Matar Paneer Masala Recipe

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How To Make Matar Paneer Masala
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  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

The great combination of peas and paneer is one of the most popular paneer recipes of North India. The tasty curry can be served at parties and as a usual day meal in lunch or dinner too. Matar Paneer can go well with Parathas or naan or even rice. You can add either plain or fried paneer as per your choice.

Ingredients of Matar Paneer Masala

  • For Boling Peas:
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Peas
  • For Boiling Onions:
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 Nos Onions
  • For Frying Paneer Cubes:
  • 2 Cups Oil
  • 12-13 Paneer Cubes
  • For Gravy:
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Nos Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Ginger- Garlic Paste.
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Green Chilli , chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Tomato , pureed
  • 1 tsp Coriander Leaves
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala

How to Make Matar Paneer Masala

For Boiling Peas:
1.In a bowl of boiling water add peas to soften them.Matar Paneer Masala
2.Make sure the peas swell up a little after boiling. Check whether they are boiled and turn off the flame.Matar Paneer Masala
For Boiling Onions:
1.Boil long chopped onions in water for better grinding.Matar Paneer Masala
2.Onions become white after getting boiled and puff up a little.Matar Paneer Masala
3.Turn off the flame and grind it to a fine paste after letting it cool for some time.
For Frying Paneer Cubes:
1.Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the paneer cubes until golden brown. Fry on high flame but do not burn.Matar Paneer Masala
Prepare the Gravy:
1.In a heavy bottomed pan heat a tablespoon of oil and add bay leaves and cumin seeds.Matar Paneer Masala
2.When they crackle add ginger garlic paste and onion paste. Mix well and cook for a minute.Matar Paneer Masala
3.Now add the spices such as salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder. Put the chopped green chilli and mix thoroughly to combine the masalas well.Matar Paneer Masala
4.Cook until oil starts separating spices and releases aroma.
5.Now add the tomato puree and cook on medium flame for thorough mixing of ingredients.Matar Paneer Masala
6.When it starts releasing oil, add coriander leaves and mix.Matar Paneer Masala
7.Then add water and garam masala. Stir and cook for few more minutes until the water evaporates.Matar Paneer Masala
8.Now add peas and fried paneer to it. Stir with light hands and coat them well with the gravy.Matar Paneer Masala
9.After thorough cooking transfer the prepared dish in a serving bowl and garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Serve hot.Matar Paneer Masala
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Key Ingredients: Water, Peas, Water , Onions, Oil, Paneer Cubes, Oil, Bay Leaves, Cumin Seeds, Ginger- Garlic Paste., Salt, Turmeric Powder, Coriander Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Green Chilli , Tomato , Coriander Leaves, Water, Garam Masala