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Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer (Mutter Paneer) a delicious combination of soft paneer and healthy green peas in a mild spicy tomato based gravy, is a treat to taste buds at anytime. This simple matar paneer recipe makes irresistibly tasty curry by making some changes to its preparation; the shallow fried paneer cubes brings in subtle taste and texture while cashew nut paste makes it rich and creamy. Follow our step by step photo recipe to make this simple yet yummy curry at home to serve with paratha in dinner. An everyday dish of cottage cheese and peas mingled in a tomato gravy.

 

Ingredients Of Matar Paneer

  • 2 cups cubed (500 gm) paneer – deep fried to a light brown
  • 2 cups shelled green peas
  • 3-4 green chillies-slit a little
  • For the Gravy:
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 tsp peeled cloves of garlic-ground with onions
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1/2 cup tomato-grated or 1/4 cup puree
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 bay leaves (tej patta)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp powdered red pepper
  • 1 Tbsp powdered coriander (dhania) seeds
  • 1 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves, for garnish

How to Make Matar Paneer

1.Blend the onions, garlic and ginger to a paste.
2.Heat oil and add the cumin seeds and the bay leaves.
3.Add onion paste and saute till brown and fat separates.
4.Add tomatoes, turmeric, salt, garam masala, red pepper and the coriander powder, and stir-fry till fat separates.
5.Add the peas, paneer and the green chillies and saute over high heat till glossy.
6.Add two cups water, bring to a boil and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
7.Serve hot, garnished with the coriander leaves. Omit the chillies if you so desire.