Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Matar Paneer (Cottage Cheese and Peas)

MATAR PANEER / Cottage Cheese and Peas

Ingredients :-

Paneer (cottage cheese) - 500 g (firm)

Peas - a handful

Onion - 1 (large, chopped)

Tomato - 1 (medium, chopped)

Garam masala (all spice) - 1/4 tsp

Turmeric (haldi) - 1/4 tsp

Kashmiri Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

Coriander (dhania) powder - 1/2 tsp

Ginger - garlic paste - 1 tsp

Salt - to taste

Cooking oil

Method :-

1) Chop the paneer block into small bite size pieces. Pour some cooking oil in a wok/non-stick pan and fry paneer pieces till golden brown. Take out and strain the oil on a kitchen napkin.

2) Toss in the chopped onion and fry well. When the onion turns slightly brown, add the ginger-garlic paste and fry well.

3) Add chopped tomato and keep frying till it melts and softens. Then, add the spices (masalas) , and keep frying till the oil separates from the masalas. Add salt to taste.

4) Now add the peas and let it cook.

5) When done, add the paneer and let it all mix.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with hot parathas.

1 comment:

Chitra said...

have bookmarked this recipe..i was searching this..thanks for sharing:)