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Quick Matar Paneer - Indian Vegetarian

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  Oil/Butter 3 Tablespoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Green peas 275 Gram
  Paneer cubes 300 Gram
  Cream 2 Tablespoon (Low fat cream used)
  Fresh coriander leaves 1 Tablespoon, chopped finely (To garnish)
For the gravy
  Ginger 1⁄2 Small, cut into 2-inch pieces
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Dry whole red chilies 2 Medium
  Onions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Red bell pepper 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Tomatoes 100 Gram, chopped
  Water 2 Tablespoon (Add water as needed to blend)

1. Take a mini blender, add ginger, garlic cloves, dry whole red chilies, chopped onions, red bell pepper. Blend once for a few seconds.
2. Add the chopped tomatoes and blend for about 10 seconds. Set aside the prepared gravy/puree.

3. Heat a pan with about 2 to 3 tablespoons of oil. Add cumin seeds, turmeric powder, garam masala and the prepared puree. Simmer it for a few minutes.
4. Add a pinch of salt, stir well, cover the pan and simmer it for about 2 minutes.
5. Add the green peas and paneer cubes. Stir gently.
6. Add low fat cream, garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves before serving.

7. Serve warm with rice, roti, naan or paratha.

Things You Will Need
1. Mini blender

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
North Indian
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
If you're looking for a quick and easy curry recipe, especially when you get back from work, then look no further. It's a simple and delicious curry and you can serve it with hot roti or rice. Check out the video as chef Bhavna shares this super easy recipe.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 304 Calories from Fat 133

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.1%

Saturated Fat 2.6 g13.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 8 mg2.7%

Sodium 401.5 mg16.7%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.4%

Dietary Fiber 6.1 g24.6%

Sugars 12.6 g

Protein 15 g30.3%

Vitamin A 47.5% Vitamin C 139.5%

Calcium 15.4% Iron 13.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Quick Matar Paneer - Indian Vegetarian Recipe Video