matar paneer recipe– fresh green peas simmer in rich creamy paneer gravy,is one of the popular paneer recipes in India.In this post you will learn how to make restaurant style matar paneer recipe at home?Note:if you are in a hurry,feel free to click on the following links to check your desired topic.If you’d like to see our in-depth step by step recipe preparation keep reading!
Though,this recipe of mutter paneer is very simple and easy yet it’s very tasty and delicious can easily be prepared at home.
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Don’t have fresh green peas?
You can make matar paneer with frozen green peas or green matar just boil the green matar before use it.
What to serve with matar paneer?
matar paneer goes well with indian roti, paratha,naan or any type of flavored rice including jeera rice,fried rice as well as plain rice.
Note:at the end of this detail step by step matar paneer preparation,i put all the matar paneer ingredients list including quick
overview of steps in recipe card.
matar paneer recipe step by step with photo?
Here,the whole preparation process of matar paneer recipes into three simple categories,
first one is frying paneer cube or indian cottage cheese,
second one making tomato-onion paste,
the last one is making matar paneer gravy.
so,lets make it now.
1.For frying fresh paneer cube heat 2 tbsp butter in a pan and melt the butter in medium to low flame.
Note: don’t make the flame high,it will burn your butter which tastes bitter.
2.Now, add 200 gm fresh paneer cube in this pan,fry them medium to low flame.
3.Flip them after 1 to 2 min then cook the both side until it becomes slightly golden brown.
Note: fry the paneer cube only 3 to 4 min in medium to low flame,don’t over fry them,
if you do your paneer becomes hard and chewy.
4.Then,take out the fried paneer cube from the pan and place in the kitchen tissue to drain off the excess oil from the paneer.
Making Onion-Tomato Paste
1.For preparing smooth paste of matar paneer gravy add 3 tbsp oil in the same pan and spread them thoroughly.
2.Now,add 2 medium size chopped onions and saute 3 to 4 min in medium flame until it becomes slightly golden brown.
3.Next,add 3 medium size finely chopped deseeded tomatoes,1/6 tsp turmeric powder,salt to taste,mix them well and cook them in medium to low flame upto 3 to 4 min.
Note: If you want to use cashew nut in your matar paneer recipe,before using it soak them in hot water upto 20 to 30 min then add in pan and mix everything well.
4.Now,cool this mixture and put into blender.
5.Make a smooth tomato onion paste for mutter paneer gravy.
Making Matar Paneer Gravy
1.Now,for preparing spicy gravy for mutter paneer,heat 3 tbsp oil in that same pan and spread the oil.
2.Then,add some whole spices including 1 small bay leaf or tej patta,4 to 5 green cardamom,1 inch cinnamon and saute them in medium flame upto 45 sec to 1 min.
3.Next,add the tomato-onion puree,in this pan and saute in medium flame upto 2 to 3 min.
4.Then ,add some spice powder including 1 tsp red chili powder,½ tsp garam masala powder,1 tsp coriander powder and mix them well for another 1 min in medium to low flame .
5.After that,add ½ -1 cup (adjust as per your requirement )fresh or frozen green peas or green matar (boiled previously) and mix them in matar paneer masala.
6.Now,add 1 ½ to 2 cup water in this pan adjust as per your gravy requirement.
7.Then,cover the pan and simmer for another 12-15 min for soft matar paneer gravy.
Note: If you want to use pressure cooker then pour the mixture in it and cook for 2 to 3 whistle until mutter peas are cooked.
8.When matar is completely cooked,add fried paneer cube in this matar gravy and gently mix them for another 2-3 min in low flame.
9.If you want restaurant style matar paneer ,you can add 3 tbsp heavy cream in your matar paneer and mix them well.
10.Finally,for garnishing matar paneer you can sprinkle some kasuri methi,chopped coriander leaves or spring onions.
11.Finally we made simple,tasty and delicious matar paneer recipe.now serves hot with Indian roti,naan,paratha.
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Matar Paneer Recipe Card
Here is the quick overview of all the matar paneer ingredients including quick step by step preparation of matar paneer shown in recipe card.
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