Matar Paneer

Another recipe of paneer . This time with the sweet green peas. The combination is enticing. It can be enjoyed with a phulka or a paratha or with just plain rice. A definite try!!!

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 15 mins, Cooking –  25 mins, Total – 40 mins

Servings: 2-3

Ingredients:

  1. Paneer (Cottage Cheese) – 200 grams (cut in cubes)
  2. Green Peas – 1/2 cup (boiled)
  3. Onion – 1 medium (cut in cubes)
  4. Tomato – 2 medium (cut in cubes)
  5. Green Chilli – 1 (coarsely chopped)
  6. Garlic – 2 cloves
  7. Ginger – 1 inch
  8. Cashew – 6-8 (optional) (soaked in hot water for 15 mins)
  9. Black Cardamom – 1
  10. Cloves – 3
  11. Bay Leaf – 1
  12. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  13. Coriander Seeds – 1 tsp
  14. Red Chilli Powder – 1/3 tsp (I used kashmiri mirch because of the color)
  15. Turmeric Powder – 1/3 tsp
  16. Garam Masala Powder – 1/3 tsp
  17. Kasuri Methi – 1 tbsp
  18. Fresh Cream – 2-3 tbsp (I used low-fat cream)
  19. Coriander Leaves – 2 tbsp (for garnishing)
  20. Water – 1 – 1.5 cups (or as required)
  21. Oil – 2 tbsp
  22. Salt to taste

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to make Matar Paneer:

  1. Take a grinder jar. Add onions, tomatoes, green chillies, ginger, garlic, cashews, black cardamom, cloves, bay leaf, cumin seeds and coriander seeds
  2. Grind to make a fine paste. Keep aside
  3. Heat oil in a pan or a kadai. Add the paste and saute. Cook for 5 mins on medium flame
  4. Add red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Mix and cook till oil starts to separate
  5. Add water. Bring it to boil
  6. Add boiled green peas and cook for 1-2 mins
  7. Add paneer, kasuri methi, garam masala powder and salt. Mix and cook for 2-3 mins
  8. Add fresh cream. Mix and cook for another 1-2 mins. Turn off the flame
  9. Add coriander leaves and mix a little. Your Matar Paneer is ready
  10. Serve hot with phulkas, parathas or rice.

8 Comments Add yours

    1. Thank you so much 🙂🙂

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  1. Your each and every recipes are mouth watering. So amazing. Yummmm 😛😛😛👌👌😃

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    1. Thank you!!! Do try n share how you liked it 🙂

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      1. Yeah! Why not. It’s my pleasure. 😃😃

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      2. Thank you again 🙂

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