Mutter Paneer/Tofu


mutter paneer/tofu

A classic combination of tender green peas with soft paneer cubes, cooked in a flavorful tomato-based gravy infused with aromatic spices.



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45 Mins

16 Ingredients


150 grams paneer/ tofu (cubed)

1 cup fresh peas

1 large tomato, pureed

1 tsp ginger, finely chopped

4 pods garlic, crushed

1 tsp chaar magaj (soaked for 2-3 hours)

2 tbsps fresh coriander, finely chopped

salt to taste

1/2 tsp haldi powder

1/2 tsp red chilli powder (optional)

1/2 tsp jeera seeds

1 tsp dhaniya powder

1 large onion, finely chopped

2 tsps oil

1 green chilli, finely chopped

1/2 tsp jeera powder


Heat the oil in a pressure cooker

Add the jeera seeds & allow them to splutter, ensuring that they do not get overdone.

Now add the ginger followed by the garlic & sautee for 30 seconds.

Then add the onion & cook until translucent.

Now add the tomato puree & chaar magaj & cook for 3-4 minutes until the masala begins to thicken.

Add the haldi powder, red chilli powder & green chilli.

Sautee for another 2-3 minutes.

Add salt to taste.

Cook until the oil starts to leave the sides of the cooker.

Now add the paneer/ tofu & cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally so that the paneer/ tofu does not crumble.

Add 2 cups water & close the lid of the cooker.

Give 3 whistles on high & 1 whistle on low flame.

Once the pressure of the cooker is released, add the dhaniya & jeera powder.

Continue to simmer for another 2-3 minutes.

Garnish with fresh coriander.

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