Sep 25, 2008

Mattar-Paneer Masala

This is something I tried to make after looking at the recipe from They some lots of wonderful simple recipes and videos. Since this is the first time I am trying, I only made smaller quantity. Also I made few modifications. Here is the recipe.

  1. Paneer - 15 pieces (cut into small cubes)
  2. Peas - 1 small cup ( I used frozen peas)
  3. Onion -1
  4. Tomato - 3/4 ( I used 4 cherry tomatoes)
  5. Green chillies - 2 (acc to taste)
  6. Red chillies powder - 3/4 tsp
  7. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Garlic - a small pieces
  10. Ginger - a small piece
  11. Oil - 3 tsp
First pre heat a pan with a tsp of oil and fry the paneer cubes to golden brown. Keep it aside and let it cool. After few minutes soak the cold paneer pieces in room temperature water. Microwave peas to 3 mts (adjust the time accordingly) and keep it aside. In the same pan, add chopped onion, tomato, garlic, green chillies and ginger and saute till it becomes golden brown. Let it cool and grind it into a fine paste. Now heat the remaining oil, add the grounded paste, add water to adjust the consistency, add turmeric powder, red chillies powder and salt and let it boil for 2 mts. Now add the cooked peas to it and cook it for another 3 mts. Now fully drain the paneer pieces and add it to the boiling ingredients. Let everything cook for another 3 mts. Garnish it with coriander leaves. Serve it hot with chapathis.
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