Monday, May 14, 2012

Paneer mutter masala


We were on holidays last week in Barcelona (Spain) and it has been amazing.We escaped from 5 days of U.K's wet weather to glourious sunshine ! Spain has so much to offer but we decided only to go to Barcelona and have a relaxing 5 days and not to run around from place to place..
Sagrada familia a church by Gaudi who is a famous architect impressed us a lot,he is genious who has contiributed so many precious buildings to the city, and all his works are unique and mindblowing.The sandy beaches in barcelona reminded me of beaches we have back home.Barcelona has some mountains to climb if you are into hiking,but we being lazy decided to take cable car to the top of one mountain and it was lil A's first cable car ride and he was super excited ! Dolfin show and sea lion show in barcelona zoo was another highlight of our trip,eventhough I knew that dolfins are famous for it intelligence I didnt expect this much from them !The food in barcelona was amazing,I thoroghly enjoyed paella,which is a spanish favourite and Tapas which is kind of their starters...this is the first time in a long time I didnt miss my food ! First recipe that i checked after coming back was for spanish paella,and has bookmarked few of them,will try them soon and will be here soon :)The language was bit of a problem,most of them doesnt speak or understand English and we were not prepared for that,first night after we landed we went to a restaurant for dinner and everything in the menu was in spanish and we didnt understand a single word of it,finally we ordered something without even knowing what we ordered and the waiter took his mobile and translated it to english for us ! we learnt a lesson that day and that night I did a bit of homework in our room,translated some basic english to spanish and wrote it down in a paper and it was much easier ! I loved the people in Barcelona,they are very relaxed and friendly , so to conclude I would say Barcelona rocks !

Coming to todays recipe,its a hit among my friends and family and I love this with rotis/chapathis.

Paneer - 250 gm(cubed)
Green peas- 1/2 cup
Onions -3
Tomato - 2
Cashew nut - 1/4 cup
Ginger garlic paste - 1 1/2 tsp
Kashmiri Redchiily powder- 1 tbs
Turneric powder- 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tbs
Garam masala- 1 tsp
Kasoori methi powder- 1 tsp
Coriander leaves
Milk - 1 cup or more

1. Boil the tomotoes ,peel the skin and puree the them in a blender.
2.In a pan fry the paneer flipping the sides till slighly brown maybe a minute or so on two sides and keep them aside.
3. Grind the soaked cashewnuts with little water to make a smooth paste.
4.In a pan add some oil and saute the onions till brown and soft,add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes
5.Add tomoto puree and all the spice powders expect kassori methi and cook till masalas are cooked.
6. Add the milk and when it comes to boil add paneer and green peas and cook for 1-2 minutes.
7.Add kasoori methi powder and cashwenut paste .Bring it to boil. Add water/milk if required.

Here are some of the holiday pics ..

You can see a cute small building by Gaudi


view from a hilly park


Love the blue sea !



Nalini's Kitchen said...

Mutter paneer looks so creamy and delicious...

Devi said...

Looks very yummy, creamy n absolutely delicious!!.. beautiful place.

Sravs said...

Super rich and creamy curry !! apt with naan’s !! gorgeous place dear !!

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Suja Manoj said...

Beautiful place,lovely pics Vineetha
Mutter paneer is my favorite too,creamy and delicious.yum

Priya said...

Love to visit Spain, may be this summer, paneer mutter masala looks extremely irresistible.

Priya said...

Love to visit Spain, may be this summer, paneer mutter masala looks extremely irresistible.

Julie said...

Paneer butter masala looks delicious!
Hope u had great fun at Barcelona,Vinee...nice pics too!!

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Treat and Trick said...

Looks awesome! Great clicks on Barcelona too!

R said...

looks like u had a gr8 vacation! the curry looks awesome.

Sangeetha said...

wow...yummy n delicious looking paneer mutter masala...
Beautiful place to visit n love your wonderful shots...thanks for sharing a few with us!! Amazing job!!

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Tina said...

So creamy and delicious..

Deeksha said...

Paneer Mutter Masala looks so yummy.
Nice pictures.

An Open Book said...

lucky you...we have a visa renewal coming up n so no travel abroad this year due to rules n such :(
i love paella. i have a super simple recipe on my blog, if youre interested :)
the mattar paneer is a fav of ours but i somehow never seem to make enough of it!

Shabbu said...

Yummy and nice recipe...Happy to follow u ...

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Hema said...

Nice clicks and the paneer masala looks very rich and delicious..

faseela said...

awesome masala.....

Swathi Iyer said...

Spain is one of country to visit wishlist. Don't know when it going to happen. Paneer mutter masala looks delicious.

kala said...

yummyy yummyy panner masala and i too loved the blue seaa

Akila said...

drooling here... amazing..

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Only Fish Recipes said...

delicious matar paneer dear...loved the pics !!!!

Charu Srivastava said...

paneer luks delicious...luv ur barcelona pics ...i also went there last f d best places to visit...i m ur happy follower visit my space when free

Non stick, Nutty and Sous chef said...

Barcelona!!! Lucky you Vineetha! :) Barca is next on our list of destinations :) We love Paella too. and am looking to recreate it. The Paneer mutter looks SO creamy! bet it would be great with rotis!

Sobha Shyam said...

very rich and creamy curry, loved the preparation :)