Matar Paneer

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 20 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients:

2-3 green cardamom pods / खड़ी इलायची

2-3 cloves / लौंग

1 tsp cumin seeds / ज़ीरा

1 cup full fat dahi /दही

½ tbsp coriander powder /धनिया पाउडर

¼ tsp turmeric powder /हल्दी पाउडर

1 tsp red chilli powder / लाल मिर्च पाउडर

1 cup tomato puree /  टोमेटो प्यूरी

8-10 cashews / काजू

1 tsp Salt / नमक

2 green chilies, slit / हरी मिर्च

1 cup matar / मटर

250gm Paneer / पनीर

1 tsp lemon juice / निम्बू का रस

Method:

  • Add green cardamom pods, cloves and cumin seeds in a deep-bottomed pan.
  • Dry roast till fragrant.
  • Add coriander powder, turmeric powder and red chilli powder to dahi and mix well.
  • Add in the dahi to the pan, cook on slow flame till it releases its oil.
  • Keep adding some water in between and keep stirring while cooking to avoid the masala and dahi from burning.
  • Add in the tomato puree, stir and mix well. Cook till the puree begins to separate from the edges.
  • Add in cashews in between when the tomatoes are half done and cook till the puree begins to dry up.
  • Add water and blend the gravy using a hand blender.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Add slit green chilli, add some water and bring the curry to a boil
  • Add in green peas and paneer, simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice and mix for a minute.
  • Serve hot as desired.
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