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Matar Paneer ( Green Peas and Cottage Cheese curry)

Written By Surbhi Ahluwalia on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 | August 30, 2011








Matar Paneer, Is a very famous north Indian Dish and its Yummy .Here goes the recipe for it.
Ingredients :-
  1. Green peas – 1 cup
  2. Sugar – a pinch
  3. Paneer – 1 cup, cubed
  4. Oil – 1 tablespoon
  5. Cinnamon – 1 inch stick, broken into halves
  6. Cloves – 3
  7. Cardamom – 2
  8. Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  9. Black peppercorns – 8-10, whole
  10. Onions – 2, medium size
  11. Red chili powder – ½ teaspoon or to taste
  12. Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
  13. Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
  14. Ginger – ½-inch piece, finely chopped and crushed
  15. Garlic – 3 cloves, finely chopped and crushed
  16. Green chillies– 3, medium size
  17. Tomatoes – 2, medium size
  18. Garam masala powder – 1 teaspoon
  19. Cilantro leaves – chopped for garnishing
  20. Salt – 1 teaspoon or adjusted to taste



Method:-
  1. Boil cubed Paneer pieces in water by adding 1 teaspoon salt and Turmeric powder for about 5 minutes and keep it aside.this helps salt and turmeric to seep inside paneer cubes.
  2. Boil the green peas for about 10 mins till it gets tender and keep it aside.
  3. Make a paste of Onion, tomatoes, green chili, garlic and ginger by griding it in a mixer. 
  4. Heat a pan on a medium flame add oil to this.Add cumin seeds and let it cook for about 1 minute.
  5. Add Black peppercorns, Cinnamon ,Cardamom, cloves and sugar to this and stir it.
  6. Now transfer onion , tomato, garlic, ginger and green chili mixture to the pan and cook it for about 15 minutes by stirring it in between.
  7. Add salt, turmeric, coriander, red chili  powder to this and mix it well.
  8. Add boiled peas and Paneer cubes to this cook it by covering it with a lid for about 10 minutes on a low flame.
  9. Add garam masala to this and garnish it with freshly chopped coriander.
  10. Matar Paneer is ready, serve it with hot chapatis.
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