Thursday, October 30, 2014

Peas Paneer Curry

 Mutter(Green Peas) Paneer(Cottage cheese) 

Green peas are known to be the World’s healthiest food. I am inspired by my reader who insisted me to bring more about nutrient food recipes. Thanks to that good friend of mine. Coming back to the subject green peas are a very good source of vitamin K, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, copper. It helps in blood clotting during bleeding. Although considered as vegetables, botanically they are fruit since developed from a flower. Because of their quality protein many commercial protein powders have started to use it. As they fall into ‘nitrogen fixing’ categories of crop they stand out as environmentally friendly food. You will be surprised to know that daily consumption of green peas with other legumes will lead to decreased risk of stomach cancer. Before I go in depth, the curry is mild addition of paneer (cottage cheese) will manage to give the required calories. Flavors, aroma, and mild spices in curry make it a complete package of food.


  • 1 cup Fresh green peas/Frozen peas (About 100gm)
  • 1 medium size potato finely chopped, optional
  • 6-8 one inch size paneer cubes (Cottage cheese)
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp oil

For fine paste

  • ½ inch Ginger
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp grated coconut


Step 1: Take all ingredients required for paste in a blender and blend to fine paste. Use 3 to 4 tbsp water.

Step 2: Heat butter in a pressure cooker, add the ground paste. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes or till raw aromas vanish. Add green peas, potato, 1 cup of water, chili powder, coriander powder, salt and give a quick stir. Cover the lid and pressure cook for one whistle.

Step 3: Fry paneer on non-stick pan using a teaspoon of oil until the edges are golden brown. Add the cooked peas curry to this and lemon juice, give a stir. Adjust the salt add water or evaporate the excess water to get desired consistency.


  • As i always say spice can be adjusted based on your spice level.
  • Potato being my favorite I have used, you may skip this.
  • Serve warm with flat bread/chapatis/rotis
  • I understand North Indian’s love for cream, you may use if you prefer but let me remind you of calories.

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