Recipe – Matar Paneer

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Matar (green peas): washed, 1 cup
  • Paneer: Cut into ¼ inch square cubes, 1 cup
  • Ginger: chopped, 1 teaspoon
  • Green chili: chopped, ½ teaspoon
  • Butter or ghee or oil: 1 tablespoon
  • Water: As required
  • Cumin Seeds: ½ Teaspoon
  • Fennel seeds (saunf): 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cashew: 5-6
  • Poppy seeds: 1 Tablespoon
  • White sesame seeds: 1/2 tablespoon
  • Onion: finely chopped. 1/4th cup (1 Medium sized)
  • Milk cream or milk: ¼ Cup
  • Fresh Coriander leaves: 2 Tablespoon
  • Salt: ½ Tablespoon or to taste
  • Black pepper powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Garam Masala Powder: ½ Teaspoon

Method

  • Soak poppy seeds, sesame seeds and cashew nuts in ¼ cup of water for 10 minutes and blend it with the soaked water into paste.
  • Boil 4-5 cups of water with little salt. Turn off the heat and add the paneer cubes. Keep it aside.
  • Blend ginger, green chili, onion and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and when it changes color, add ginger, chili, onion paste. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add green peas, fennel seeds, salt, black pepper powder, garam masala power. Stir well and cover with lid. Cook it for 4-5 minutes or until peas are cooked.
  • Remove the lid and add milk cream and cashew, poppy seeds’ paste. Stir well and cook it for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Drain paneer cubes and add in the mix. Mix gently and cover it for 2 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat. Add coriander leaves.

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