Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Serves : 4
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
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan. Add onions, saute till they turn translucent. Then add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 minutes. 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.
Turn off the flame. Cool down the masala. Blend it into a fine paste. Add little water while blending if needed.
In the same pan, heat 1 teaspoon oil, add the blended masala, saute for a minute. Add salt. Add half to 1 cup of water depending on consistency. It should be medium thick. Then add peas and close the lid. Cook till they are done. Peas should be soft and mushy. Then add the paneer cubes. Mix gently and check for salt. Add if needed. Close the lid. Cook for another 2 minutes. Matar paneer is ready to serve.
Note : Fresh cream can be added at the end for a richer taste.
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