Matar Paneer recipe | Green peas Paneer Northindian recipe

Matar Paneer recipe | Green peas Paneer Northindian recipe  is a restaurant style Paneer recipe with green peas, delicious onion and tomato purée. You can serve this as side dish along with parathas, Phulkas . You can prepare with fresh peas during the season or at any time throughout the year with frozen green peas. Matar paneer tastes delicious with sweet aroma of peas that is balanced with the spices and garam masala powder. See also the Health benefits of Green peas.

Matar Paneer recipe – Ingredients to make paste:-
  • onion – 1 cup (chopped)
  • tomato – 1 cup (chopped)
  • cashew nuts – 8-10 number (can also use skin removed almonds)
Matar Paneer recipe – Other ingredients for gravy:-
  • butter or oil – 1 tsp
  • ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • green peas / matar / pachai pattani – 1 cup
  • paneer / cottage cheese – 1 cup
  • green cardomoms / elakkai – 2 number
  • cumin / seeragam – 1/2 tsp
  • bay leaf – 1
  • cinnamon stick / pattai – 1 inch
  • cloves / kirambu – 2 number
  • red chilly powder / milagai podi – 1/2 tsp
  • garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • salt – to taste
  • kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves – 1/4 tsp
  • finely chopped coriander leaves – 1 tsp
  • cream – 1/4 cup (optional)
Matar Paneer recipe – Method of preparation:-

1. Firstly make a fine paste of chopped onions, tomatoes and cashews.(I have substituted skin removed almonds)

Chopped onion, tomatoes and almonds in a mixie jar
Chopped onion, tomatoes and almonds in a mixie jar
Ground paste
Ground paste

2. On the other hand sauté chopped paneer in little oil and immerse in hot water until you use. Secondly heat one tea spoon of oil and sauté cumin, cardomom, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf.

Paneer in hot water
Paneer in hot water
Spices
Spices

3. Then add ginger-garlic paste and sauté until raw smell goes off.

Ginger garlic paste added
Ginger garlic paste added

4. Similarly add the ground paste of onion, tomato and sauté.

Ground paste added
Ground paste added

5. Further fry well in low flame for around 4-5 minutes until it leaves the side of the pan and becomes thick.

Gravy became thick
Gravy became thick

6. Later when raw smell disappears, add red chilly powder, garam masala powder and salt. Sauté for 2 minutes.

Masala powders added
Masala powders added

7. After that add green peas.

Green peas added
Green peas added

8. Add one cup of water. (You rinse the mixie jar and use here)

Water added
Water added

9. Further close and cook in low flame for 5 minutes until the peas becomes soft and raw smell disappears completely. Oil floats on top at this stage and now add required salt.

Salt added
Salt added

10. Mix well and finally add the paneer cubes which you have reserved in hot water along with crushed kasuri methi.

Paneer cubes and kasurimethi added
Paneer cubes and kasurimethi added

11. Do not break break the paneer cubes while mixing. Let the veggies absorb salt. Now switch off the stove and transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with fresh cream or butter and finely chopped coriander leaves and serve.

Matar Paneer recipe | Green peas Paneer Northindian recipe
Matar Paneer recipe | Green peas Paneer Northindian recipe

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