Matar Paneer Masala | Paneer Peas Masala
Mutter Paneer masala is a delicious North Indian curry. It is very popular and probably the most frequently ordered side dish in Indian restaurants. This dish is made of green peas and paneer, which are rich in protein, calcium, minerals and fibre. The paneer cubes are stir fried in butter and soaked in a rich tomato based gravy, and it is a favorite for all those who love paneer. It combines excellent with Chapatis, parathas, naan and jeera rice…!!! Happy to share this all time favorite Mutter Paneer Masala recipe with you..:)
Paneer - 250 g
Green peas / mutter - 1 cup
Tomato - 3
Onion - 2
Butter - 1 tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Cumin - ½ tsp
Cloves - 3 to 4
Cardamom - 1
Cinnamon - 1
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Turmeric pwd - ¼ tsp
Coriander pwd - 1 tbsp
Red chilly pwd - 2 tbsp
Curd / yoghurd - ½ cup
Garam masala pwd - ½ tbsp
Salt to taste
Fresh coriander leaves
1 of 4
Make a puree out of tomato in a blender.
Grind onions to fine paste and keep aside.
Heat a tbsp of butter in a frying pan.
Gently stir fry the paneer cubes to golden.
Remove and keep aside.
Add 2 tbsp of oil in the same pan and heat
Add cumin, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom.
Allow to crackle.
Now add onion paste and sauté well.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry for another 2 mins.
Add tomato puree and stir well in medium flame.
Now add turmeric pwd, coriander pwd, salt and red chilly pwd.
Allow to boil, by stirring continuously , till oil separates.
Now add green peas and mix.
Add little water and allow to cook covered.
Beat the curd to smooth texture and add to masala.
Add garam masala pwd and fried paneer cubes.
Reduce flame to simmer, and cook till the gravy thickens
Remove from heat.
Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
Serve hot with chapattis, parathas, naan and jeera rice.