Nov 26, 2013

Matar Paneer ~ Pure Veg Version (no onion no garlic)

Matar paneer is a north indian dish consisting of paneer and peas prepared a tomato based gravy. It is usually served with any type of indian bread and may be served with rice. Adding melon seeds paste to this curry provids mild creamy taste. This also provide good texture without having to add heavy cream or even the cashew paste. You need to prepare special garam masala which added an amazing flavor.

Ingredients :

Paneer - 100 gms (cut into cube)
Potato - 1, medium (cut into cube)
Frozen peas - 1 cup
Ginger paste - 1 tsp
Green chilli paste - 1/2 tsp
Yogurt - 1 tbsp
Tomato - 1, chopped
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Dry melon seeds powder - 2 tbsp
Bay leave - 1
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing

For garam masala ~

Black cardamom - 1, whole
Green cardamom - 4
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
White cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Cloves - 4
Mace - 1, whole
Nutmeg - 1/2 

Method :

For garam masala ~ Dry roast all the garam masala ingredients and then blend together. Store it in a container.

Heat oil in a pan, add paneer cube and little salt, fry till light brown color and soaked in hot water. Add chopped potato and fry till golden browm on medium heat.

Now add some more oil, add bay leave and cumin seeds, After few seconds add chopped tomato and cook for few minutes.

Make a mixture with all the spice powder except garam masala, ginger paste, green chilli paste with some water and then add them into the pan with some salt,sugar and yogurt. After 5 minutes add frozen peas, cook till the oil come out. 

Now add fried potato, fried paneer, mix well with the masala. Add little warm water and cover with lid. Cook till the gravy become thick and potato boiled properly.

Finally add melon seeds powder in the gravy and mix well.

Now remove the lid and add the garam masala powder and ghee. Mix it well.

Serve hot with Coriander paratha.

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