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Day 247: Mutter Paneer

Mutter paneer is similar to paneer tikka masala, but it has peas. It's pretty straightforward, and tastes delicious with naan or rice.

Mutter paneer is such a delicious Indian dish that is creamy and packed with flavor. My family always makes this dish during the Diwali celebrations, but you can eat anytime!

You can make it with homemade, or use store-bought paneer. I personally like homemade paneer because it tastes fresher, but it can sometimes crumble a bit if you don't let it drain for a long time.

This dish even has a joke: What did the peas say to each other? Nothing, they just muttered! :)

If you don't like peas too much, that's okay! You won't taste them with the wonderful blend of flavors. The peas just add great texture.

This is a great dish for tomorrow's Diwali. It's an amazing Indian meal that sneaks in peas, and is so so good.


|Level: 👩🏽‍🍳👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 45 minutes|Serves: 6|



  • 1 cup frozen green peas

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 1 red onion, chopped

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1" ginger, minced

  • 1/4 cup cashews, chopped

  • 6 tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

  • 1/2 pound block paneer

  • 1 tablespoon crushed dry fenugreek leaves

  • Coriander leaves for garnish


  1. Put peas in a pot and cover with water. Boil for 10 minutes, drain, and set aside.

  2. In a pan cook bay leaf with cumin seeds over 1 tablespoon oil.

  3. Stir in onions, garlic, and ginger until onions are translucent. Add cashews, tomatoes, turmeric, chili powder, garam masala, and cook until they are soft and squishy. Blend all the ingredients together in a blender. Then add heavy cream, peas, fenugreek leaves and paneer.

  4. Finish off with chopped coriander.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳


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