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Recipe of Matar Paneer

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Matar Paneer
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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The classic recipe of peas and cottage cheese, infused with assorted masalas, herbs and potatoes.

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp refined oil
  • 250 gms paneer, diced
  • 1 potato, diced small
  • 2 carrots diced small
  • 6 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup peas
  • 2 - 3 brown cardamoms
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 - 6 cloves
  • 1/2 tsp zeera
  • 3 fresh red chillies, slit
  • 3 green chillies, slit
  • 1 inch ginger, julienned
  • 3/4 tsp turmeric powder  
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp zeera powder
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Salt to taste
  • Water

How to Make Matar Paneer

  1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a deep vessel and crackle the cinnamon, cloves and cardamoms.
  2. Add the green & red chillies and ginger.
  3. Then add 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chilli powder, coriander & zeera powder, sprinkle a bit of water and mix.
  4. Now add the tomatoes and salt and stir it all together.
    Let this simmer for about 5-7 minutes.
  5. In another pan heat 2 tbsps of oil, crackle the zeera, and then add the potatoes and carrots.
  6. Season with salt, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp red chilli powder and give it a good toss.
  7. When the potatoes & carrots are half cooked, mix them into the tomato base.
  8. Pour in a glass of water, add the peas, cover and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
  9. Add the paneer, stir gently and cook till the potatoes are soft and the water reduces to a slightly thick gravy.
  10. Once ready, squeeze some lime juice and serve hot.

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