Sunday, February 10, 2013

Makhmali Mutter Panner (Green Peas in Cottage Cheese)

I use to feel i need lots of preparation whenever i need to prepare panner ki subji (cottage cheese curry) and they are very time consuming recipes and even never considered them as a healthy options, but now this is one of all time my favourite and my savoir for unplanned menu and guests. This looks so good in colour and mild creamy taste that indulge in mouth with each and every bite, and easiest and simplest recipe with no compromise over taste. Recipe with fewest items and yummiest taste..!!

Preparation time: 10 minutes 
Cooking time: less than 20 minutes 


  • 12-15 Cottage cheese cubes (panner)
  • 2 Tomatoes red medium size
  • 1 Onion medium size
  • 1 cup green peas (hari mutter)
  • 1 table spoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 table spoon coriander paste (Green dhaniya patti) 
  • 1/4 cup fresh cream (*see Notes)
  • 1 tea spoon Kasturi methi
  • 1 tea spoon green chillies paste 
  • 1/2 tea spoon small cumin seeds (shah jira)
  • 1/2 table spoon coriander powder 
  • 1/2 tea spoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tea spoon red chilli powder
  • 1 tea spoon fennel seed powder (saunf)
  • 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup waster as per requirement (optional)
  •  salt to taste 


Cut panner into cubes keep aside and finely chopped tomatoes and onion. Now heat oil in non stick pan than add cumin seeds and wait till it start cracking, than add turmeric powder and chopped onion and sauté till it become transparent in colour (about 3-4 minutes on medium high flame) than add ginger garlic and green chillies paste and sauté again for 2 minutes. Now add chopped tomatoes and cook till it become very soft (like paste) about 4-5 minutes. Once you see gravy is ready add chilli powder, coriander powder and fennel powder mix well and add green peas and cook again for 2-3 minutes.  Now add panner cubes and coriander paste and let it cook for 2-3 minutes so panner will get tender too. If you feel curry looks very dry you can add water as per your requirement and than add cream and kasturi methi and cook on medium flame for next 2 minutes. Serve hot with Chapatis or Paratha.

  • Panner- I have used panner here directly without frying them to save on oil and to make it light on my stomach, you can fry them and than add you want.
  • Cream: If you don't have fresh cream you can use malai, if you don't have malai than add milk as per your requirement for gravy consistency. (than u can reduce the quantity of water)

Keep Rocking and Keep cooking with Gangnam style..!!

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