Matar paneer

Matar paneer is a north Indian dish made using matar ( green peas) and paneer (cottage cheese) . Its a simple recipe goes well with plain rice, Jeera pulao or any Roti/ Paratha  too.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time : 15 minutes

Serves : 4

Ingredients : 

  • Paneer – 200 gms
  • Fresh or frozen peas – 1 cup
  • Onion – 2 medium
  • Tomato – 2 medium
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
  • Red chilly powder – 2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Jeera powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder -1/2 teaspoon
  • Cashew nut – 8 ( soak in water for 10 minutes )
  • salt to taste

Method : 

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan.
  2. Add onions, saute till they turn translucent.
  3. Then add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 minutes.
  4. Then add tomatoes, saute for 2 minutes. Next add red chilly powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, jeera powder, drained cashews and sauté till the oil oozes out of the masala.
  5. Turn off the flame. Cool down the masala. Blend it into a fine paste. Add little water while blending if needed.
  6. In the same pan, heat 1 teaspoon oil, add the blended masala, saute for a minute.
  7. Add salt. Add half to 1 cup of water depending on consistency. It should be medium thick.
  8. Then add peas and close the lid. Let the peas cook well.
  9. Then add the paneer cubes. Mix gently and check for salt. Add if needed. Close the lid.
  10. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  11. Matar paneer is ready to serve.

Note : Fresh cream can be added at the end for a richer taste.

Serve matar paneer with rice or roti. 

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Have a look at our other veg curry recipes too 🙂

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