Paneer Matar Masala

Paneer Matar Masala

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 30

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 2 tsp oil 2 tbsp oil

  • 1 onion chopped

  • 2 tomatoes chopped

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • 1 inch Ginger

  • 10 to 12 cashew nuts

  • 1/2 teaspoon jeera

  • 1 inch cinnamon

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric

  • 3/4 teaspoon coriander powder

  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 tbsp yoghurt/cream

  • 1/2 cup peas

  • 200g cubed fresh paneer

  • 1 tsp crushed kasuri methi

  • 1/2-1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 TSP salt

  • 1/4 tsp fennel powder (optional)

  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

Directions

  • 01

    In a pan, heat 2 tsp oil, saute onions, ginger and garlic until onions are translucent

  • 02

    Add tomatoes and cashews and saute until tomatoes are soft

  • 03

    Allow to cool completely and grind to smooth paste

  • 04

    Heat remaining oil in a pan, add bay leaf, cinnamon and splutter cumin seeds

  • 05

    Add red chilli powder and turmeric. Mix well

  • 06

    Add ground paste, spice powders , sugar and salt

  • 07

    Saute until oil starts leaving sides of the pan

  • 08

    Add water and bring to boil

  • 09

    Add peas and paneer, cook for 10 minutes

  • 10

    Add crushed kasuri methi and cream/curd. Mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with roti or naan

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