Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mutter Paneer

or Matar Paneer

1 small red onion
3 slices ginger
3 cloves garlic
1-2 fresh chilies
2 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 bay leaf
1 cup tomato sauce
2 tsp untoasted garam masala
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups frozen peas
1/4 cup heavy cream
8oz paneer

Blend or process onion, ginger, garlic, chilies.
Heat oil, add cumin and bay leaf, cook 5-10 seconds. Add the onion blend and stir-fry until light reddish brown, 5-7 minutes.
Add tomato sauce, garam masala, salt. Lower heat, simmer 5-10 minutes.
Add 1/4 cup water and the peas. Simmer until they're olive green, 8-10 minutes.
Add cream, paneer, cilantro. Simmer until warmed, 5-10 minutes.

Source: 660 Curries by Raghavan Iyer

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