Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Aloo Paratha & Mutter Paneer

Punjab is a northern state of India. Their cuisine is well known worldwide for their tandoori items (mostly for non-veg tandoori chicken) or Nan; vegetarian dishes like mutter paneer, parathas, lassi are trademarks too. Foreign people associates Punjab food as Indian Food: Indian eats Nan, Tandoori, etc..
Paratha is an Indian flatbread, made with wheat flour. It could be stuffed with any vegetables of your like. Better and easy way to eat wheat and vegetables together. Roll the dough first, place the stuffing and close the edges firmly and roll it gently without giving any pressure! Voila, you have a tasty stuffing parathas.
I made this aloo parathas (Poatato stuffed flat bread) and muttar paneer (Peas & cottage chesse curry) for the RCI event hosted by Cooking Station. Let the SINNDIAN (Singapore Indian- I guess) enjoyed my Punjab treat!

Mutter paneer

To Make Aloo Paratha

Prepare the dough:

Wheat or atta: 1 cup
water: 1/2 cup
salt: 1/2 tsp
Oil: 1 tsp

Mix first dry ingredients and add water and make a soft dough.

To make the aloo stuffing

Prepare the stuffing
Potato: 2 medium
chilli powder: 1/2 tsp
Turmeric: 1/4 tsp
Garam masala: 1/2 tsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp or according your taste

Boil the potatoes and mash the potatoes and mix all the dry ingredients.

Method to make the parathas

Note: If u have trouble check out my coconut poli slide show, the steps are the same.

Make small ball out of the dough & the potato stuffing. Roll the dough first and shape the potato stuffing like ball and keep in middle. Close the edges firmly around the stuffing and roll gently without giving any pressure.
Heat a pan, fry the parathas at medium heat. Turn once it starts browning one side and smear little oil or ghee.
Aloo parathas are ready to be eaten.


To make The mutter paneer:

Paneer: 1 cup or 15 pieces
Mutter/frozen peas: 1 cup
Onion: 1 diced
Chilli powder: 1 tsp
Coriander powder: 2 tsp
Salt: per your taste

To be grinded
tomatoes: 3 medium
ginger: small piece or 1 tsp grated
Green chillis: 3

Seasoning:
Bay leave: 1
Cloves: 2
Cinnamon: 1/2 stick
Oil: 1 tsp

Grind the above ingredient first. Start a pot with oil and throw the seasoning, add the onion next. Fry until they turn transparent. Now add the tomato puree mixture and the masalas (chili powd and coriander powder) , fry for 5 minutes , once the raw masala smell goes away. Add the peas and paneer, and adjust the salt, pour some water about 1/2 cup and make the gravy little thinner. Simmer the stove and cook another 5 or 8 min. The mutter paneer is ready to be served with rice or roti.

33 comments:

Asha said...

Hello dear Cham, I am back. I made Tomato Rasam, was so yummy, thanks. Watch out for my list at FH today!:))

Aloo Paratha and Paneer, what a great combo, another to try for me.

Trupti said...

Hey Cham, both dishes looks delicious & nice photos.

I love new layout of your blog.

kamala said...

Both r my fav.Urs look tooo good

ANJALI J. said...

yummy, matar paneer looks too delicious. aloo parathas are my all time fav. I too made matar paneer once,but never came out well cos i had added too many tomatoes in it :) will try by ur recipe measures.

Namratha said...

The colour of the Matar Paneer is very nice Cham, looks delish!

Richa said...

i sooooooooo want that stack of parathas :) and paneer as well ;)

Madhavi said...

Great combo cham, both looks awesome and delicious, both r my all time fav:))

ranji said...

this is a delicious dish.one of my favs!!...love ur presesntation..nice entry!!!

Uma said...

aloo paratha and mutter paneer are sure a wonderful combo, Cham! the picture is so mouth-watering. Great entry.

Arundathi said...

cham - this is also a great entry for valli's roti mela...
looks lovely.

Prema Sundar said...

Aloo paratha and mutter paneer ... who wouldn't love this combo?
the gravy has got a wonderful colour.

Priya said...

The mutter paneer looks delicious Cham! I am really tempted to try it out for dinner tonight!

Kalai said...

What a wonderful combo!! Looks amazing! :)

jj said...

These dishes sound so good and your pictures are great!

Madhu said...

It looks very appetizing Cham.

bee said...

that must've been one yummy meal.

kamala said...

Congrats Cham for getting the award.U deserve it

A Cook @ Heart said...

That is one satisfying meal!

Divya Vikram said...

Cham congrats on ur award for bittergourd..Keep rocking..Love ur aloo parathas..will try this combo nxt time..

Pravs said...

wow, 2 of my fav dishes. Love them both. Looks yummy !

Pearlsofeast said...

Great picure Cham, love the combination.

solai said...

nice recipe Cham.My main problem is that I cant make soft paratha.Want to try this

Jayashree said...

Delish dishes both.....looks good...

Vani said...

I'm yet to make decent parathas, Cham! I envy all you people who churn perfectly even & round parathas! Both parathas & paneer matar look yum!

karuna said...

thanks cham. ya i love aloo paranthas. hot, with melting butter....nice recipes.

LG said...

Good Combo! I love both dishes. I did not receive your entry. Please re send it to vasurag1993@yahoo.com.sg Thanks for participating.

Dhivya said...

hi cham dear:)))

Aloo paratha and mutter paneer look so great!Hubby love aloo paratha:)pictures r so yumm as usual..

sridevi said...

wow another gr8 combo mutter paneer looks mouth licking the pic looks lovely thank u cham

Sagari said...

tempting combo cham ,yummyyyyy

easycrafts said...

I just love veg punjabi food and aloo parathas are my fav...

Cham said...

Thank you everyone for ur lovely comments

Roopa said...

mutter paneer looks too good, i love this combination !

Srivalli said...

Cham..these aloo parathas look so yum!..thanks