Monday, February 22, 2010

Matar Paneer

When I saw 'Family Favourite Food Event' at Shama's Easy2cook Recipes, I was at a loss in deciding what to send for the event. There are always some dishes in every house which are welcomed by the whole family wholeheartedly. I was glad that she had allowed to send multiple entries. I hope that I will be able to send more than one entry for this event.
Paneer is one item which never hears a 'no' in my household. Today, I am sharing the recipe of 'Matar Paneer'

This recipe serves 3-4 people.

For this recipe you will need:
150 gm paneer.
1 cup green peas.
3 tomatoes.
1 onion.
10-12 cashew nuts.
1 cup water.
1 tsp cumin seeds.
2 tbsp ghee.
1 chilli chopped finely.
1 tsp grated ginger.
2 tsp coriander powder.
½ tsp turmeric powder.
½ tsp red chilli powder.
1 tsp garam masala.
1 ½ salt or to taste.
1 tsp sugar.
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves to garnish.


Boil the tomatoes and onions separately in a cup of water and make a puree of it. Make a cashew paste. Dice the paneer into one inch cubes. Keep aside. If using frozen peas, microwave it for 2 minutes. Heat a pan and add ghee. When heated add cumin seeds such that they crack right away. Add the chopped green chilli and grated ginger. Add the onion paste and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the cashew paste and heat till ghee leaves from its sides. Then add the tomato puree and heat for 2 minutes. Add all the spices and sugar except garam masala. Stir and heat for 3-4 minutes. Add the green peas. Heat for another 2 minutes. Add garam masala and stir. Add the paneer cubes and heat for another 2 minutes. Turn off the gas and take the pan off gas. Transfer into a serving bowl.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot. Add cream for an extra creamy taste. Matar paneer goes well with paratha, naan and even veg pulav and phulka. Enjoy!

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  1. I love matar paneer and so does my family! Yumm recipe.

  2. This is my favorite too...looks very delicious dear :)

  3. Lovely recipe..our fam favou recipe too..very nicely clicked

  4. Looks great, thanks for sharing, dear...

  5. Love the matar are right...cant think of anyone who would refuse matar paneer.

  6. love matar paneer..really a hit among my family too..tempting..

  7. i love paneer and this is surely one among my all time fav gravies....urs look so good and tempting jyoti...

  8. Thats my favourite dish with paneer, can have them anytime, anyday..

  9. Thanks Preeti, T&T, Priya, Sushma, Deepa, Meena, Nithu and Gita.. for the encouraging comments!!


  10. Great dish to have with Parathas on Sundays, looks gorgeous.

  11. Looks so inviting dear...the Paneer dishes definitely rule the vegetarian plates...Luv yur recipe..

  12. Matar Paneer is a hit in every household i guess... looks great!

  13. Thanks Soma, Renuka, Swapna, Rachana,Shri, Supriya, Asha for the lovely comments..

    @ Shri

    Naans are over!!;-)

  14. Truly my most favorite favorite dish in the whole world! Really...I kid you not! Great little photo!

  15. Great recipe..My daughter loves anything with Paneer :-)

  16. This is my family's favorite too, looks delicious !

  17. One of my favourite recepie. Looks great. Thanks for posting.


  18. Love matar paneer, nothign can match this dish:)

  19. wow jyoti this matar panerr looks very tempting, vl taste superb wid nan or paratha...nice recipe


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