Friday, 25 July 2014

Muttar Paneer (Cottage Cheese With Peas) Microwave Cooked

I make Muttar Paneer (Cottage cheese with peas) an all time favorite veg dish in my family, most of the time in the microwave because its quick and tastes just awesome with all the flavours intact and the paneer rich, succulent and moist leaves you craving for more. Try it in the microwave and see the difference for yourselves.... Here goes the recipe....

Muttar Paneer

Muttar Paneer

Muttar Paneer

Muttar Paneer



  • 400 gms Paneer/Cottage Cheese cut in rectangular cubes
  • 300 gms peas peeled and boiled with a pinch of salt
  • 3 small onions pasted
  • 2 tomatoes pasted
  • 2 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 green cardamoms
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 green chillies slit
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt n sugar to taste
  • White oil as per requirement
  • 2 tsp ghee/clarified butter


Heat oil in a microsafe bowl for 2 minutes at full power. Now temper with cumin seeds, whole garam masalas ans bay leaf. Again keep for 1 minute at full power. Add the onion and ginger garlic paste and keep for 3 minutes at 100% power. Stir in between. Add the tomato paste and keep for 2 minutes at full power. Add the powdered masalas and seasonings and a little water. Mix well. Add the paneer cubes, boiled peas, slit green chillies and again cook covered for 4-5 minutes at 100% power. Top it with ghee. You can also use fresh cream instead of ghee if you prefer. Give some standing time before serving. Goes well with fulkas/paranthas.

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