Matar Paneer ( cottage cheese with green peas)

INGREDIENTS :

  1. Paneer : 300 gms
  2. Green peas : 1 cup
  3. Tomato : 3 medium size
  4. Cashew : 6-7
  5. Whole garam masala : 2 cardamom, 2 cloves , 1 bay leaf, 1 cinnamon stick , 4-5 black pepper
  6. Green chilli : 2
  7. Ginger : 2″
  8. Butter : 1 table spoon
  9. Hing : one pinch
  10. Cumin seeds : 1/2 tea spoon
  11. Fresh cream : 2 table spoon ( optional )
  12. Coriander powder : 1 tea spoon
  13. Red chilli powder : 1 tea spoon
  14. Turmeric powder : 1/2 tea spoon
  15. Kasuri methi : 1/2 tea spoon
  16. Coriander leaves : freshly chopped

PROCEDURE :

  1. First of all , take a pan and add water. Now add tomato, ginger, green chilli , whole garam masala . Let them boil. Once get tender and cold , take out the bay leaf and make a fine paste with rest of all.
  2. Shallow fry the paneers and half boil the peas.
  3. Now take a kadai , add oil and butter. Add cumin seeds and hing . Now add grated ginger and green chilli . After few seconds add the masala paste . Add turmeric powder , red chilli powder , salt and sugar. Now cook for 1-2 min .
  4. Add half boiled matar and kasuri methi. Cook in medium low flame for 4-5 mins. Now add the fried paneer and fresh cream and cook for another 5 mins in low flame. Now add 1 cup of water and mix well. Let it cook with lid for 5 mins.
  5. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves .

Matar paneer is a favourite dish for many of us. It goes well almost with everything . But without onion and garlic people find it difficult to make . Please follow my recipe it will taste great and please share your experience with me in comment box.

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