Monday, July 1, 2013

Palak Mutter Paneer With A Review



It happened a month back, when I was sent Hudson Canola Oil to review. I was very excited to use it because I never heard about Canola oil before; Canola oil is supposed to be a healthier option when compared to other oils. In India most of the houses uses peanut oil for cooking but  in my case it is never an option as my husband is allergic to nuts, which of course was the second reason why I wanted to use the canola oil.

Indian cooking involves the use of oil a lot which in turn makes our health worse, hence Canola oil is a better choice. Hudson’s canola oil looks like melted ghee and I am totally in love with this oil- it heats fast, has no particular smell and is very light in texture. I have made parthas, fried puri and even used this oil in baking (because of no prominent smell) and it impresses me every time. Why not buy your own batch of Husdon Canola Oil from  here.


Talking about today’s dish- Palak Mutter Paneer is also made using Hudson canola oil. Palak paneer and mutter paneer are the classic Paneer dishes that I am sure are made in every Indian house (ok, at least once!). Well! My attempt with this dish, was to turn two famous recipes into one curry and voila! I succeeded. Palak mutter paneer is the new delight and is just perfect in colour, taste and texture. What a makeover of two dishes-Right??

Ingredients:
2 cups chopped ,boiled spinach/palak
1 length wise chopped onions/pyaz
1 cup boiled peas/mutter
1 ½ cups grated cottage cheese/paneer
2 length wise chopped tomatoes/tamatar
5 cloves of garlic chrushed/lehsun
1 teaspoon of ginger paste/adrak
½ teaspoon turmeric powder/haldi
3 green chilles chopped/hari mirchi
1 teaspoon cumin seeds/jeera
1 tablespoon coriander powder/dhainya
¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
1 clove/laung
1 bayleaf/tej patta
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon oil (I used Hudson canola oil)

Method:
Heat oil in a pan/kadai and add cumin seeds. When cumin seeds crackle, add bayleaf and clove. Leave for 10 seconds.
Add ginger paste, crushed garlic, green chillies and onions. Saute till raw smells of garlic fades and onions turns pink in colour.
Then add boiled peas, paneer, spinach and tomatoes and mix well. To it add all the spices and stir well.
Cover and let it cook on medium flame for 5-8 minutes or till tomatoes are soft and mushy.
Serve hot with parathas or rice.


Notes:
I like it the burji style, but if you want you can add cubes of paneer too.
I prefer chunks of cooked tomatoes; those who wish can blend tomatoes in mixer and then use it.

Taste:
Spicy, green and of new taste.

Disclaimer: I was not paid or told to write positive review. The post is based on my experience and is unbiasedWith thanks to Hudson for sending me canola oil to review

34 comments:

  1. Looks super delicious...nice clicks

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  2. I also recieved canola oil a month back, review is yet to be written. Delicious palak matar paneer, indeed two dishes flavours is in one bowl!

    today's post:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/07/chichinge-chechki-stir-fried-snake-gourd.html

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  3. Here in US, we mostly use Canola or Olive Oil for cooking. It is light when compared to other oils. The Palak Mutter Paneer looks delicious!!!

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  4. Love the palak mutter paneer recipe, indeed canola oil is a healthy alternative.

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  5. beautifully done,love the burji style gravy.

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  6. love this way PMP dish. going to make it soon. just made some paneer so save it for this dish.

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  7. Canola oil are prefect oil and suits prefectly even in bakes. Palak mutter paneer looks fingerlicking.

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  8. What tasty combination of ingredients - and impressive that you've managed to merge two dishes together!

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  9. pics are really good ! nice recipe !

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  10. hmm!! scrumptious ... lovely..

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  11. loved ur version of palak mutter paneer ... todays post : http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/07/eggless-jam-swirled-muffins-for-baking.html

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  12. Never tried Canola oil.. Looks good and promising though.. Lovely recipe.. Looks yummy.. Will try this soon Shweta :-)

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  13. looks really delicious... lovely clicks!

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  14. Looks too good and tempting.. yummy !!

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  15. Yet to try canola oil, but definitely this palak matar paneer looks fantabulous! :)

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  16. This is an eternal favourite but I have not yet tried anything with Canola oil. Mouth-watering photos!

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  17. The sabzi looks so tasty and I love the colour .... so inviting. I usually add methi .. never tried with palak.

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  18. Was this the oil u were talking the other day ?I have never seen canola oil in uspermarkets here..BTW Palak mutter paneer looks great !

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  19. Thank you all for such lovely comments:) Do make this dish :)

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  20. Perfect recipe for the perfect review, I love the both, the palak, mutter and paneet..omg plays perfect combo!

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  21. Palak mattar paneer, Looks delicious Shweta, I use canola oil for baking and frying.

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  22. Looks yum.. I liked the way u added the grated paneer instead of cubes :)

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  23. looks amazing ! lovely clicks !

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  24. Nice one . Tempting and wonderful. :)

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  25. That is such a nice and scrumptious gravy.

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  27. Delicious palak matar paneer. Thanks for linking to my event. Please give a link to Event page and Gayathri’s Announcement page.
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