Saturday, June 04, 2011

Curry-Palooza: Muttar Paneer


Muttar Paneer reminds me of one of my closest friends. It used to be her favorite thing to cook. I haven't seen her in a few years so while I was stirring up a pot of it for Curry-Palooza this week, I wondered if she still likes to make it.  

I'm not very fond of peas but my husband and kids are. I had a bit of a disaster with the paneer that I burned over-fried but otherwise this was a fragrant, flavorful curry that my family enjoyed very much. My curry had a thinner consistency than the ones Rocquie & Margie made and I served mine with Pita breads instead of Rice.  I had planned on making my own Paneer but was then short on time so I used a bag of cubed, frozen paneer. For those who don't know - Paneer is simply cottage cheese that has been drained, pressed into a container with something heavy placed over the top for a couple of hours so that it retains a solid shape. I did a post on making homemade cottage cheese early last year & will hopefully get around to making my own Paneer soon!

Please check out Rocquie's blog for the recipe for Muttar Paneer, or the original source at A Pot of Tea and a Biscuit. 

Curry-Palooza is a monthly event & we take turns picking random Indian recipes each month. If you'd like to participate, please email either Rocquie or myself. I hope you will join us!

3 comments:

Sage Trifle said...

Your Muttar Paneer looks scrumptious. And yours, of course, is probably the more authentic version. I am loving this project and my husband loves it too!

Margie said...

That photo is gorgeous! I would like a bowlful right now. What type of tomato product did you use? The soupy consistency looks so enticing.... I was thinking maybe crushed tomatoes next time rather than diced.

Grapefruit said...

Thank you, both!
@Margie - I used two cans of peeled tomatoes instead of diced & had whizzed them in my blender before adding to the curry. This made the curry cook faster & also gave it the thick, soupy consistency that I was aiming for.

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