Matar paneer is a vegetarian north Indian dish consisting of peas and Paneer in a tomato based sauce, spiced with garam masala. It is often served with rice and an Indian type of bread (naan, Paratha, poori, or roti depending on region). Various other ingredients are often added, such as Aloo, corn, yogurt or cream.
Every Wife stays in dilemma that what will I make in lunch or dinner, ??? Well, I am also one of them. The kitchen is not just cleaned from lunchtime, and we again start to think about that what's for dinner??? Lol ;) Me ans My mother used to keep on thinking on this topic since I started cooking ;) Sometimes I do call my mom and simply ask her that what are you making for lunch or dinner?? I will simply copy the menu and serve it here ;) Yeah, I did that for many times. And this same thing she do ;) Even me and My friend, We used to call everyday, Do chat on lots of topics, but on the end of the call....You can guess the sentence....Its Whats for dinner???? hahahahha...and we both starts laughing....She always suggest me Stuffed Onion Paratha, As she make it so so delicious. and I love that Paratha made by her. Sonia, If you are reading this, go and make that Paratha ready for me...anytime I could drop at your door ;) Hmm, But this time she suggested Matar Paneer and I was like...Ahhh that is something which I didn't enjoyed since long time. And I simply went to the kitche, started preparation of this delicious and tempting North Indian dish, and Dinner was super super awesome. BTW she is a Punjabi girl so she can only suggest some delicious curries like this ;) Thanks darling ;) So Moving back to the recipe, I found this recipe very quick, easy and liked by almost everyone. I normally dont make so much spicy food at home, as Noone can bear to have it including me. So tried to make little less spicy so that Prisha can also enjoy the taste of some scrumptious dish.
Served this Matar paneer dish with hot paratha, what else you want when the combination of hot paratha and Matar paneer is there. You are all set to enjoy your dinner. Well, Not only dinner, Ofcourse You can make it in lunch also. I am that kind of person who can make breakfast recipe in lunch too ;) hahahah...Anything for food :) Enjoy the recipe of this delicious Matar Paneer recipe and drop a comment below if you like it :)
1 Cup Green peas
200 gm Paneer cubes
2 Tbsp Oil/Butter
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 Tbsp Garam masala
1/2 tsp Dry fenugreek leaves, (Kasoori methi)
Salt to taste
2 Tbsp Cream (Low fat cream used)
1 Tbsp Fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
1/2 small Ginger, cut into inches
2 Garlic Clove
2 medium Dry whole red chilies
1/2 Cup Onions, chopped
1 Cup Red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 Cup Tomatoes, chopped
2 Tbsp Water (Add water as needed to blend)
1. Take a blender, add ginger, garlic cloves, dry whole red chilies, chopped onions, red bell pepper. Blend once for a few seconds.
2. Add the chopped tomatoes at the end and blend for about one churn. Set aside the prepared puree.
3. Heat a pan with about 2 to 3 tablespoons of oil. Add cumin seeds, turmeric powder, garam masala and the prepared puree. Simmer it for a few minutes.
4. Add a pinch of salt, stir well, and add dry fenugreek leaves (Kasoori methi) cover the pan and simmer it for about 2 minutes.
5. Add the green peas and Paneer cubes. Stir gently.
6. Add low fat cream, garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves before serving.
Serve with rice, Roti, naan or paratha.