Saturday, 9 July 2011

Matar Paneer

Today I had an awesome day with my friends.Been to Boronia Garden for a picnic cum potluck party and enjoyed Appam made by Swathi , Masala Biryani by Dipti , and soft soft chapatis by Kavita.Evryone liked my Matar Paner dish...and on their special request I m writing today's post...taking time from my extra busy life :)


  • 250 grams Paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 200 grams Matar (Green Peas)
  • 1 Big Onion
  • 1/2 a Cup Tomato Puree
  • 15 Cashews 
  • 1 Cup Full Cream Milk
  • Butter 1 Tbsp
  • Oil to fry and cook
  • Salt to taste.
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon (dalchini)
  • 4 Laung (Cloves)
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Dhania Powder(coriander Powder)
  • 1 tsp Jeera Powder(Cumin Powder)
  • 2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 2 tsp Kasoori Methi
  • 2 tsp Saunf
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala 
Matar Paneer Recipe :-

  1. Fry the Paneer cubes to golden color.
  2. Cut the onion into rough slices and Saute with bay leaf ,cinnamon  and cloves in 1 tsp oil for 2-3 minutes.Rmove from heat and let it be cool.Then grind it with all the spices (except garam masala) metioned in the ingredients.
  3. Grind tomatoes to fine puree or u can use ready made tomato puree.
  4. Soak the cashews in little water and grind them to make fine paste.
  5. Heat 1 tsp oil in cooking pan and add tomato puree and stir well unless oil starts to separate from the tomato puree.
  6. Add onion masala paste.stir well for 3 minutes.
  7. Add Cashew Paste and Milk.Stir.
  8. Add Paneer and Matar.Stir well.
  9. Add 1 cup of water and let it boil.
  10. After it starts to boil add the garam masala and salt.Stir well.
  11. Can add fresh cream to garnish.
  12. Serve hot with fulka or naan.

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