Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Matar Paneer / Green peas with cottage cheese

Green peas and Paneer are cooked together into a delicious gravy. This is one of the most popular curry found in all over the world.

Paneer – 250 gms
Mattar / Green pea (Boiled)- ½ cup
Onion – 1 large
Tomato – 1 large
Cashews – 5-6
Turmeric – ¼ tsp
Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Cumin Powder – ½ tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste – 1 tsp
Cream – ¼ cup
Garam masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
Fresh or dried methi - hand full

Heat a pan with 1 tbsp of oil
Add cashews, chopped onion, Ginger garlic paste, large pinch of salt and fry for 2 minutes.
Add tomato and cook till they turn mushy.
Allow it to cool down and grind into smooth paste.

Heat another pan with 2 tbsp of oil. Add chopped green chilli. Saute for a minute and pour the onion tomato mixture.
To this add turmeric, garam masala powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and kasthuri methi. Cook for 2 minutes by sautéing continuously.

Add green pea, mix them and pour ½ cup or required amount of water and cook them for 4-5 minutes or until the peas are tender.

Add paneer and cream and cook for 4-5 minutes under reduced flame.

At the end splash some coriander and serve warm.
Delicious matar paneer

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