Thursday, April 12, 2012

Matar Paneer with a twist

After going through quite a few recipes for matar paneer, I decided to try the one that I came across on youtube by Mr.Harpal Singh. Mainly, because of the way he presented this recipe but more importantly because of the interesting twist that he added in the end, which was to use the coriander paste instead of the normal coriander leaves.

Serves - 4
Spice level - 3/5

What you would need -

Onions - 1cup (finely chopped)
Tomatoes - 2cup (finely chopped)
Ginger - 1tsp(finely chopped)
Garlic - 1tsp(finely chopped)
Green peas - 1 cup
Paneer - 200gm cut into 1"
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Red chilli powder - 1tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
Coriander powder - 1tsp
Garam masala - 1tsp
Fresh cream - 1tbsp
Water - 2cups
Salt as taste
Oil - 2tbsp

For coriander paste
Coriander leaves - 1 cup
Lemon juice - 1tsp
Chop the coriander leaves, grind them along with the lemon juice and the coriander paste is ready 

Procedure -

Heat oil in a kadai. Add cumin seeds and when they start to change color, add onions. Fry the onions till they are nice brown in color.

Now, add finely chopped ginger and garlic and fry till their raw smell goes off. Now, add finely chopped tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes become soft and mushy.

Next, add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt, mix well and cook for few minutes. When the oil starts oozing out of the mixture, add 2 cups of water, mix and let the mixture boil.

Now, add green peas and paneer pieces. Add 2 tsp of the above mentioned coriander paste and fresh cream, mix well and let the mixture cook for 2 - 3 mins.

Finally sprinkle the garam masala powder, mix well and cook for a min or so.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rotis or rice.

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