Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Rich Paneer Mutter Masala

This is an extension to the earlier recipe that I posted on easy Mutter Paneer Masala. This is a Rich gravy/ sauce & definitely not for the everyday menu though:). It gets the richness from Cashew paste & thick cream. Very delicious & you can go on having many Rotis with this delicately flavored curry.  

Ingredients: Serves 4

  • 1 Medium size Onion Chopped
  • 1 medium size Tomato
  • 1 cip Paneer cubed
  • 1 cup Green Peas (I used frozen)
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 Tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 Tbsp Kashmiri powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 Tsp kasoori methi
  • 1/4 Cup Cashew
  • 1/4 Cup thick cream
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • Salt as per taste

In a Pan add 1 Tbsp oil, fry ginger garlic paste, onion, tomatoes until its mushy. Remove from heat. once cooled grind this into a smooth paste along with Cashew Nuts. In 1/4 cup of hotwater add all the masalas mentioned above, mix well . In the same pan add another tbsp of oil, ground paste & masala paste. Let this cook well until you see fat separation. At this stage add in frozen peas with 1 cup of hot water & cook this for about 5 to 8 mins until the peas is cooked. Finally add the Paneer,cream & kasoori methi. Close the lid of the pan & cook this for about 2 mins. Rich creamy delicately flavored curry is ready.


  • Dont add to much water. This is a semi thick gravy & goes well with rotis.
  • I added my masala powder in hot water so that it blends well & gives a better  flavor. I do this most of the time in my cooking.
  • You can add fresh peas as well. Please add room temperature Paneer.
  • You can soak the frozen peas in hot water to reduce the cooking time or even microwave it for 5 mins & add it directly to the gravy.
  • Some times I also add some chicken stock (Knorr chicken cubes) This will totally bring out a very different flavor.

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