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Mutter Paneer Masala

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Matar paneer masala or mutter paneer masala is an indian preparation of cottage cheese with peas and spices. Flavored with ginger paste, green chilies, garlic, tomatoes and garam masala, the paneer matar masala also has potatoes in it.This is a special low sugar recipe great for diabetics as well as for people on low carb diet. Adapted from the Lantus book of recipes.
Ingredients
  Diced low fat cottage cheese 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Paneer)
  Green peas 1 Cup (16 tbs), boiled
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Jeera)
  Chopped onions 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Ginger paste 1 Teaspoon
  Green chili paste 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Turmeric powder 1 Pinch (Haldi)
  Chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oil 2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Chopped coriander 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Heat oil and add cumin seeds and allow them to crackle.
When they crackle, add onions and saute till they are translucent.
Add ginger paste, green chilli paste, garlic paste and tomatoes, and simmer till the tomatoes are cooked.
Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala, green peas and potatoes and cook for some time.
Add 1 1/2 cups of water and salt and allow to come to a boil.
Mash 2 to 3 pieces of potatoes in the pan to thicken the gravy.
Simmer till the gravy thickens.
Garnish with the chopped coriander and serve hot with rotis or parathas.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Servings: 
4

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