Monday, January 17, 2011

Matar Paneer..

This simple yet tasty food comes form the northern part of India. Paneer and Peas cooked in sweet and spicy gravy goes well with Tawa Roti or Naan..

3 medium sized onions
3 medium sized tomato (pureed)
2 green chillies
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
250gms Paneer
1/2 cup green peas (boiled)
1 tbsp oil
2 Red chillies
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2 black Cardamom
1 Tej Pata
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Cumin Powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Red Chilly Powder
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp Cream
Coriander to Garnish
Oil to fry paneer cubes


  • Take a pan. boil in the peas in it. Keep it aside.
  • Fry the paneer cubes. Keep it aside on a tissue to remove the excessive oil.
  • Now, take a blender add in the onions, green chillies. Make a paste.
  • Take a pan, heat the oil in it, add in the cumin seeds + black cardamom + tej pata.
  • When it stops cluttering, add in the onion paste and the ginger garlic paste in it.
  • Saute it well, until the onion paste changes color for about 20 minutes.
  • Add in the tomato puree + salt + cumin powder + red chilly powder + garam masala powder + turmeric powder + coriander powder.
  • Mix it all well. and cook this for another 15 minutes till the gravy leaves oil.
  • Add in cream and milk.
  • Cook this for 5 minutes.
  • Now add in the paneer cubes and the boiled peas.
  • Cover the lid and cook it on medium heat.
  • Remove from the stove.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves
  • Serve hot

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