Mattar paneer is a vegetarian north Indian dish consisting of peas and paneer in a tomato based sauce, spiced with garam masala. The aroma and good looks of this dish make it truly irresistible.
- 2 cups fresh green peas
- 300 gm paneer
- 1 cup tomato puree
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 4 tbs oil
- 2 tbs red chilli powder
- 1/2 tbs cumin(jeera) powder
- 1/2 tbs turmeric powder
- 1/2 tbs coriander powder
- 1/2 tbs garam masala powder
- 2 bayleaf
- 1/2 cup cream
- salt to taste
Ingredients for matar paneer masala paste
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 5-6 garlic cloves
- 2 tbs ginger
- 1/2 cup soaked cashew nuts
Stir fry all the masala ingredients and make a smooth paste
Step – 1 In a pan take 1 tbs of oil and cook the peas for 10 min with covered lid.
Step – 2 Cut the paneer into small pieces and deep fry in oil.
Step – 3 Heat 3 tbs oil in a container, add bayleaf, chopped onion, prepaired masala and cook on a medium flame for 3-4 minutes, while stirring ocasionally.
Step – 4 Add red chilli powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and cook on a medium flame for 1 min.
Step – 5 Add tomato puree and stir ocasionally on a medium flame.
Step – 6 Add peas, cream and cook for 1 min.
Step – 7 Add two cups water, fried paneer, salt, bring to a boil and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Step – 8 Serve hot, garnished with the coriander leaves.
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