Creamy Mutter Paneer (Creamy Peas and Paneer curry)

P1210562I haven’t been sharing my recipes regularly for the past few months  as one of my family member hasn’t been well and needs a lot of care.  This has meant  that a lot my cooking has had to be quick and simple – like this curry.

Every time I pick up a store bought paneer I notice that they change suppliers and the quality of paneer changes too. The paneer I used for this recipe was firm like cheese so I didn’t marinade it.  I lightly stir fried it in some oil and cooked it with very few spices.  It worked well and tasted great.

Ingredients for 2-3 servings

  • 1 pack of paneer (225gms)
  • 2 cups of peas
  • 2 tsps oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic – grated or minced
  • 1 cup tomato (fresh or tinned)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2-3 tsps mixture of coriander and cumin powder (dhana jeeru)
  • 2 tsps jaggery
  • ½ cup double cream

Method:

  1. Cut the paneer into cubes.  Heat the oil in a non stick pan and add the cumin seeds.  Once the cumin seeds get dark. add the garlic and stir the oil.  Add the garlic cubes to the oil with the garlic.   Add the spices – salt. turmeric. chili powder. cumin and coriander powder.  Stir the paneer so that all the spices coat the paneer.  Cook this on medium heat for 5 minutes taking care that it doesn’t stick to the pan.

P1210545 P1210547 2.  Add the peas and allow them to soften. P1210548 3.  Add the tomatoes, jaggery and half a cup of water.  Allow this to cook for 5 minutes.
P1210551 P1210553 4.  Add the cream and stir and allow to cook for a further 5 minutes.  P1210554 5. Your curry is ready to be served hot with rice .P1210561How do you cook your paneer?

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