NMOT: Nam Mane Oota Tindi

Matar Paneer | Green Peas Cottage Cheese Curry

This is classic north Indian Punjabi dish. It’s a combination of paneer and green peas in a mild spicy onion tomato curry.

Matar Paneer
For Masala paste
For Masala paste
  1. Grind all ingredients listed under “Masala paste” to smooth paste. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in kadai, add jeera/cumin, let it splutter.
  3. Then add ground masala paste & sauté for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Add all spice powder (Turmeric, Red chilli & Garam masala) & sauté till onion tomato & spice mixture start releasing oil.
  5. Add fresh green peas, water & salt to kadai. Cook for another 10 minutes or until peas are completely cooked.
  6. If the curry appears thin, then simmer till it reaches to desired consistency. If it appears thick, then add some water & simmer.
  7. Once it reaches to desired consistency add cream & paneer cubes, cook for 2 minutes. You can add ½ tsp sugar to curry to give slight sweet taste.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves & serve hot.

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