7 February 2007

Mushroom Mutter Paneer

Mushroom is a fungus, we learnt in school - how can you eat fungus, I asked my mushroom-loving hubby. I enjoy it, he replied. I'm still to figure out what attracts him to mushrooms! All the same I use mushrooms in various dishes. Commonly believed to have little nutritional value, many varieties of mushrooms are high in fibre and protein, provide various vitamins, and minerals like iron, selenium, potassium and phosphorus. Mushrooms are also being researched for medicinal properties. For more on mushrooms, read here.

For mushroom, mutter paneer you need:

8-10 mushrooms chopped
½ cup onion sautéed and ground to a paste
1 cup boiled green peas
100 gm paneer lightly sautéed
½ tbsp ginger paste
½ tbsp garlic paste
½ cup tomato puree
3 tbsp curd
Whole garam masalas – bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, peppercorns
3 tbsp milk
½ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp coriander powder
½ tsp garam masala powder
½ tsp jeera powder
Red chilli powder and salt as per taste

Heat ghee/oil in a pan. Add whole garam masalas and sauté. Add onions, ginger- garlic paste and fry to a golden colour. Add the tomato puree, curds, salt and spices and fry till the oil separates. Add the mushrooms and peas and fry for 5 minutes. Add milk , paneer and 2 cups of water and cook till the vegetables are done. Adjust the consistency as per your liking. Serve hot with palak puris, rotis or naans.


Coffee said...

I can have mushroom with anything :P
Lovely recipe there!!!! I am gonne book mark this one :)

KitchenFairy said...

Hey dear,you headed me ,I drafted one mushroom curry to post..But yours is really good...Keep adding more.

Jyothsna said...

Coffee - You are a mushroom lover??!! Not me! I try to leave the mushrooms for hubby and relish the mutter and paneer instead!!

Kitchenfairy - Go ahead and post your recipe! i'll try it out. :)

jacob said...

aw...i hate mushrooms. bit like you, i guess. But my wife loves them. So went all ga ga over your recipe. I'll probably try it without the mushrooms and mutter and paneer only.

Asha said...

HeHe!! Fungus taste good.I like Button mushrooms.Looks great.Enjoy the mushrooms J..err..J's husband!:))

swapna said...

hi this is very new to me..normally i prepare only mushroom curry never added any other veggie..wil try ur version this time..thanks for sharing..

Jyothsna said...

Jacob - I totally understand how you feel!! trust me, the mutter, paneer, and the gravy taste awesome! :))

Asha - Dunno what all I'm eating post marriage!! Fungus....er, mushrooms.... etc.etc.!! On the whole, it tastes good. :)

Swapna, try it. Though I'm not fond of mushrooms, the dish is good.:)

Sia's corner said...

J i can survive eating only mushroom dishes for rest of my life;) he he he... i love mushroom rice, mushroom pulao, mushroom fried rice, mushrrom curry, mushroom manchurian, mushroom !!!!??? will think and give u the full list of recipes;) enjoy;)

Trupti said...

my husband loves Mushrooms! this is perfect for him!


Jyothsna said...

I can see so many mushroom lovers here!!!!

Sia - What shd i call you, Sia or Supriya?? Guess what, I make all those things you've listed, even though my feelings for mushrooms are evident!!

Trupti - I can see you didn't include yourself as a mushroom lover?! Ahh, what all we have to cook for husband...!

Mallugirl said...

i make mutter mushroom and mutter paneer .. never mixed up all three.:)
nice combination with palak puris.

Revathi said...

wow what is this neo earth stuff.. does it show everyone who is connected to your blog ?? Its cool

Jyothsna said...

Shaheen - Hehe! Try mixing the three and you'll get a nice combo! you can also make it rich by adding cream/khoya/ cashew paste...!:)

Revathi - Welcome. Yep, I can "see" all the visitors to my blog! :)

Anonymous said...

hey great paneer dish...my daughter is paneer made...she will love this......~smile~...thanks for sharing

Sushma said...

Came across your blog from Asha's. Loved the intro about fungus eating..But I love mushrooms and liked your recipe

Jyothsna said...

Dilipji - Thankyou. This one's for your daughter, hope she enjoys it!

Sushma - Welcome. Hope you like the dish. Thanks for visiting. Keep coming again!:)

Seema said...

Mushroom I just love them and mushroon along with paneer is a very new combo for me. Must try this

Anonymous said...

I was really excited to see this recipe - have seen Mushroom Mutter and Paneer Mutter and always wondered if it would be good in one dish!

If it's a bit too sweet tasting, what would you suggest changing?