Monday, March 7, 2011

Mushroom Mattar Paneer

Thick, rich gravy based dish with peas, mushroom and cottage cheese- Who wouldn't love it? It is really flavorful and works great with rice/roti.



Ingredients-

250 gms cottage cheese (cubed)
1 cup frozen peas (thawed)
1 medium sized onion (chopped fine)
1 tomato chopped
1/2 cup mushrooms (sliced)
1/2 tsp grated ginger
3 garlic cloves (crushed and chopped)
1/4 cup cream
Salt (according to taste)
Oil for cooking
Green chilli (1 chopped)

Spices used for flavor-

1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
dash of fenugreek leaves
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
1 small bay leaf
1/2 piece cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
Coriander leaves chopped (for garnishing- according to taste)

Preparation-
  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Fry for a couple of seconds (they will start to sputter). Add cinnamon & bay leaf- allow the oil to absorb the flavor.
  • Add garlic, ginger and green chilli pieces- fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Mix onions and cook them till they begin to turn golden brown.
  • Add tomatoes and cook on a low flame till they become mushy.
  • Mix chilli powder, coriander powder, dash of cardamom, garam masala and fenugreek leaves.
  • Continue cooking on a medium flame till the oil separates.
  • Add a bit of water to make it a bit saucy.
  • Add mushrooms, peas to the sauce and adjust salt according to taste.
  • After 5 minutes of cooking, add cottage cheese and blend well.
  • Pour in the fresh cream and mix well.



10 comments:

  1. A very well liked combo in our household.. looks way too tempting, just want some butter naan to dunk in the gravy n eat it up :)!

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  2. You know, I don't think I've ever had a curry with mushrooms in it! Got to try this!

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  3. nice ive had mattar paneer and mushrooms with mattar but never all three- interesting.

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  4. all things i love are there in it- so slurpppppppp !

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  5. Yumm, thats a yummy and delicious paneer dish..

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  6. I like all the ingredients and spices used in this! Thank you so much for sharing a wonderful dish!

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  7. Suchi - your comment is very appreciated! It does take me a while to get to people with the number of comments I received on the last two posts, but I still try.
    And I must say that your mushroom mattar paneer looks SO good. I love the color of your curry - nice and bright - and the pale paneer and green peas are a nice contrast.

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  8. wonderful spicy combination
    looks yummy

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