Matar Paneer curry is a very popular vegetarian north Indian recipe which made with cottage cheese and green peas combined in creamy gravy. Mostly served with rice or Indian bread like paratha, naan, roti more.
Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Category: Veg Curry
250gm Paneer/ Cottage Cheese, Diced
1 Cup Matar/ Green Peas, boiled
2 Onion, Chopped
4 Tomatoes Puree
2 Green Chili, Chopped
1 Tsp. Ginger
7-8 Cashews, Soaked in water
2 Tsp. Tomato Ketchup
1 Tsp. Cumin Powder
1 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
1 Tbsp. Coriander Powder
1 Tsp. Red Chili Powder
1/2 Tsp. Garam masala or Five Spices Mix
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
Enough Oil for deep frying
Green Coriander, chopped for garnishing
Heat the sufficient oil in wok to frying paneer cubes till to little golden.
Blanch the green peas until to tender and soft.
Grind the onion, green chili, ginger and soaked cashewnuts together until to smooth paste.
Heat the oil in non-stick pan and add cumin seeds.
When they starts splutter, add onion paste and sauté until to golden brown.
Add tomato puree and tomato ketchup, Mix it.
Add coriander powder, turmeric, red chilli, garam masala and salt, mix it.
Add 1 Cup water and green peas, cook for next five minutes more.
Add fried paneer cubes and cook for again 2 minutes more.
Garnish with ginger juliennes and chopped green coriander.
Serve hot matar paneer with parathas or Indian flatbread.
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