Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mutter Paneer Recipe

Ingredients :

14 ounces paneer cut into chunks (homemade — use included recipe or Nanak brand). 
15 cashew nuts soaked in water for one hour.
1/4 cup vegetable oil. 
1 medium onion chopped fine. 
1 tablespoon garlic/ginger paste or 3 garlic cloves, mashed. 
1 piece fresh ginger, size of a walnut, minced. 
1 large tomato, chopped. 
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander. 
1/4 teaspoon cumin. 
1/4 teaspoon red chili powder. 
1/4 teaspoon turmeric. 
1/2 teaspoon garam masala. 
1/4 cup water. 
3 cups fresh shelled green peas or 1 package frozen peas. 
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. 

Method Of Preparation :

In a food processor or blender, grind the tomatoes, cashew nuts and dry spices together. 
In a wok or heavy skillet, fry the paneer chunks in hot oil until all sides are golden. 
Remove with slotted spoon and set aside to drain on a paper towel. In remaining oil, saut?hopped onion until it begins to turn brown. Do not scorch. 
Add the garlic/ginger paste and fry for 2 minutes. Then add the tomato-cashew nut-masala mixture and let it fry on medium heat until the oil separates. 

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