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Sunday, 13 October 2013

MATAR PANEER

Cottage cheese and Green Peas cooked in cream and spices. This is one of the most preferred dishes in Indian for vegetarians at parties and dining events.



INGREDIENTS:-
Paneer (Cottage cheese)………………………….200 gms
Green peas………………………………………….  1 ½ cup
Khova/Mava…………………………………………  1 tbsp (Optional)
Cream………………………………………………..  3 tbsp
Cashew paste……………………………………….1 tbsp
Cinnamon……………………………………………1 inch stick
Black cardamom……………………………………1
Cumin seeds………………………………………..  1 tsp
Bay leaf……………………………………………...1
Onion………………………………………………...1 Large (Finely chopped)
Tomato………………………………………………  3 Large (Finely chopped)
Garlic paste…………………………………………. ½ tsp
Red chili powder……………………………………1 ½ tsp
Cumin powder……………………………………...1 tsp
Garam masala……………………………………..1 ½ tsp
Turmeric…………………………………………….   ½ tsp
Coriander powder………………………………….   1 tsp
Kasuri Methi (dried Fenugreek)…………………..1 tsp (Crushed)
Lemon juice…………………………………………  1 tsp
Sugar………………………………………………...2 tsp
Salt…………………………………………………...  As per taste
Water………………………………………………..   ¾ cup (Warm)
Oil…………………………………………………….  2 tbsp
Ghee…………………………………………………   1 tbsp
Water………………………………………………… ¾ cup (warm)


METHOD:-

In a heavy bottom pan, heat oil and ghee together, add cumin seeds, cinnamon, bay leaf and black cardamom. Fry for 15 seconds

Add chopped onion, fry till pink and translucent. Add chopped tomato and garlic paste. Sauté on high heat for a minute. Stir continuously. Cover and cook till tomatoes are soft.

Add cashew paste, khowa,  red chili powder, turmeric, cumin powder, coriander powder and cook until masala (spices) starts leaving oil

Add green peas and warm water and cook till peas are cooked but not mushy

Add paneer, garam masala, lemon juice, salt, sugar, cream. Mix and simmer for 2-3 minutes

Finally add crushed kasuri methi  and cook for 30 seconds

Dish out and serve hot with steamed rice, pulav or nan.

NOTE:You can increase or decrease the amount of warm water depending on the preference of thin or thick gravy respectively.






1 comment:

  1. Love the clicks.
    Yummy Matar Paneer
    Thanks for sharing.

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