. The Paneer shouldn’t be fried long otherwise it’ll get a rubbery texture.
    Mutter Paneer Step 4a
    Mutter Paneer Step 4a

    Mutter Paneer Step 4b
    Mutter Paneer Step 4b

  5. After the Paneer is fried, keep aside the cubes. Add the Green Peas to the same Pan and add a pinch of salt. Fry the Green peas for 2-3 mins and keep the fried ones aside.
    Mutter Paneer Step 5a
    Mutter Paneer Step 5a

    Mutter Paneer Step 5b
    Mutter Paneer Step 5b

  6. Add the remaining 2 tbsp Oil in the Pan and heat it for 1-2 mins.
  7. Once the oil in the Pan is heated up properly, add the finely ground spice or masala. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt to taste to the masala and saute it for 3-4 mins.
    Mutter Paneer Step 7a
    Mutter Paneer Step 7a

    Mutter Paneer Step 7b
    Mutter Paneer Step 7b

  8. Keep frying it until the oil oozes out of the finely ground spice or mixture.

    Mutter Paneer Step 8
    Mutter Paneer Step 8

  9. Add the fried paneer cubes and fried Green Peas and saute the mixture for 1 min.
    Mutter Paneer Step 9a
    Mutter Paneer Step 9a

    Mutter Paneer Step 9b
    Mutter Paneer Step 9b

  10. Then add a cup of water to make a decent gravy for the curry.

    Mutter Paneer Step 10
    Mutter Paneer Step 10

  11. Let the curry simmer for 2-3 mins , so that the gravy thickens.
Mutter Paneer Served with Chapati
Mutter Paneer Served with Chapati
Garnish the Curry with fresh Coriander leaves for some freshness in the smell and serve it hot with chapatis. It’s a delight to every vegetarians taste.
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Mutter Paneer (No onion no Garlic)
 
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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
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No onion no Garlic version of Mutter Paneer is a creamy, tangy gravy dish of Paneer (Cottage Cheese), which goes perfectly with any form of Indian bread and is a favorite among Indian vegetarians.

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2 Comments

  1. satya said:

    its very yummy with very lessnumber of ingredients and mainly without onion and garlic

    December 12, 2017
    Reply
    • Shreemaa said:

      Thank you !! I’m glad you liked this recipe.

      December 13, 2017
      Reply

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