Saturday, October 20, 2012

Matar Paneer

There is one dish unanimously loved and relished by  almost all Indians. It enjoys its royal place in the menus of all the dhabas, restaurants, parties, weddings, and even in our day to day lives. Having many facets and recipes, it is loved in almost all its versions and is a delight and delicacy for vegetarians.

Well yes, I am talking about Matar paneer. Though people have elaborate recipes to make this dish into a delicacy, I have my own easy recipe that I can make considering my time and schedule and yet it comes out really well. 

So, here you go ..
 
Ingredients: 
(below mentioned quantity is enough to serve 3)

1 big Onion

3 tomatos
2 big green chillies
2 inch ginger 
8-10 cloves of garlic 
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder 2/3 tbspn
Coriander powder 4 tbspn
Garam masala 1/2 tbspn
Red chilli powder (to taste)
Chicken masala (optional) (1/2 tbspn)
Amchoor (1/3 tbspn)
Paneer (boiled)
Green peas
Oil
Cumin seeds 1 tbspn
1/2 inch cinnamon
1 black cardamom
1 small cardamom

Recipe:     
  • Grate or grind onion and tomatoes separately into thin paste and keep aside 
  •  Take peeled ginger and garlic along with green chillies and make them into a paste in mortar and pestle add 1-2 spoons of water and keep aside 
  • Heat the oil in the pressure cooker and add cumin seeds, cinnamon, black and green cardamoms    
  •  Add ginger garlic green chilly paste (with 2 tbspn water) to the cooker and let it cook for 2 mins 
  • Add onion paste and let it cook for 2 mins and then add tomato paste  
  • Mix salt, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, chicken powder, amchoor, turmeric powder in a bowl and add some water to it to make it into a paste and add this to the pressure cooker along with Matar and Paneer cubes, close the lid and let it cook on low flame
  • Give it 2 whistles (1 on low flame and other on high flame) and put the flame off
  • Your matar paneer ready ready to be served    
Hope you like it

Happy Eating :)  

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  3. Bad way to make such an elegant dish...
    Pressure cooker for paneer r u serious>
    This blog is bad!

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  4. Hi.... appreciate your feedback, however, would like to share that there are several ways to make different dishes. All the recipes and process are never same. Some dishes take time and some are made quickly yet taste good via pressure cooker. Choices are many and it is your choice what you want to follow.

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