September 22, 2013

Mattar Paneer / Matar Paneer




             Mattar Paneer is a fabulous dish from North India deliciously served with Roti / Naan / Pulao. My good friend Manindhar is from Punjab and she is an amazing cook. I never had a chance to taste her food but heard from many of my other friends about her cooking. I was very keen on getting this recipe from her and when I ringed her up she was so happy to share this recipe. 




             She did tell me two different ways of preparing this. I have shared the simple and easy curry and for the creamier version, we got to add Milk/Malai(will try and post that recipe later). The combination of Paneer and Peas is amazing in this curry. Soft paneer bites play musical chair in our mouth along with peas...yumm.....wondering how to make this ? Recipe is just below:



Ingredients:
Paneer / Cottage Cheese - 150 grams(Cubed)
Green Peas - 1 cup (I used frozen)
Tomato - 3 no's
Oil - 2 tablespoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Coriander Powder - 1-1/2 teaspoons
Garam masala - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Water - 1/2 cup
Salt - as needed
Sugar - 1/4 teaspoon
Kasoori Methi - 1 generous pinch
Coriander leaves - 2 tablespoons (finely chopped)

To Grind:
Onion - 1 medium sized
Green Chilli - 3 no's (small)
Garlic - 5 pods (Small)
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece





Method:
  • Raw grind ingredients above "To grind" section together to fine paste. Raw puree the tomatoes in a blender without adding any water. Soak cubed paneer in warm water for 10 minutes.


  • In a pressure cooker heat oil, add cumin seeds(smell comes out). Add Onion paste(ground) with salt, saute until raw smell goes off. Add Tomato puree with Turmeric, Chilli, Coriander powders, saute until oil oozes out. 


  • Add green peas along with water, check for salt and pressure cook for 1 whistle. 


  • Add cubed paneer, Garam masala, Kasoori methi(crush them in your palm and add), Coriander leaves, stir well and cover cook for 10 minutes on medium flame. Serve hot with Roti/Rice.





60 comments:

  1. Flavors are perfect. Garnished kauri methi on gravy is increasing my appetite.

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  2. Luscious curry,love paneer in any form,looks yum

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  3. OMG, Love your wonderful mattar paneer masala...

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  4. ll try ths nw itself nd let u kno... thnx fr ths one.. my son luvs paneer
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  5. Absolutely delicious curry :)

    Shree
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  6. I love paneer dishes .. Will try your recipe this time when I make it..
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  7. does look really mouthwatering... i'm thinking of trying to make paneer ur way over the weekend and cook with it for my bro, who is a die-hard paneer fan... i'l let u know... :)

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    1. Thank you rafee...would love to hear after your try

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  8. Looks very creamy and delicious ! Nice shots !

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  9. I agree, I totally agree that its incredibly delicious. Perfectly made with paneer drenched in the gravy. The pictures are driving me crazy now.

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  10. Delicious and flavorful matar paneer.. One of my favorites.. :)

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  11. Delicious and lovely looking paneer preparation. Wonderful meal at any point of time.
    Deepa

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  12. Beautifully done, who can resist to this wonderful and delicious mattar paneer..

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  13. one of my fav in paneer dishes..love this too.so yummy...

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  14. Matter paneer looks so yummy yes it is always good to get the recipe from experts.:)
    Saw ur fb pics u look like a high school girl and not a papa's amma.:))

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    1. Thank you meena....aww high school girl - engannum enda hubby ketta he will kill me kidding...but i love that comment...thanks again

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  15. absolutely delicious mutter paneer :) looks so yummy and delicious ..tempting me to have with hot phulkas right now :)

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  16. Hello Divya,
    Your recipe looks fabulous. Thick gravy with paneer cubes topped with kasoori methi look very presentable. I loved your description, " Soft paneer bites play musical chair in our mouth along with peas.." Who would not be tempted to try it out?

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  17. one of my first try after i become a blogger!

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    1. oh wow...so this is a special recipe for you...thank you :)

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  18. wow....matar paneer looks fabulous :-)

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  19. Matar paneer looks delicious Love it my chapathi

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  20. so delicious n perfectly made recipe.. Apt for rotis.. :) Pass me the curry please!

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  21. delicious n fantastic explanation with neat pictorials, love it...

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  22. The curry looks so thick and creamy. Delicious :-)

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  23. Yummm... Looks delecious. I am sure the other version should taste even better, since it's topped with the North India special -- cream! Looking forward to that recipe as well. :)

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  24. one of my fav paneer recipe, looks so delicious and inviting...very nice recipe!

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