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Matar Paneer (Peas & Cheese Curry)

Saumya2k1's picture
A very traditional Punjabi dish, Mattar Paneer, or Peas with Punjabi Cheese, is eaten throughout India
Ingredients
  Paneer 200 Gram
  Green peas 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Onion 1
  Tomato 1
  Coriander powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon, roasted
  Black pepper powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Green chilli 1
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Bay leaves 2
  Cloves 4
  Red chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
  Garam masala powder 1 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Coriander leaves 4
Directions

• Heat vegetable oil in a pan.
• Cut the cheese into small sized cubes. Fry them on medium flame until they turn light brown. Occasionally turn the cubes while frying.
• Chop the tomato, onions, and green chilli. Make a paste by grinding it in a grinder. Also add ginger and garlic.
• Heat rest of the oil and fry bay leaves along with cloves for about 30 secs. Add above prepared paste and fry on a medium flame until it turns golden brown.
• Add poppey seeds, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala, black pepper powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix them well. Now add green peas and fry for about 2 to 3 minutes.
• Add sufficient water to make thick gravy. Heat the gravy till it boils.
• Add paneer cubes. Stir the mixture properly and cook on a medium heat for about 5 minutes.
• Garnish the dish with chopped coriander leaves.
• Matar Paneer is ready to serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Punjabi
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Dish: 
Curry
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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Snigdha's picture
Good recipe. Matar Paneer tastes wonderful with Naan or any Indian Bread.