Matar Paneer, Mutter Panner Masala or मटर पनर is a homely Indian main course dish, this cheesy peas is a to-go dish for many of us. Be it Jeera Rice or Plain Parathas, Matar Paneer never fails to tantalize the taste buds. Make this home-style shahi matar paneer which has a Punjabi touch to it, and share how it turns around for you.
|Cashewnuts||1/4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Onions||2 , roughly chopped|
|Ginger garlic paste||1 Tablespoon|
|Tomatoes||5 , roughly chopped|
|Cumin seeds||1 Teaspoon|
|Onion||1 Small , finely chopped|
|Red chili powder||3/4 Teaspoon|
|Coriander powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Kasoori methi||1/2 Teaspoon|
|Cumin powder||1/2 Teaspoon|
|Fennel powder||1/2 Teaspoon|
|Turmeric powder||1/2 Teaspoon|
|Coriander leaves||3 Tablespoon|
|Tomato puree||1 Tablespoon|
|Ginger||1 Inch , julienned|
|Green chilli||2 , slitted|
|Peas||1 Cup (16 tbs) , parboiled|
|Paneer||300 Gram , cubed|
|Garam masala||1/4 Teaspoon|
1. In a hot pan, add in the oil and as it gets hot, add in the cashewnuts and roast them for a minute or two.
2. Add in the roughly chopped tomatoes and the salt as per taste and cook the onions until golden.
3. After the onions get golden, add in the ginger garlic paste and stir for a minute.
4. Chopped tomatoes goes in next, and cook until they get mushy. Turn off the flame, let it cool down, then blend to a smooth paste.
5. In a kadhai/pan, add in the oil and after it gets hot, goes in the jeera/cumin seeds. After they sizzle, add the onions and cook for a minute.
6. Lower the flame, and add the spices - red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, kasoori methi, fennel powder, turmeric powder and salt. Roast the spices for 2-3 minutes in low flame.
7. Add in the finely chopped coriander leaves and cook them for a minute, then goes the gravy paste, tomato ketchup and cream and stir around.
8. Peas, Ginger, Green Chili goes in next, along with some water to adjust the consistency, cook them out for a couple minutes, then add in the cubes of paneer.
9. Finally, sprinkle in a touch of garam masala and turn the flame off.
10. Gorge this matar paneer with your favorite rice or bread dish :)