Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mattar Paneer (Green peas - Fresh cheese curry)


Ingredients:
  • Fresh green peas – 400 g
  • Paneer (cut into cubes)– 1 pack (400 g)
  • Yellow onion (medium size, finely chopped) – 2
  • Tomato (finely chopped) – 2
  • Chili powder – ¾ Table spoon
  • Coriander powder – ½ Table spoon
  • Cumin powder – ½ Tea spoon
  • Cumin seeds – 1 Table spoon
  • Ginger and garlic paste – 1 Table spoon
  • Kasthoori methi – 1 Table spoon
  • Roasted cashew – 7 nos
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Canola oil – 2 Table spoons
  • Mustard seeds – 1/8 Tea spoon
 Method: 
  • Shallow fry paneer cubes and keep aside.
  • In a frying pan, heat one table spoon of oil. When the oil is in medium heat add one chopped onion chopped tomato and ginger and garlic paste. Sauté until they are slightly mashed.
  • Grind them with roasted cashews into a fine paste.
  • In another pan heat one table spoon of oil. When the oil is in medium heat add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When they pop up add another chopped onion, curry leaves and a pinch of salt. Sauté till onion is slightly brown.
  • Add ground mixer, chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and kasthoori methi. Toss them and add green peas. Cook until they are done.
  • Add paneer cubes, a cup of water, adjust salt and cook for few minutes. Turn off heat.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

 Note: 
  • This is a kid’s friendly dish.
  • It can be served warm with chapati, puri, and rice. 

37 comments:

  1. Mattar paneer looks very yummy Veni.

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  2. my fav. feel like i must make one again.. urs look super yummy..

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  3. Wat a droolworthy side dish for rotis, mattar paneer makes me hungry..

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  4. anything with paneer is a comfort food for me..looks yumm..

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  5. Very nice cheese curry ,I thing cheese using more europe side.

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  6. It is one of my favorite dish .Looks great

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  7. This sound fabulous! very beautifully done too!

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  8. one of my favourite,looks yummy!!

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  9. Paneer matar looks so delicious..

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  11. My all time fav..looks so so soooo delicious :)

    US Masala

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  12. Looks very tempting with those soft paneer cubes.

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  13. tempting and creamy paneer looks yummy

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  14. மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...

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  15. Dear friends, Thanks for your comments

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  16. looks mouthwatering...one of my fav...

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  17. Looks wonderful and delicious... colourful..
    Reva

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  18. Que de saveurs dans ce joli mets:) Bon jeudi!!xxx

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  19. Yesterday we had this in a restaurant here,and my hubby who is not a big fan of Mattar, like it! I was about to search for this recipe,and here it is! :)

    Thanks Veni!

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  20. Such a classy combo and beautiful it looks :-)

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  21. Mutter paneer looks delicious and inviting!

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  22. looks delicious and very tempting dear :)

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  23. I too tried this once. i loved it. Urs is looking delicious..:)

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