February 12, 2014

Matar Paneer | Cottage Cheese & Fresh Green Peas Simmered in a Tomato Based Gravy

I've been making good use fresh green peas this season. A little bit of peas goes into everything we cook these days. Yesterday's dinner was this quick Matar Paneer made with Homemade Paneer & Fresh Green Peas. 

Matar Paneer

I haven't used Cashews or fresh cream to make this gravy rich. But you may feel free to use them

You Will Need
  • 200g Paneer/Cottage Cheese
  • 1 cup Fresh Green Peas
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Puree
  • 1 medium sized carrot
  • 1 big onion
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Kasuri Methi
  • 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • Fresh Coriander for garnish
How To:

Dice Paneer into cubes & immerse them into luke warm water for about 10 mins. Drain & set aisde. Make a paste of onions along with all the dry powders. Boil/stream carrot & make a paste.

In a kadhai/heavy bottomed pan, heat oil. Add cumoin seeds & ginger garlic paste & saute for a few seconds. Add the onion paste & turmeric; fry for a couple of mins. Add tomato Puree, carrot paste some salt & green peas. Simmer for about 5-8 mins until oil separates & the green peas are tender. Add some milk or water to bring the gravy to the right consistency, Add paneer cubes & give them a gentle mix. Chech for salt & simmer for about 5 mins. Transfer to a serving bowl & garnish with fresh coriander.

Serve Warm with Rotis/Phulkas/Jeera Rice or even Peas Pulao. Enjoy !!!

3 comments:

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Gayathri Sathyanarayanan said...

matar paneer looks fabulous.

Anonymous said...

looks tempting