Another no onion no garlic meal tonight – Mutter Paneer – no onion-garlic recipe. Mutter paneer and that too without onion and garlic; Impossible – is what I heard from my folks at the dinner table. Without revealing much I served my dish tonight and it was all clean-plate. Well not really ..my older one who is a not-so-pea-lover had lined his peas at the corner of the plate 😉 and rest all finished. Final verdict – “Nice played MOM!! It taste different though; but its tasty!!”
Well how can I tell them this secret that the base to this gravy is BOILED LAUKI PASTE 😉 . Lauki/bottle gourd mixed with tomato puree, cashew paste and curd formed a thick and creamy gravy to this traditional mutter paneer dish. No doubt onion and garlic gives a strong flavor and adds a different aroma to a dish but this gravy too was somewhat close to the actual dish. Very subtle but a distinctive flavor of peas and paneer. No one could tell the difference and above all bottle gourd being rich in nutrition not only added flavor but also added nutritional value to this recipe.
To boil the peas simply add peas along with 1 cup of water and pressure cook them for 3-4 whistles. Drain and cool. Do try out other no onion no garlic recipes.
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