Matar Paneer

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• 200 gms Paneer
• 1 cup cooked Green Peas
• 1 Onion
• 1 Tomato
• 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
• 1 tbsp Poppy Seeds
• 1 tsp Roasted cumin powder
• 1/4 tsp Black Pepper Powder
• 1 tsp Ginger-garlic Paste
• 1 Green Chilli
• 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
• 2 Bay Leaves
• 3-4 Cloves
• 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
• 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
• Vegetable oil
• Salt to taste
• Green Coriander Leaves (chopped)

How to make Matar Paneer:

• Heat vegetable oil in a pan.
• Cut the cheese into small sized cubes.
• Fry them on medium flame until they turn light brown. Occasionally turn the cubes while frying. Take them out.
• Chop the tomato, onions, and green chilli.
• Make a paste by grinding it in a grinder.
• Now fry this paste for 8-10 minutes. Add ginger-garlic paste and mix well.
• Heat rest of the oil and fry bay leaves along with cloves for about 30 secs.
• Add the prepared paste and fry on a medium flame until it turns golden brown.
• Add poppy seeds, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala, black pepper powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix them well.
• Now add green peas and fry for about 2 to 3 minutes.
• Add sufficient water to make thick gravy. Heat the gravy till it boils.
• Add paneer cubes. Stir the mixture properly and cook on a medium heat for about 5 minutes.
• Garnish the dish with chopped coriander leaves.
• Matar Paneer is ready to serve.


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