How to Make Matar Paneer Masala

How to Make Matar Paneer Masala – The good blend of peas and paneer makes the most well known paneer recipe of North India that is Matar Paneer Masala. The scrumptious curry can be served at dinner parties apart from an ordinary lunch feast. Matar Paneer Masala can run well with Parathas, Naan or even rice. You can also choose either plain or fried paneer as you like it. And to make this tasty menu of Matar Paneer Masala richer and smoother you can add a few cashews and cream.

How to Make Matar Paneer Masala

Recipe Servings: 2
Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 45 Minutes
Total Cooking Time: 1 Hour
Level: Simple

Ingredients on How to Make Matar Paneer Masala:

To Boling Peas:

  • 2 Cups of Water
  • 1 Cup Peas
  • For Boiling Onions:
  • 2 Cups of Water
  • 2 Nos Onions
  • To Frying Paneer Cubes:
  • 2 Cups of Oil
  • 12 – 13 Paneer Cubes

For Gravy:

  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Nos Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Green Chilli , chopped
  • 1/2 Cup of Tomato , pureed
  • 1/2 Cup of Tomato , pureed
  • 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste.
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Leaves
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala

Stepwise Instructions on How to Make Matar Paneer Masala

To Boiling Peas:

1.In a bowl of boiling water and add peas to soften them.

How to Make Matar Paneer Masala

 

2. Make sure the peas swell up after boiling. Check whether they are boiled and switch off the flame.

How to Make Matar Paneer Masala

To Boiling Onions:

1. At first, chopped Onions in long shapes for easy grinding and then boil them.

How to Make Matar Paneer Masala

2. Then boil until onions become white and puff up a little.

How to Make Matar Paneer Masala

3. After that switch of the flame, let them cool for some time and grind them to a fine paste.

For Frying Paneer Cubes:

1. Heat oil in pan and fry the paneer cubes until golden. Then fry them on high fire but watch out not to let them get burned.

How to Make Matar Paneer Masala

Gravy Preparation:

1. Firstly, heat a tablespoon of oil in a heavy bottomed pan, then add cumin seeds and bay leaves.

How to Make Matar Paneer Masala

2. Wait until it crackles then add ginger garlic paste and onion paste. Mix well and saute for a while.

How to Make Matar Paneer Masala

3.Then add salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder. After that put the chopped green chilli and blend them thoroughly.

How to Make Matar Paneer Masala

4. Then cook until the aroma of the spices released and oil separated from the spices
5. Now add the tomato puree and cook on medium flame until the ingredients mix thoroughly.

How to Make Matar Paneer Masala

6. Now you can add coriander leaves and mix them again.

How to Make Matar Paneer Masala

7. Then pour water and garam masala. And stir them until the water evaporates.

How to Make Matar Paneer Masala

8. Add peas and fried paneer to it. Stir it lightly and coat them well with the gravy.

How to Make Matar Paneer Masala

9. Then cook them thoroughly, place it in a serving bowl and finally garnish it with fresh coriander. Serve it hot.

How to Make Matar Paneer Masala

Notes

  • Use medium to hard paneer cubes for making Matar Paneer Masala or else the panner cubes may not get solved.
  • You may use fresh or frozen green peas, before cooking boil them first
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