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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer
Matar Paneer or Mutter Paneer this yummy dish hails from the North of India curry but is most popular now with one and all. I even see Europeans eating this with much relish thanks to it not being so spicy or because the paneer & the cream beats the spice and makes it mild and palatable. It’s a simple dish and anybody can make it.

Ingredients
Paneer - 500 gms (cut into cubes of 1 inch each)
Green Peas - 250 gms
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Onions – 2
Green Chillies - 2
Ginger paste -1 tbsp
Tomato puree - 3 tbsp
Garam Masala – 2 tsps
Red chilly powder – 1 tsp if required
Garam masala - 2 tsps
Oil – 2-3 tbsps
Salt to taste
Cream – 2 tbsps
Coriander leaves chopped fine to garnish
Method
Heat 2-3 tbsps of oil in a pan and gently stir-fry the cubes of paneer till golden. Remove onto a paper towel and keep aside.
Grind onions, green chilly and ginger into a fine paste in a mixie. Keep aside.
Using the same oil in which we fried the paneer cubes. Add cumin seeds and when they get fried, add the onion, green chilly, ginger paste and fry it till it turns light brown.
Add the tomato puree and sauté for another 2 minutes.
Add the coriander, cumin, red chilly powder, turmeric and garam masala powders and fry, stirring continuously till the oil begins to separate from the masala (spice mixture).
Add the peas to the masala and fry for 2-3 minutes.
Then add the paneer, water and salt, reduce flame to a simmer and cook till the gravy thickens.
When the gravy is as thick as you would like, turn off the flame and stir in the cream.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
Mutter paneer tastes great with parathas, naans and even jeera rice.
This being a authentic Punjabi dish I would like to send this "Flavors of Punjab" event hosted by Pari in her blog, this event was originally started by Nayna
Since this is Tried and tasted I would like to send this to Ria's Tried and Tasted event which was started by Lakshmi
Since kids will enjoy this with chappati or rice in their lunch box and it also nutritious and healthy, I would like to pack some to "Lunchbox Treats" event by Smitha. 

6 comments:

Suhaina said...

Looks very creamy and yummy.. I love to have this with appom... i am drooling here..

Priya Sreeram said...

Droolworthy!!

divya said...

They look awesome. Wonderful pics.

Pavani said...

That looks yummy.. Home-made Matar paneer definitely tastes so much better than the restaurant dish that's laden with oil. Your's looks perfect.

Apu said...

Lovely curry!! Matar paneer is wonderful to satisfy that paneer craving!!

Ms.Chitchat said...

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