Monday, December 12, 2011

Matar Paneer




I and my daughter simply love paneer. This might be the nth time I am saying this, but that is the fact. So any dish where paneer is one of the ingredient gets an immediate nod from my lil one.  Off late, my daughter has started accompanying me to the super market. As soon as we enter the store, she is on her own, with a small basket in her hand. By the time I finish my shopping, she would’ve finished hers too and a couple of sure shot things that would be in her basket are chocolates and paneer! There would be many other things, which of course I have to diplomatically discard. Such is my daughter’s love for Paneer. Let’s get to today’s recipe, an all time classic and a favorite of many: - Matar Paneer.

What you’ll need

1.       Fresh/Frozen Green Peas – 1 Cup
2.       Cottage Cheese/Paneer – 150 gms
3.       Onion – 2 Medium
4.       Tomatoes – 3 Medium
5.       Garlic – 2 to 3 cloves
6.       Ginger – a small piece
7.       Cashew Nuts – 4 or 5
8.       Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
9.       Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
10.   Chilli Powder – 1 tsp (Adjust according to taste)
11.   Garam Masala Powder – ½ tsp
12.   Cumin Seeds / Jeera – ½ tsp
13.   Milk – ½ cup
14.   Kasoori Methi – 1 tsp
15.   Fresh Coriander Leaves – for garnishing
16.   Oil – 2 tbsp



Method

1.       Peel and roughly chop onions. Grind onions, ginger, garlic and cashew nuts into a smooth paste.
2.       Also grind the tomatoes into a smooth paste.
3.       Cut the paneer into cubes and soak them in salted lukewarm water until the time of use.
4.       Cook the green peas in water and keep aside.
5.       Heat a Kadai with oil, add cumin seeds.
6.       Once the cumin seeds change color, add the ground paste of onions, ginger, garlic and cashewnuts. Saute for a few minutes or till the raw smell of the onions disappears, say about 6 to 8 minutes on medium heat.
7.       Now add in the spice powders – turmeric powder, coriander powder and chilli powder. Saute for about 2 minutes.
8.       Next add in the tomato paste and fry till all the moisture disappears and the oil starts separating.
9.       Now add in the paneer, green peas about 1 cup of water and salt to taste. Let this simmer for about 5 minutes. Adjust the amount of water depending on the consistency.
10.   Next sprinkle the garam masala, Kasoori Methi and add the milk. Stir well and simmer for another 2 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Yummy Matar Paneer is ready. Serve hot with rotis or parathas.

Linking this to the Winter Carnival at Tickling Palates, CWS– Green Peas hosted by Priya and Kalyani’s HLI – Green Peas hosted by Veena.

28 comments:

Kadhyaa said...

First time here Kaveri and nice blog with variety of recipes. Thnaks for following me..Love to follow u too :)

The mutter paneer dish looks creamy and rich :)

Ganga Sreekanth said...

this looks so inviting.

Jay said...

looks tooooo delicious...makes an healthy combo with my tandoori rotis :)
Tasty Appetite

Priya said...

My fav anytime, i can survive for many days with this irresistible matar paneer with some rotis,thanks for sending to CWS Kaveri..

Tina said...

delicious...

Christy Gerald said...

I'm drooling here.Deliciously done.Luv it.

ANU said...

yum yum...very tasty...

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Sensible Vegetarian said...

Very yummy looking one, perfect with some hot roti.

Chandrani said...

Matar paneer looks so yummy and tempting.....

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Delicious.....

faseela said...

Adipoli...........Luks so inviting dear....yummy recipe

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious looking mutter paneer. Excellent post.

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Julie said...

yummy yum super tasty one,perfect with chapatis!!
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Uma said...

Very inviting Kaveri. Your daughter is so cute when it comes for shopping. :-) yummy recipe.

Sobha Shyam said...

very delicious paneer recipe, looks yum..

sangee vijay said...

mutter paneer looks super inviting...love it with pooris/naan..yum..yum..

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Swathi said...

Mutter paneer looks delicious. I love to make them.

Priti said...

Yum ...how can say no to his ....

Urmi said...

Looks yummy, delicious and tempting.

Ramya said...

what a coincidence...we just had it for breakfast today :-) Nice click

Priya Sreeram said...

paneer is a much loved ingredient in my home too ! looks yum ! hey check out the giveawaY in my blog ; cheers

Raksha said...

superb muttar paneer

vineetha said...

I love paneer too,only thing i am conscious about is the full fal :(

Saras said...

Join me in your list...I too love panner:) One of my favourite recipe..inviting click

divya said...

Looks superb!!

anthony stemke said...

Great paneer, love all the ingredients here.

jeyashrisuresh said...

all time fav combo. nice version of mutter paneer

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