Punjab Style Matar Paneer

35-40 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 25-30 minutes | Servings: 2

Ingredients

For Fried Paneer

200 gm Paneer, cubes , पनीर

Oil for frying,  तेल तलने के लिए

Water , पानी

 

For Gravy

2 tbsp Ghee , घी

1 Bayleaf / तेजपत्ता  ( optional )

2-3 cloves and 1 cardamom (optional )

1 tsp Cumin seeds , जीरा

1 medium Onion, chopped , प्याज

1 fresh Green chilli, chopped , हरी मिर्च

2 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste , अदरक लहसुन का पेस्ट

½ tsp Turmeric powder , हल्दी पाउडर

11/2 tsp Degi red chilli powder , देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर

2 tsp Coriander powder , धनिया पाउडर

1½ cups fresh Tomato puree , ताज़े टमाटर की प्यूरी

Salt to taste , नमक स्वादानुसार

1 cup Green peas, (precooked if fresh not in season ) , हरे मटर

Fried Paneer , तला हुआ पनीर

 

For Garnish

Fresh Coriander leaves ,‌ ताजा धनिया पत्ता

 

Process

For Fried Paneer

  • Add cubes of paneer into the hot oil and fry them until golden brown.
  • Once golden brown, remove and put it in a bowl of water and let them cool down and keep aside for further use.

 

For Gravy

  • In a kadai heat ghee and add cloves, cumin seeds let them crackle then add onion and saute until translucent.
  • Now add green chilli, ginger-garlic paste, and saute for a minute.
  • Then add turmeric powder, degi red chilli powder, coriander powder and saute until the onions are properly cooked and spices are fragrant.
  • At this time add the fresh tomato puree, salt and saute until it’s cooked or the ghee starts coming from sides.
  • Then add the green peas, fried paneer without water and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Now add some water and boil it for 5-6 minutes until a semi thick gravy.
  • Switch off the flames and serve hot in a serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.
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