matar paneer recipe

Matar paneer recipe, How to make Matar paneer

Matar paneer is a very creamy and rich gravy prepared with matar/ green peas and cottage cheese/ paneer in spicy onion, tomato and cashew paste. This is one such popular gravy in the restaurant menu and is usually served with jeera rice / Indian bread like these Naan, Italian herbs naan, kulcha , whole wheat naan, kulcha, phulka and lachha paratha.
restaurant style matar paneer

The same recipe can be made with mushroom and matar as well. Also this gravy tastes slightly sweet taste due to the addition of cashews and due to pinches of sugar. Cashews and cream gives this gravy a rich creamy texture and gives it a restaurant touch. If you don’t have cream at home add milk, and it wont alter the taste much. So let’s get to the making!
how to make matar paneer

Matar paneer recipe, How to make Matar paneer
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 1. Green peas/ Matar – ½ cup
  2. 2. Paneer -10 to 12 pieces /cubes
  3. 3. Milk/ Cream – ¼ cup
  4. 4. Oil – 1 tbsp
  5. 5. Kasuri methi – 1 tsp (crushed)
  6. 6. Sugar – ½ tsp
For puree
  1. 1. Onion – 1 (big sized)
  2. 2. Tomato – 2 to 3 (ripe, big sized)
  3. 3. Ginger – 1 tsp/ medium sized chunk (chopped)
  4. 4. Garlic – 1 tsp/ 2 pods (chopped)
  5. 5. Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  6. 6. Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  7. 7. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  8. 8. Cumin powder – ½ tsp
  9. 9. Salt – to taste
  10. 10. Cashews – 6 to 8 nos
  11. 11. Oil – 1 tbsp
Note
  1. * 1 cup = 235 ml
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a pan to it add cumin seeds, chopped ginger and garlic. Saute well.
  2. Now to the sauteed ginger and garlic add chopped onion and saute. When the onions look sauteed add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and cumin powder. Saute for a minute. Now add chopped tomato and cashews. Saute well until cooked. When the mixture looks combined and cooked put off the flame. Allow the mixture to cool down completely.
  3. When the mixture has cooled down transfer it to a blender and grind it into fine paste adding little water.
  4. Now heat oil in a pan add green peas. Saute for few seconds. Now add the ground onion tomato mixture and mix well. Allow the mixture to boil well till the green peas is cooked completely. Add water depending on the consistency.
  5. When the green peas is completely cooked, crush and add kasuri methi and milk/ cream. Mix well and allow the mixture to boil for a minute. Adding cream makes the gravy more rich in taste.
  6. Finally add paneer cubes. Mix well and allow the mixture to boil for a minute and put off the flame. Finally add butter and serve it with naan, jeera, rice, kulcha, phulka.
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matar paneer

  1. Heat oil in a pan to it add cumin seeds, chopped ginger and garlic. Saute well. Now to the sauteed ginger and garlic add chopped onion and saute.matar paneer
  2. When the onions look sauteed add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and cumin powder. Saute for a minute.matar paneer
  3. Now add chopped tomato and cashews. Saute well until cooked. When the mixture looks combined and cooked put off the flame. Allow the mixture to cool down completely.
    matar paneer
  4. When the mixture has cooled down transfer it to a blender and grind it into fine paste adding little water.
    matar paneer
  5. Now heat oil in a pan add green peas. Saute for few seconds. Now add the ground onion tomato mixture and mix well. Allow the mixture to boil well till the green peas is cooked completely. Add water depending on the consistency.
    matar paneer
  6. When the green peas is completely cooked, crush and add kasuri methi and milk/ cream. Mix well and allow the mixture to boil for a minute. Adding cream makes the gravy more rich in taste.
    matar paneer
  7. Finally add paneer cubes. Mix well and allow the mixture to boil for a minute and put off the flame. Finally add butter and serve it with naan, jeera, rice, kulcha, phulka.
    matar paneer

 

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