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Thursday, June 17, 2010

MALAI MUTTER (JAIN)


An excellent combo of green peas and kasoori methi, with cashews, milk and khus-khus. I fried cabbage till golden brown and used instead of onions and garlic.

INGREDIENTS:

Green peas(shelled) - 1 cup
Kasoori methi - 1 tablespoon
Boiled milk - 1/2 cup
Grated paneer - 1/4 cup
Fresh cream - 2 tablespoons
Shredded cabbage - 1/2 cup
Tomatoes finely chopped - 1 tablespoon
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Sugar - a generous pinch
Butter - 2 tablespoons
Salt - as per taste
Cashewnuts - 10
Ginger - a small piece
Green chillies - 2
Poppy seeds (Khus khus) - 1 tsp.
Cardamom - 1 or 2
Coriander powder - 1 tsp.
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp.


METHOD:

Shred cabbage, grate paneer and crush kasoori methi.

Soak cashew and poppy seeds in warm water for 15 minutes.

Heat a spoon of butter and saute the cabbage till golden brown and grind it to a fine paste alongwith soaked cashews, khus khus, ginger, cardamom and green chillies. Add coriander powder, garam masala... give it another whirrr.. and keep aside.

Heat the remaining butter, put in the cumin seeds and when they sizzle add the green peas. Saute for 2 minutes. Now add the ground paste, required amount of salt and little water. Mix well, add the grated paneer and milk. Allow it to boil. Finally add the chopped tomatoes and crushed kasoori methi and garnish with coriander leaves.

NOTE: Green peas soaked overnight can be substituted for shelled peas. Best with roti, naan, pulav and kulcha.

27 comments :

  1. Looks delicious....this is new to me n looks fab

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  2. Superb looking gravy..Looks rich and yummy. Great to have this with naan

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  3. looks divine..so creamy and yummy!!!loved it

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  4. malai mutter looks super yummy...this version is totally new to me ..i don't know we can use cabage in paneer gravy .....its gr8 ...i will try this ...thankq shanti

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  5. I like this recipe very much, because not too spicy kids love it. I learn from my Jain friend. She will grind fresh methi leaves.

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  6. Nice idea of adding cabbage.Looks very thick & creamy.

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  7. Wow Shanthi, super recipe ..A change from the usual mutter dishes..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  8. really de;icious one..looks so creamy likes all the ingredients u used..bet it taste realy yummy

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  9. i love the creamy texture..looks tempting..

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  10. A wonderful combo with chapathi.. Looks yummy..

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  11. Rich gravy! The rotis look equally delicious.

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  12. Malai mutter looks very rich and creamy..

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  13. Shanthi, looks great, Love the presentation of folding that roti like that :)

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  14. looks so delicious. So creamy and yummy :)

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  15. simply delicious.....I have another version of this called Methi Matar Malai...u can check it out...

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  16. Looks delicious, rich and creamy.

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  17. Thanks for stopping by. Glad to know that you blog for a cause. Hats off to your spirit! This looks so rich, creamy and delicious :)

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  18. Rich, creamy and delicious curry!

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  19. Dear Shanthi,
    Good Morning!
    Lovely and yummy!
    I love your spirit for experimenting new recipes.
    your simple cooking menthods inspire many!May God Bless You!
    Wishing you a wonderful day,
    Sasneham,
    Anu

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  20. lovely mouth watering and inviting dish.

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  21. fantastic recipe shanthi!!, looks so yummy...., i will give this a try

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  22. This is something new to me. Lovely presentation in the second pic :) I just wonder how I missed this post.

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  23. I had bookmarked this recipe long time back since the ingredients were very different. Finally got a chance to try it yesterday....it turned out to be awesome..thank you so much for this wonderful recipe...I veganized it by not adding paneer/cream/milk and it still tasted so delicious - much better than the regular methi malai mutter recipe. :)

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