Tuesday, January 11, 2011

MATAR PANEER BUTTER MASALA




Ingredients 
 2½ cups paneer (cottage cheese), cut into cubes
 1 teaspoon fenugreek (methi) seeds
 ¼ cup green peas, boiled
 ¼ cup onions, diced
 2 tablespoons butter
To be ground to a paste 
 1 cup onions, chopped
 25 mm. (1") piece ginger
 6 to 7 cloves garlic
 2 tablespoons broken cashewnuts
Other ingredients 
 1 teaspoon chilli powder
 2 cups fresh tomato purée
 1 teaspoon cumin seed (jeera) powder
 ½ teaspoon garam masala
 1 tablespoon honey
 ¼ cup milk
 ¼ cup cream
 1 tablespoon oil
 salt to taste
Method
  
1.Heat the oil in a pan, add the ground paste and cook till
it is light brown in colour.
  
2.Add the chilli powder and tomato purée and cook for a
 few minutes.
  
3.Add the cumin seed powder, garam masala and ½ cup of
water and cook for some time till the oil separates from
the masala. Keep aside.
  
4.In another pan, melt the butter, add the fenugreek seeds
 and onions and cook till the onions are lightly browned.
  
5.Add this to the tomato gravy, along with the peas, honey,
 milk, cream, paneer and salt and allow it to come to a
 boil.
  
6.Serve hot with rotis or parathas.

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