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Matar Paneer

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Matar paneer is a north Indian dish consisting of paneer and peas Some people also add "aloo" to it. It is usually served with rotis, phulkas, naans and may be served with rice.
  Oil 6 Tablespoon, divided
  Poppy seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Cardamom pod 3 Medium
  Cinnamon stick 2 Small
  Cloves 4 Medium
  Onion 1 Large, chopped
  Cashews 10 Medium, slit lengthwise
  Salt To Taste
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon, divided
  Paneer cubes 250 Gram
  Garam masala powder 1 Tablespoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Green chillies 2 Small, slit lengthwise
  Tomatoes 2 Medium, chopped
  Green peas 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Dry fenugreek leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Tablespoon
  Red chili powder 1 Tablespoon
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
To garnish
  Coriander leaves 3 Tablespoon, chopped finely

For The Onion Paste
1. In a pan heat 2 tablespoon of oil on medium heat. Add the poppy seeds, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, onion and cashews. Saute for a few minutes or till the onions turn light brown.
2. Season with salt and a pinch of turmeric powder. Continue to sauté till the onions are done. Remove from heat and let it cool. Transfer into a blender and blend till smooth. Set aside.

For The Paneer
3. In the same pan heat 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the paneer cubes and fry them for 2 minutes. Season with salt and garam masala. Continue to sauté for another 2 minutes and transfer into a plate. Set aside.

4. In the pan 2 more tablespoons of oil. Add the cumin seeds and let them splutter. Put in the green chillies and sauté for a minute. Add prepared paste and saute for 2 minutes.
5. Put in the tomatoes, stir and cook till they are soft. Add the green peas, fenugreek leaves, red chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, salt to taste, and pour ½ cup of water. Stir well to mix, cover and cook for around 5 minutes or till the peas are cooked.
6. Return the paneer cubes to the pan, stir well till well combined and cook for another 5 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves. Turn off the heat.

7. In a serving plate, serve the matar paneer hot with rotis of choice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 515 Calories from Fat 324

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g57.4%

Saturated Fat 5.5 g27.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 6.2 mg2.1%

Sodium 596.4 mg24.9%

Total Carbohydrates 33 g10.9%

Dietary Fiber 7.9 g31.6%

Sugars 11.5 g

Protein 18 g35.7%

Vitamin A 38% Vitamin C 67.9%

Calcium 24.8% Iron 32.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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