Matar Paneer Recipe (Paneer in Peas Gravy)
Matar Paneer is an all time favorite North Indian dish. The combination of peas, tomatoes and paneer gives this dish a subtle sweetness which enhances the taste of this flavored dish. With fresh peas in the season, this recipe is good to try. Matar Paneer can be served with Roti to make delicious weeknight meal or it can be served with Puri for an elaborate festive meal.
Did you know: Perhaps common knowledge by now but paneer is a good source of protein especially for vegetarians who do not get their intake from meat products. 100g of paneer yields about 18g of protein which is good for people who weight train as they need protein for muscle building and repair. Know more
See more of our interesting Paneer recipes:
- 250 grams Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , cubed
- 1/2 cup Green peas (Matar) , steamed
- 2 cups Homemade tomato puree
- 1 Onion , cut into chunks
- 1 inch Ginger , grated
- 2 cloves Garlic
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin (Jeera) powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
- 1 tablespoon Cooking oil
- Salt , to taste
- Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , a small bunch finely chopped
How to make Matar Paneer Recipe (Paneer in Peas Gravy)
To make Matar Paneer, first cut paneer into even size square cubes. Then prepare the paste of onion, ginger and garlic in grinder. Transfer the paste to a bowl and keep aside until required.
Then steam peas and keep aside in a bowl once steamed. See how to steam vegetables
Next heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan over medium heat.
Add the onion paste to the pan and saute over medium heat until the paste turns light golden in color. Stir in the tomato puree in the fried paste along with turmeric powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, salt and red chilli powder. Stir to combine the ingredients.
Simmer the mixture for sometimes or till tomato puree is cooked and thickened. Adjust the consistency of paneer matar gravy as per your liking by adding the little water to it. After adding water to the paneer matar gravy let it simmer for few minutes to get the even consistency.
Finally, stir in the paneer cubes and steamed peas. Simmer the matar paneer for the few more minutes. Turn off the heat.
Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves. Serve the Paneer Matar along with Phulkas or Puri for a delicious dinner.
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