- 227 g paneer cheese, cubed
- 1 medium onions, finely chopped
- 400 g tinned tomatoes, finely chopped
- 100 g frozen peas
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 tsp. ginger, finely chopped
- 1 green chilli, finely chopped
- 2 tsp. garam masala
- 1 tsp. turmeric
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tbsp. olive oil, to shallow fry paneer
- 1 tbsp. olive oil, for frying onions
- 1 tsp. fresh coriander, finely chopped
- 250 ml boiling water
- Salt to taste
- Place a tablespoon of oil in a frying pan .
- Add the cubed paneer to the frying pan and let it brown.
- Ensure you turn the paneer several times as it cooks as the paneer will spit due to its water content if you do not do so.
- Once the cheese has browned, place aside on a piece of kitchen towel.
- Now in the frying pan add the next tablespoon of oil. Add the onions and cook until they become golden.
- Next, add the ginger, garlic, chilli, cumin, garam masala, salt and turmeric.
- Fry for a further couple of minutes and add the tin of tomatoes.
- Turn heat down and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Then add the boiling water, paneer and peas and simmer for a further 5 minutes until the peas are cooked through.
- Serve with some fresh coriander.
- Mutter paneer is a traditional Indian dish. “Paneer” is a Persian word for cheese and mutter is a Punjabi word for peas.
- Paneer is high in protein which helps our bodies grow and repair
- Paneer is also high in calcium for strong teeth and bones.
- Peas are high in minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants which are essential for the optimal functioning of our cells and organs.
- Paneer cheese is available widely in Indian food shops as well in most supermarkets in the cheese aisle.
Total Fat 26 gm
Saturated Fat 12 gm
Carbohydrates 13.2 gm
Fibre 4 gm
Protein 16 gm