Mattar Panner(Home-made Panner With Green Peas)

Mattar panner is a traditional Punjabi fare in North India. Authentic Punjabi version of Indian Cottage Cheese with green peas masala. One of the most popular dish in every Indian restaurants.

Serving Size:4

Home-made Panner
5 cups of whole milk
1/4 cup of lemon juice with 2tbsp of water

Preparation Methods:
Boil the milk in a open pan. When it's boiling, add the lime juice and wait for the milk to curdle completely and let it sit for 10 minutes. Pour the mixture into a muslin cloth and tie it with a tight knot. When all the water is drained from the paneer,cut it into large rectangular block,transfer it into another piece of paper/cloth, wrap it properly and refrigerate it overnight.

Masala Ingredients for Mattar
1/2 onions chopped
1 tomatoes chopped
Small piece of ginger
4pc crushed garlic
1tsp of chilli powder
1/2tsp of turnmeric powder
1tbsp of curry masala
2tbsp of coriander powder
1tbsp of tomato paste
1/2tsp of fennel seeds
4 curry leaves
1tbsp of chopped mint leaves
2tbsp of milk( I'm using milk instead of heavy cream)

Grind the all the mattar masala ingredient with 1/2 cup of water into a smooth paste, Keep aside

1cup chopped onions
1 cup frozen green peas
1/2 cup of home-made panner cubes
1tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp cumin seeds
1/4 cup of hot milk
Chopped coriander leave for garnishing

Preparation Methods:
Coat a fry in pan with 2tbsp of olive oil,add the mustard seed. Once mustard seeds starts to crack,add the cumin seeds and the chopped onions. Saute them for 5 minutes then add the grinding masala paste,cover and let it cook fro 15 minutes.

Remove the lid,add the green peas and the panner. Let both the ingredient simnmer in the masala for 5 minutes. Now add 1/4 cup of milk and let it boil. Adjust the level of salt. Granish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with chappati or naan...