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Matar Paneer Recipe / Shahi Matar Paneer Masala

Written By Angela Steffi on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | 11:16:00 PM

Matar Paneer is an awesome side-Dish had along with roti, Chapathi, Naan and also goes excellent with rice. This dish is made with matar (Green Peas) and Paneer (Cottage Cheese) blend together in a creamy buttery base. This recipe can be made very easily and too quickly with guaranteed results. This is a famous north Indian dish often had in restaurants all around the world.Whenever I make fresh paneer at home I make this delicious Mattar paneer the following day. This Paneer matar masala recipe features a creamy base of onions,tomatoes and cashews in which Paneer and green peas are added and cooked.






Serving Size    : 4


Cooking Time :20 mins
Difficulty: Spice Level:
Quantity INGREDIENTS
150g Paneer / Cottage Cheese
100g Green peas / Matar 
2 large Onions
3 Tomatoes
1 inch Ginger
3 cloves Garlic
4-5 Cashews
1Bay leaf
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 tspCumin Seeds
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Garam Masala powder
1 Tbsp Kashmiri Chili powder or 1 tsp regular Chili powder
1 Tbsp Yogurt / Curd
Tbsp Oil (2 tbsp for sauting + 2 Tbsp for Gravy)
Handfull coriander leaves

Water

Salt to Taste

Cooking Method


Step 1) To make base for our Mattar paneer heat some oil in a pan.Add chopped onions and salt to speed up the cooking process,Once the onions are translucent add Cashews, Ginger, Garlic(you can also use 1 Tbsp of ginger garlic paste) and saute it for a minute.Do not add too much of cashews as this may change the taste of the gravy.Then add chopped tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes turns into a paste or until soft. 

Creamy-matar-paneerTomato-paste-for-mutter-paneer

Step 2) Once the mixture cools down transfer it to a blender and grind it to a smooth paste...This is the base for our Matar paneer gravy

onion-tomatoBase-for-muttar-paneer

Step 3) Heat some oil and add Bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cumin seeds and turmeric powder.Mix it once and then add the Onion Tomato Puree and mix well

TemperingBase-for-Mattar-paneer

Step 4) Then add the masalas Cumin powder, Coriander powder, Garam masala powder, Chili powder.I have used Kashmiri chili powder to get a nice color,if you are using regular chili powder please reduce the amount of chili powder to 1 tsp.And also add Yogurt.After mixing all the ingredients add required water and salt.Cover and let it simmer for 8-10 minutes on a medium heat.

Mattar-Paneer-Masala

Step 5) Once the gravy starts to thicken add the green peas (Fresh or frozen both works fine).Then add the paneer (I have used homemade paneer).Gently mix the paneer with the gravy and again cover and cook for 3-4 minutes on a medium heat.

Matar-paneer-curryAdding-Paneer

Step 6) Once the gravy is ready garnish it with some chopped coriander leaves and turn off the heat.You can also add a tbsp of cream on the top to get a creamy texture but since we have already added cashews the gravy looks just fine for me so I have not added any cream. Serve hot with your favorite main dishes.

Matart-paneer-GravyEasy-Matar-Paneer-Recipe


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About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).

1 comments :

  1. HI STEFFI I MADE THIS MATAR PANEER RECIPE AND IT TURNED VERY DELICIOUS ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY LOVED IT. YOUR METHODS AND INSTRUCTION EASY TO FOLLOW THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR RECIPES. LOOKING FORWARD TO TRYING MORE RECIPES.

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