Peppery Matar Paneer

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 1 lb-paneer
  • 1 inch piece-ginger
  • 6 -garlic pods
  • 2 - onions -(medium) or 400 g (diced)
  • 1 tsp-turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp-red chilli powder
  • 1.5 tbsp-coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp-cumin powder
  • 2- tomatoes - (large, chopped)
  • 2.75 cups-water or whey
  • 5 cups- green peas (canned or frozen)
  • 1/2 tsp-garam masala powder
  • 1/2 cup-vegetable oil
  • cilantro for garnishing
  • salt

How to Make Peppery Matar Paneer

  • Grind ginger and garlic into a paste or crush them in a mortar and pestle.
  • Place pressure cooker on high heat and heat the oil. When the oil is hot, add onions and fry till golden brown.
  • Add prepared ginger and garlic and stir for a few seconds.
  • Add turmeric, chilli, coriander, cumin powders, salt, tomatoes and 1/4 cup water or whey.
  • Stir occasionally and cook till tomatoes are pulpy and oil separates, for about 5 minutes.
  • Add peas and saute for about 2 minutes and add the remaining water or whey.
  • Close cooker and bring to full pressure on high heat, then reduce heat and cook for another min.
  • Remove cooker from heat and release pressure.
  • Open cooker and place it on medium heat and add paneer.
  • Simmer for about 5 minutes and stir in garam masala powder.
  • Serve hot garnished with cilantro.