Matar paneer step-by-step recipe with photos.
Matar paneer (also known as muttar paneer or mattar paneer) is a very famous Punjabi dish. I believe this is one of the most sought after Indian curry in Indian restaurants outside India. Cottage cheese (paneer) and green peas cooked in a rich creamy onion-tomato gravy. This dish tastes great both with jeera rice as well as roti/flatbread or naan. As this is a very popular dish, there are many different ways of making this. I have experimented with a lot of techniques and developed this recipe. We love this dish and hope you like my version of this delicious curry.
The two main components of this dish are paneer and green peas. Paneer is fresh cottage cheese which is made by curdling milk. You can use either make fresh paneer at home or use store-bought one.
This dish is a great source of proteins, vitamins, and calcium as well as the goodness of aromatic spices and herbs - perfect for a well-balanced vegetarian meal. For a vegan option, replace paneer with tofu, and replace butter/ghee with olive oil or any cooking oil of your choice.
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Matar paneer step-by-step recipe with photos
1. Saute onion, ginger, garlic until golden brown
2. Add ground spice mix in the kadhai and cook
3. Cook until done and oil separates
4. Add peas and cook
5. Add paneer and simmer
6. Add garam masala, kasuri methi and mix well
Rich, creamy matar paneer