Mattar paneer is a very popular north Indian dish consisting of paneer and peas in a slightly sweet and spicy sauce. It is similar to palak paneer (paneer with spinach). It is usually served with an Indian type of bread (naan, paratha, poori, or roti depending on region) and may be served with rice. It is usually served as North Indian (Punjab) food. The dish may be garnished with a splash of cream or coriander leaves and is usually vegetarian.. I have already posted Home made paneer recipe. It is very easy to make .Mattar paneer masala is probably the most popular curry found in all over India. First, the cottage cheese is prepared in the traditional method. The base is prepared with cumin seeds, garam masala, tomatoes puree and the green peas and paneer cheese cubes are added for stir frying on high heat.Or you can use direct paneer (without fried ). Some people also add deep fried aloo (potato) in to it. We can use ready made boiled green peas. But i love to eat Fresh green peas it has natural sweetness .but it is possible in winter only .
2 cup paneer cubes (cottagte cheese)
2 cup green peas
2 tbsp heavy cream or 1/2 cup full cream milk
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup tomatoes puree
3-4 chopped green chillies
2 whole red chilli
1 tsp ginger-garlic (adrak-lehsun)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds powder
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
chopped coriander (dhania) for garnishing
Add onions , ginger, garlic. whole red chilli, , green chilli , cumin seeds and blend it in mixer make paste .
Take a heated pan put the 1 tbsp oil ,now add 1 tsp cumin seedsWhen the seeds crackle add the onions paste and saute for 4-5 min. at low flame .
Now it has golden brown , Add the turmeric , garam masala , red chilli powder ,coriander powder salt . Mix it well and saute for 2 mins.
Now add the tomato puree.
Cook for 3-4 min. Oil and masala separates, that means it has cooked
Add peas and saute for a minute. Add kastoori methi,
Now add 1/2 cup full cream milk or 1 tbsp heavy cream If you don’t like creamy flavor don’t add it
Put 1 cup water, mix well and bring it to a boil.Cover and simmer for 5 minutes
Now add the paneer cubes(you can add fried paneer cubes also ) and simmer for 5 minutes on a slow flame. add some chopped coriander leaves.
Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.
Now Matar paneer is ready to eat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!