Friday, July 17, 2009

Matar Paneer




Matar Paneer is an extremely popular North Indian dish and is considered as a special side dish among most veggies across India. I tried to prepare it in many different ways so as to get the restaurant-style taste and guess what, this time I succeeded to create something much better.

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh Green Peas(matar)(or you can use dried green peas by soaking it overnight).
1 cup Paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
1 Large Onion (grated)
1 tbsp. Ginger garlic paste
2 Slitted green chili
2 tbsp tomato puree/tomato sauce.
2 cinnamon sticks
2 to 3 cardamom
2 to 3 clove
2 Bay leaves
1/2 tsp. Cumin seeds
1 tsp.turmeric power
1 tsp Red chili powder
1 tsp. Coriander powder
1 tsp. Garam masala powder
1 tsp Sugar
Salt (as per taste)
Coriander leaves (finely chopped))

Method:
1 Cut the paneer into cubes. Heat oil in a pan any fry the paneer until becomes soft and light golden color. Remove from heat and keep aside.
2. Boil the green peas in a cup of water adding a pinch of salt and sugar.
3.Heat oil in a large pan. Add bay leaves, whole garam masala (cardamom, cinnamon, clove)and cumin seeds. Now add grated onion.Saute until the onion becomes golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste,green chilies, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and little water. Fry the masala for sometime until oil get separated from it. Now add salt Sugar and tomato puree/ sauce and finally boiled peas. Stir continuously and cook for 5 to 6 minutes.
4. Finally add paneer pieces and 1/2 cup water.Add garam masala and cook for another 5 minutes and then allow it to simmer for about 8 minutes. when the curry becomes semi dry remove it from heat. Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with Chappathis, naan, pooris or with plain rice



14 comments:

Mangala Bhat said...

wow!awsome pic and the recipe..thanks:)

Pavithra said...

Wow yummy mutter paneer.. perfect combo with roti...

sangi said...

Paneer dishes re my all time fav.
Ur presentation is really tempting dear!

Priti said...

Umm...delicious...very tempting

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely delicious recipe...yummy

Ammu said...

Yummy recipe :)

Prathibha said...

ohh you hv a very colorful blog....looks yummy...
perfect with roti...
Do visit my blog when u get time..

Hari Chandana said...

wow.. looks soo delicious.. first time here.. you have a lovely blog.. :)

Ann said...

Panner is always my fav. This curry looks awesome.

Ivy said...

Thanks for joining My Recipes & Events. It is a pleasure to discover your blog and I look forward to exploring and visiting. Paneer is something I have in my list to make in the future.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow...looks yum...this is my favourite side dish with rotis.....

Pooja said...

The matar paneer looks awesome! My favourite dish! I loved the way you prepared it. Addition of fresh spices enhances the flavour n taste!

alokita said...

This was delicious. My husband and I really enjoyed it.

Namritha said...

Methi chicken is superb. The picture tempts me to eat. Keep posting lot of dishes.

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