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Shahi Matar Paneer Recipe

Shahi Matar Paneer is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Wednesday, 27 July, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Saute Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 3.5 based on 100 votes


  • 250 g - Cottage cheese
  • 1 cup - peas (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 - onion, medium
  • 1/2 cup - Tomato sauce
  • 1/2 inch - Ginger
  • 2-3 pods - Garlic
  • 2 tsp - Cream fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup - Curd
  • 1 tsp - chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp -garam masala
  • salt to taste.
  • 2-3 tsp - oil
  • How to Make Shahi Matar Paneer:

    1. You can either make cottage cheese at home by cuddling milk with white vinegar or get ready made cottage cheese.
    2. In a blender, make a fine paste of onions, ginger, garlic. Heat a wok and add oil to it.
    3. When the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
    4. Now add the above paste.
    5. And fry till golden brown and oil starts to leave the sides of wok.
    6. Add tomato paste and fry again till the oil leaves the sides of the wok.
    7. To this, add the chilli powder, coriander powder, haldi, garam masala and fry for about 2-3 minutes.
    8. Add curd and keep stirring continuously till it blends well.
    9. Don't leave stirring otherwise the curd will coagulate.
    10. Finally, add the cream and stir well.
    11. Add about 1 cup water, let it come to boil and add peas to it.
    12. Cover it and let it cook for about 10 minutes.
    13. Add the pre-cut paneer pieces and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
    14. Garnish with a little bit of cream and chopped cilantro.
    15. Serve hot with chapattis or pulao or puri.


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