I always gets excited when i feel like i'm going to come up with a recipe of my own, well, i may have gone to the kitchen to make " something "and may have come out with" something else"...this happens most of the time.This time I really ran out of Veggies and had to make something with what i was left with in my refrigerator. I was sure that i had to make something with Paneer & Mutter and for sure it would be named " Mutter Paneer ", but i wanted to add something more than the usual , and there i had my Kasuri Methi Packet right in front of me..... & ... Bingo!!! Now that demands to be named Methi Mutter Paneer.
I am sure to make this curry again and again in near future. This is a Fat- Free version, it was very thick & creamy , and was great with rotis. My family just loved it, and i was so much satisfied when my little princess had a good portion, and that was really great for me as a mom!!!
Methi Mutter Paneer
1 cup Paneer ( cubed )
1/2 cup Green Peas ( i used Frozen )
2 Tbsp Kasuri Methi ( adjust,we like the bitter taste so used 3 tbsp )
1/2 cup Thick Yogurt / Curd
Salt to taste
Water as needed
For Grinding to a Paste:
2 Onions Medium ( chopped )
1 1/2 Tomato ( chopped )
1 tsp Ginger - Garlic Paste
1 tsp Red Chili Powder ( adjust )
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Kichen King Masala
Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and shallow fry Paneer and drain in a kitchen towel and set aside. ( DO NOT over fry them, or else they'll turn rubbey ).
Heat oil in a Kadai adding Onions, and saute until translucent add in ginger- garlic paste until raw smell goes.
Add in the powders and saute for a min, add in tomatoes until soft and mushy.
Once cooled grind it to a smooth paste. ( If you are really in a hurry and want the hot mixture to be ground at once, wait for like 5 - 10 mins , and add in 2 -3 ice cubes to your mixer along with the mixture while grinding, and your work is all done.)
Heat the same Kadai and add in the ground mixture add in Kasuri Methi and Green Peas saute for few min , until the green peas is cooked, add in salt. ( add 1/2 cup water if needed )
Add in Paneer and let it simmer again.
Take of from heat and add in well beaten curd, mix the curd fast to the gravy. Serve hot with rotis.