Mater Paneer

Matar is a hindi name for peas and paneer as you know is Indian cottage cheese and when they are cooked together in a creamy and rich curry sauce it’s called Matar Paneer. Combined peas with paneer and prepared a tomato based curry to go with rotis, naan or any Indian bread. Matar Paneer, a culinary gem of North Indian origin, is a popular, simple to make and delectable creamy curry that is hard to resist.

Ingredients

  • Oil – 1 TBS
  • Ghee – 2 TBS
  • Cloves – 5
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 large
  • Cardamom – 3
  • Dry red chilies – 2
  • Tomato – 1 Large
  • Onion – 1 Large
  • Green chili, ginger & garlic crush – 2 TBS
  • Paneer – 150 grams
  • Green peas – 1 up
  • Salt – As per taste
  • Red chili powder – 1 TSP
  • Coriander powder – 1 TSP
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ TSP
  • Garam Masala – 1 TSP
  • KItchenking masala – 1 TSP
  • Kasturi Methi (Fenugreek leaves)- 1 TBS
  • Water – 1 & ½ cup or as per you need consistency of your gravy.
  • Heavy cream – 1 TBS
  • Cilantro – For garnishing

Method

  • Mix cut tomatoes and onions into blender and make smooth paste out of it.
  • Add oil and ghee to pan and let it hot.
  • Add dry whole spices to it and sauté it for 30 seconds.
  • Now add green chilies, ginger and garlic crushed into it and again sauté it for next 30 seconds.
  • Now add green peas to it and let it cook for next 3minutes on medium to low flame and stir it in between.
  • Add tomato onion puree to it and let it cook until its start to separate oil. (approx. 5 to 7 minutes, stir it in between )
  • Now add salt, red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam Masala, kitchen king masala and kasturi Methi to it and mix well.
  • Let it cook all the spices for 1minutes and then add paneer cubes to it and mix well.
  • Add water to it after it all mix properly and make gravy.
  • Now cook matar panner for next 3 minutes until paneer get cook and tender.
  • Add heavy cream to give richer taste.
  • Garnish it with cilantro and serve it hot with any Indian bread.

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