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MATAR PANEER


Mattar paneer is a north Indian vegetarian  dish consisting of peas and  cheese in a tomatogravy, spiced with garam masala. It is often served with rice and an Indian type of bread.
 

Preparation time: 10 minutes 
Cooking time: 30 minutes 
Serves 4-6



INGREDIENTS:

 
1-2 green chilli
1 tsp of grated ginger 
1 tsp of red chilli powder 
2 tsp of coriander powder 
1/2 tsp of turmeric powder 
1tsp-cumin seed
1.5 cups of chopped, ripe tomatoes 
1/2 cup of cashew nuts, soaked in water for 30 mins 
1 heaping tsp of canned tomato paste 
3/4 cup of fresh or frozen shelled green peas 
1.5 cups of cubed paneer 
1 pinch of kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves) 
1 tsp of garam masala
1 tbsp of cream 

1/4 cup of chopped coriander leaves (cilantro), for garnish 
2 tbsp of oil 


 
METHOD

 
Heat oil in a pan ,put the cumin seed, hing and turmericpowder then add coriander powder.. sauté again for a minuits. add tometo, ginger paste ,green chilli paste and sauté for minuites. grind the soaked cashew nuts with some water. to a smooth paste. Fry sauté for 5 min. Saute the paneer cubes in some oil until all sides are light golden brown. Drain and set aside.addpeas and fried cheese in mixture .  Add about 1.5 cups water and bring to a boil. Let it simmer for 5-6 mins or until the peas is cooked. You can add more water if the gravy is too thick. Add the kasuri methi, cream, required amount of salt, and garam masala. Mix well.add cream for delicious taste Steaming hot Matar Paneer is ready! 
HAPPY COOKIN
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