Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer

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The quintessential favorite paneer recipe, matar paneer can now be prepared with the authentic taste at home. The butter laden matar paneer recipe has paneer cubes cooked with shelled green peas in a thick onion tomato based spicy gravy.

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Matar Paneer recipe - How to make Matar Paneer

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3 cups paneer (cottagte cheese) cubes
400 gms green peas
2 onions , chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds
1 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
1 tsp chopped ginger (adrak)
ghee for deep frying and cooking
  1. Heat the ghee in a kadhai and deep fry the paneer till they turn golden brown and crisp from all the sides.
  2. Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a broad pan, add the onions and ginger and saute till they turn golden brown.
  4. Add the spices, salt and peas, mix well and cook, adding a little water, till the peas are tender and a little gravy remains.
  5. Add the fried paneer and boil for 5 minutes.
  6. Serve hot with chapatis.

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This recipe was contributed by Sheetalnm on 03 Oct 2011

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