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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.
Ingredients
  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
Directions

GETTING READY
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.

MAKING
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.

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

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Channel: 
Indian
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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Nutrition Rank

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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