Mattar Paneer

When you feel like making Punjabi cuisine and craving something creamy, then why not make Mattar Paneer.

Mattar paneer is a creamy north Indian dish that is made with peas, cheese, tomatoes, and spices. This easy recipe is quick to make, especially when you are tired after a long day at work. I enjoy this dish with mango pickle and parathas!

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Mattar Paneer

Ingredients

  • 3/4 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green chilli, split
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbs ghee
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp coriander/cumin mix
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 200 g paneer, cubed
  • 7-8 cashews
  • 2 tbs milk
  • 2-3 tbs cream
  • 2 tsp fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • salt to taste

Method

  1. Grind cashew and milk into a paste, and set aside
  2. In a wide pan heat ghee and sizzle cumin seeds until fragrant
  3. Add onion, garlic, ginger, green chilli mix well, and saute until onions are soft
  4. Add tomatoes and lightly mash until the tomatoes are mushy
  5. After tomatoes are mushy add green peas; mix well
  6. Add spices: turmeric, chili powder, coriander/cumin; mix well and cook for 5 minutes
  7. Add cubed paneer and cook for another 5 minutes
  8. Add cashew paste, cream, and kasuri methi; mix well
  9. Season with salt and garnish with cilantro
  10. Enjoy with paratha, roti, or rice!

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