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Mattar Paneer

A gravied preparation of green peas and paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese
Recipe By : Niru Gupta
Type: Vegetarian Serving: 4-6 Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed (500 g) paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese), deep-fried to a light brown
  • 2 cups shelled (1 Kg unshelled) green peas
  • 3-4 green chillies, slit a little
  • Gravy
  • 2 cups, chopped (200-250 g) onions    
  • 1 tsp peeled cloves of garlic        
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger                
  • ½ cup (125 g) tomato, grated OR 1/4 cup puree
  • ¼ cup (60 g) oil
  • 2 tsp cumin (jeera ) seeds
  • 2 bay leaves (tej patta)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 tbsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp powdered coriander (dhania) seeds
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves (hara dhania), for garnish
 

Preparation

  • Place the onions, garlic and ginger into a blender jar and blend to a paste.
  • Heat oil and add the cumin seeds and the bay leaves.

  • Add onion paste and sauté till brown and fat separates.

  • Add tomatoes, turmeric, salt, garammasala, chilli powder and the coriander powder, and stir-fry till fat separates.

  • Add the peas, paneer and the green chillies and sauté over high heat till glossy.

  • Add 2 cups water, bring to a boil and simmer for 5-10 minutes.

  • Serve hot, garnished with the coriander leaves.

 
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