Monday, December 3, 2012

MATTAR PANEER

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INGREDIENTS:

Paneer-----------------200gm or 8Oz
Matar/Peas-----------1/4 Cup ( I used dry white peas).For fresh/frozen peas use 1/2 Cup.
Onion-----------------1 finely chopped
Tomato---------------1 finely chopped
Ginger Garlic pst---1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder------1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder--1 tsp
Kasuri Methi---------1/2 tsp crushed
Curry leaves---------few
Coriander leaves----1 tbsp chopped
Turmeric--------------1/4 tsp
Oil---------------------3 tbsp

DIRECTIONS:

1. Soak the peas in water for 6 hrs and pressure cook with some water till 4-5 whistles. You can use the fresh or frozen peas instead of dry peas.

2.Take the whole block of Paneer and microwave for 2-3 mins turning in between before cutting into bite size pieces. Microwaving will make the Paneer soft. Cool down and cut into bite size pieces.

3.In a Kadai, fry Paneer in 1/2 tsp oil for 3-4 mins till all the sides are nicely browned and take them aside .

4.In the same Kadai add 3tbsp Oil and add chopped Onion, Curry leaves, Turmeric , little salt and fry for 8-10 mins or till soft . Add Ginger garlic paste and fry for 2-3mins more.

5.Now add tomatoes and fry for 8 mins or more. Now add Red Chilli Powder, Cumin powder and fry for 2-3mins.

6.Now add the pressure cooked peas, add some salt and some water (if needed)cook covered for 8-10mins or till the peas has absorbed some flavors in. 

7.Now add the fried Paneer, Crushed Kasuri Methi, Chopped coriander  and cook for another  5-7mins.

8.Turn off and serve hot with 2tbsp of heavy cream on the top for rich creamy flavor..

4 comments:

Subhie Arun said...

My all time fav... Yummy

Priya said...

Love this mattar paneer, one of my fav.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Mattar paneer looks delicious...Love with naan..yum..

Jay said...

looks deliciously unique..
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