Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
400 gms paneer
4 tbsp oil (Buy here)
200 gms green peas
1 tbsp ghee (Buy here)
2 onion
100 ml water
1/2 tsp kasuri methi
0.5 tsp fresh coriander leaves
1 tsp garam masala (Buy here)
1.5 tsp maggi masala
1.5 tsp coriander
2 tsp chilli
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1 tbsp salt (Buy here)
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 bay leaf
2 tomatoes
1 tsp poppy seeds
10 cashew nuts
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Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
For this recipe, we will need few cashew nuts. 10 cashew nuts will be enough
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
We will require 1 tsp of poppy seeds
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Add the cashew nuts and poppy seeds to a bowl. Add hot water to the mixture and keep it aside
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Roughly chop 1 onion and add it to a blender
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Blend the onions in the blender. We do not have to make a fine paste of the onion. It needs to coarse. If you dont want to blend the onion, you can finely chop it.
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Now, take 2 tomatoes, finely chop them and make a puree by adding them to a blender.
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Time to fry the cottage cheese. We will need about 400gms of cottage cheese for our Matar Paneer recipe. You can also use non fried paneer but using fried paneer will enhance the taste of the recipe
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Take 2-3 tbsp of oil in frying pan and keep the flame to medium.
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
After the oil becomes moderately hot, add the cottage cheese cubes to it and start frying the them.
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
We will fry the cottage cheese from all sides till they become light golden brown.
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
After the cubes have been cooked take them out in a bowl
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Add the cottage cheese cubes to cold water immediately. This will ensure that the cottage cheese cubes do not become hard
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Time to prepare the Matar Paneer gravy. Take 2 tbsp oil in a pan
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Add 1 tsp cumin seeds to it.
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Add 2 bay leaves to the mixture. Cook the mixture on medium flame till the cumin seeds become light golden brown.
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Add chopped green chillies to the mixture
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Now add the onions that we had blended earlier to the mixture.
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Cook the mixture for some time on medium flame
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Keep cooking the mixture till the onions become brown and the oil is separated
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
At this stage add the tomato puree to the mixture
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Mix everything together.
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Cover the mixture with a lid and cook for 10-12 minutes on medium flame
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Keep checking the mixture from time to time to make sure it does not burn.
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Till the time the mixture is getting cooked, we will prepare a paste of the cahews and poppy seeds that we had soaked in water earlier. You can use the same water that was used for soking the nuts. If you think the water is a little too much you can reduce the water as well
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Make a fine paste of the mixture.
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Now add some chopped cottage cheese the paste and blend it again. This cottage cheese is uncooked and not the one we had fried earlier.
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Again blend the mixture to make a fine paste.
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Our gravy is cooked
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Add 1 tbsp of ginger garlic paste the mixture
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Add salt the mixture.
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Add 1.5 tsp coriander power, 0.5 tsp turmeric powder, 1.5 tsp cumin powder. 2 tbsp of chilli powder, 1.5 kitchen king masala to mixture. If you want the dish to be less spicy, you can reduce the amount of red chilli powder or even add kashmiri red chilli powder for better color
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Mix everything together and cook till the mixture is well cooked and the oil separates. The mixture will be cooked well within 4-5 minutes
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Add 1 cup water to the mixture.
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Start cooking the mixture
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Add the cashew paste to the mixture.
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Mix everything together and cook the mixture for a few minutes
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Add 200gms green peas to the mixture and mix everything together
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Cover the mixture with a lid and cook it for 10-12 minutes
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
After 10-12 minutes, remove the lid from the mixture and add 1.5 cups of water to the mixture and cook for some more time if required
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Add the fried cottage cheese cubes to the mixture
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Add 1 tsp garam masala to the mixture and 1 tsp fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) to it.
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Mix everything together
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Cover the mixture with a lid one final time and cook for another 10-12 minutes
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Remove the lid after the dish has been cooked well
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Add chopped coriander leaves the mixture
Matar Paneer Recipe | Shahi Matar Paneer
Your Matar Paneer Recipe is ready. Enjoy!!!
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