Monday, September 12, 2011

Mutter Paneer Masala | Lowfat | Restaurant Style

Know What You Eat: Have you made anything from scratch that you normally bought premade? Was it worth the effort and cost savings? Making cheese from scratch was really easy, there’s nothing technical about adding vinegar or lime juice to boiling milk and letting it separate, tie and for an hour and paneer is ready. As I continued to visit many other blogs including non-Indian bloggers, I heard them raving about paneer and was totally zapped looking at their step by step presentation with such big and beautiful pictures, it inspired me so very much, I quickly ran into the kitchen and made this authentic, smooth, creamy, soft, silk like taste and texture HIT paneer in bulk, and stock it for later use..Of that Mutter Paneer Masala was the latest creation last week in my kitchen using the SUPER HIT how to make paneer recipe. And here I am to share with you guys..Though it contains reasonably good amounts of fat and cholesterol. It would be better to avoid it for those with hypertension and diabetes due to its high fat content. Paneer, unlike other cheeses, has not been matured and it is rather bland. While making paneer from milk, don't throw away the paneer water. This nutritious water can be used for making soft dough for chapattis or can be used to cook dals.
Quick Tip: For best texture, taste and health use 1% pasteurized milk with salt added.I bet you will love it..

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Recipe: Mutter Paneer Masala | Lowfat | Restaurant Style
Serves: 4                   Cooking time: about 25 minutes                    Preparation Time: 15 minutes 

Ingredients
  • 2 C Fresh Paneer cubes (Readymade or Homemade)
  • 1/2 C Fresh frozen peas, boiled
  • 4 Tomatoes,chopped (choose red ripe tomatoes)
  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger, grated
  • 4-5 Garlic Cloves,chopped
  • 2-3 Green Chillies, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch stick, broken into halves
  • 3 Cloves
  • 2 Pods Cardamom
  • 4-5 Blackpepper corns, whole
  • 1 -1/2 tsp Coriander seeds, whole
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala powder
  • 2 Tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped 
  • 1/2 C Yogurt
  • 1/4 C Lowfat Milk OR Light Cream | Half & Half (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil | Cooking Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Sugar (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp Kasoori Methi




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Preparation
  • Soak paneer cubes into lukewarm water for about 15 minutes. This process makes the paneer even soft.
  • Dry roast cinnamon, whole pepper corns, cloves, cardamom, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, as the aroma starts to linger, take it off the heat, let it cool a while and powder it in a coffee grinder. Keep it aside.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a wok, add chopped onions, garlic, ginger, and cook until golden brown, then add chopped tomatoes. Cook for another 5 mins. Switch off the gas. Let it cool and blend it in a blender and sieve it if needed for smooth texture.
  • In the same wok heat 1 Tbsp of Oil, add this puree, and dry roasted powder, and sauté it until you see oil separates from the gravy, and it thickens, use little water if you think the gravy is too thick.
  • To this gravy add boiled peas, along with salt, sugar, rest of powder ingredients and yogurt. Mix it thoroughly and again let it cook for another 3-4 mins.
  • Now add squeezed paneer cubes in this gravy and stir it without breaking paneer pieces. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Once cooked, add light cream, or half and half along with palm pressed kasoori methi.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with Puri's, Wholewheat Ajwain Paratha , Wholewheat Roti | Phulka OR desired bread.

34 comments:

Kalyani's Platter said...

wow looks delicious and so tempting pictures .... Happy to follow u ......

Tina said...

perfect with butter naan....so yummy and mouthwatering dear...

Angie's Recipes said...

Very flavourful and tasty! The pictures look gorgeous!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow looks so flavourful and delicious

sangeeta said...

An all season fave with us , pics look great.

I recently posted a cheat's version of matar paneer :)

Raji said...

I always think that homemade paneer tastes best..and this is the dish we order most at any restaurant...lovely picture.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Delicious recipe and lovely clicks!

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Muttar paneer masala looks creamy and delicious...

Prathima Rao said...

Wow...Delicious gravy!!!! Perfect restaurant style paneer mutter..

Btw tried out your strawberry panncotta on Sunday & it tasted fantastic!! But only thing was the jelly dint set like usual & the consistency was like a thin custard. So i kept it in the freezer compartment & had it like a sorbet. When i kept the frozen pannacotta back in the fridge it melted again. Why is that? I used 2 tetra pack coconut milk & think it was too thick?? I used Weikfield jelly which sets at room temp itself in water within 45 mins normally.. May be i should try mixing 1 cup coconut milk & 1 cup water..? Do let me know coz I bought more jelly & coconut milk to try it out again. My family loved this dessert to the core!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Jay said...

yet to try this...delicious version..:P
Tasty Appetite

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow wat a yummy treat,Mutter paneer luks so tempting...clicks make me hungry...

Muskaan at A2Z Healthy Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks everyone for leaving such beautiful comments...

@Prathima:- I am so glad your family loved this dessert as mine did, I again made it last week with pineapple jelly and light coconut milk, the taste was awesome once again...
Not getting the right consistency of jelly could be a lot of reasons.
1.. The proportion of milk to jelly is most likely could be less.

2.. Coconut milk was not warm enough to add jelly crystals to set.

3.. Also I used "light coconut milk", bought it to boil like temperature, turned off the gas, add jelly crystals, stir and leave to set at room temperature first..
and then chill in refrigerator.

4.. Try using correct proportion of light coconut milk to jelly crystals..I am sure it would turn out good..

Let me know how it turned the next time you try..

Good Luck
Muskaan

aipi said...

A classic ~ absolutely love this curry! Your pics are beautiful!
USMasala

jeyashrisuresh said...

wonderful click and mouthwatering curry

munchmunchcrunchcrunch said...

beautiful clicks...love the dish

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Mutter Paneer looks to be awesome and creamy. How I wish I was there to taste this masterpiece that you have prepared.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Prathima Rao said...

Thank u so much dear!!! ya..i probably should not have added thicker coconut milk or added liquid as per the req of that packet!! Will try it again soon & let u know how it turns out :))
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Archana said...

Delicious. pictures have me drooling. bookmarked.
Do check out my event and send me your entries.

Now Serving said...

very enticing pictures- Paneer looks fabulous and mouthwatering good!!!

Now Serving said...

don't know if my earlier comment took, but just wan to say that this is mouthwatering yum and I am eating virtually :))

sangee vijay said...

wow...so perfect paneer mutter masala...looks so glossy n inviting...lovely clicks !!!

divya said...

Muttar paneer masala looks creamy and delicious...

SpicyTasty said...

love paneer..yummy..

Renu said...

I am drooling over your pictures! they are soo tempting and I can't wait to try this recipe

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

A perfect side dish for roti and a perfect dish to be prepared for my daughter's coming b'day celebration my dear..thanks for sharing:)

Priti said...

wow this looks so delicious ....love the pics

lata raja said...

Rich looking yet low cal! wonderful recipe that shows in the picture!

PJ said...

Absolutely delicious. Love to have this with Roti.

Parita said...

Mmm thats mouth watering click! must try your low fat version someday! thankyou!

Neha said...

This curry looks so tempting...

Uma said...

Thanks a lot for visiting my space and leaving a kind comment. Also Thanks for letting me know your blog. :-)

Coming to recipe, It is very classic evergreen one which I like to have with roti of my fav. The entire bowl is making me drool.

Cheers,
Uma

Charles said...

Thanks for visiting my site earlier and the kind comment! Beautiful looking mutter paneer - can you believe it, I just ate this from a restaurant this evening, with an amazing paneer naan bread too!

I'm going to try and make my own paneer soon, then I can try delicious things like this! :)

Turmericnspice said...

what a beautiful photograph....just need to reach into the screen

Kavi... said...

Mouthwatering! And amazing clicks!
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Kavi | Edible Entertainment

 
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