how to make matar paneer recipe

Matar Paneer Recipe

This North Indian dish features peas and paneer in a spiced tomato-based sauce. Paneer is a soft cheese used in a multitude of Indian dishes, adding an appealing soft texture and a mild counterbalance to spiced curries and sauces. This matar paneer recipe will yield and smooth and creamy curry, enlivened with cinnamon, cloves, coriander, turmeric, and other spices. Warm and flavorful, this recipe is perfect for lazy days when you’re craving some comfort food.

Ingredients for North Indian Matar Paneer

  • 2-3 tomatoes
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 green chili pepper
  • 300 gr paneer
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 2 bay leaves
  • A stick of cinnamon
  • 2  cloves
  • 1 tbsp. Ground coriander
  • 0.5 tsp. Turmeric
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 300 gr peas
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water

How to Make Matar Paneer

  1. Blend the tomatoes, ginger, green chili pepper
  2. Cut the paneer into cubes about 1 inch and fry them in vegetable oil until golden brown. Leave to cool
  3. In a frying pan, warm the oil, add 1 tsp. seeds, then add bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves. Fry all this for about a minute.
  4. Then add the tomato puree, coriander, turmeric, paprika, red chilli powder and salt. Mix and reduce the fire to medium and let it cook 3-5 minutes.
  5. Add peas, paneer, water, sugar (if desired) and let it cook for 3-5 minutes.
  6. Add the cornstarch, mix, cook 2-3 minutes.


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