Matar Paneer is a Punjabi Dish that is loved by all Punjabi families. Made with peas and Cheese, this dish gives a aromatic taste and is a very easy recipe.
Peas and cottage cheese are a made-for-each other duo, whatever be the style of preparation. A seemingly elaborate but actually easy recipe, Mutter Paneer Butter Masala is an ideal accompaniment for rotis and rice too. A masala paste sautéed in butter is further perked up with spice powders, tangy tomato, milk, cream and other ingredients to form a rich gravy that holds the star ingredients – mutter and paneer. The aroma and good looks of this dish make it truly irresistible.
Recipe Type: Main Course, Paneer Recipes
Preperation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 11 mins
Total Time: 26 mins
3/4 cup boiled green peas
2 1/2 cups paneer (cottagte cheese) cubes
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
2 cups fresh tomato purée
salt to taste
1 tbsp honey
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup fresh cream
1 tsp cornflour dissolved with 2 tbsp water
To Be Ground To A Smooth Paste
1 cup roughly chopped onions
2 tbsp broken cashewnuts (kaju)
5 to 6 garlic (lehsun) cloves
2 tsp roughly chopped ginger (adrak)
Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the prepared paste and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
Add the chilli powder, cumin seeds powder, garam masala, dried fenugreek leaves and ½ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
Add the tomato purée and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
Add the honey, milk and fresh cream, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
Add the cornflour-water, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
Add the green peas and paneer, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
Serve hot with naan or parathas.