matar paneer without onion and garlic

Matar Paneer without Onion and Garlic | Matar Paneer Recipe

Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer without Onion and Garlic – Fried paneer cubes cooked in scrumptious, spicy and rich tomato-based gravy, which has been flavored with fenugreek leaves and spices with the basic Indian spices is matar paneer without onion and garlic. The best part about this matar paneer recipe is that it is very easy and quick to make, especially if you have some tomato puree in your fridge. Otherwise too it is a simple recipe. It is a comparatively spicy preparation. However you can control the heat of the dish by reducing the spices mentioned. It can be served with rice, poori, and paratha or even with simple chapatis.

Ingredients for Matar Paneer Recipe

Paneer: You can use homemade or fresh store-bought paneer. Just make sure that if should be firm as paneer has to be cut into cubes and deep-fried for the recipe. It is important that the paneer used is not CRUMBLY.

Peas: Fresh peas are definitely better for any recipe using recipe calling for peas. However, you can make this recipe using frozen peas too. I have prepared it with the frozen peas.

Tomato: I always have my tomatoes in the form of puree. It makes my gravies very luscious and reduces the cooking time. However, if you do not have tomato puree, you can just puree the tomatoes in a mixer and use it.

Spices: Red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt along with dried fenugreek leaves have been used to spice up matar paneer.

Malai: The cream that is formed on milk is extracted and used for this Matar Paneer recipe. However, you can also use heavy cream instead of malai.

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How to serve Matar Paneer?

Serve it with hot and crispy poori and boondi raita for a weekend dinner.

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Matar Paneer Recipe

1.This recipe serves 3-4 persons.

matar paneer without onion and garlic

2.If using frozen peas, heat enough water and little salt and 1 tsp sugar.

matar paneer without onion and garlic

3.Add ¾ cup of frozen peas into it. Boil for 2-3 minutes. Strain the boiled peas. Keep aside.

matar paneer without onion and garlic

4.Heat enough oil in a deep pan. Add the paneer cubes.

matar paneer without onion and garlic

5.Fry till the paneer is golden brown. Keep aside for now.

matar paneer without onion and garlic

6.In a pan heat 2 tbsp of oil. Add in 1 tbsp coriander powder, 2 tsp red chili powder, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, and 2 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi).

matar paneer without onion and garlic

7.Cook for a minute.

matar paneer without onion and garlic

8.Add in puree of 3 tomatoes.

matar paneer without onion and garlic

9.Cover and cook till the oil oozes.

matar paneer without onion and garlic

10.Next add ¼ cup of malai.

matar paneer without onion and garlic

11.Cook till the fat oozes.

matar paneer without onion and garlic

12.Add in salt to taste.

matar paneer without onion and garlic

13.Add in one to one and a half cups of water.

matar paneer without onion and garlic

14.Once it simmers, add the fried paneer cubes.

matar paneer without onion and garlic

15.Let it simmer for 5-7 minutes.

matar paneer without onion and garlic

16.Finally add in the boiled peas and simmer for 2 minutes.

matar paneer without onion and garlic

17.Serve hot. Bon appetite!

matar paneer without onion and garlic

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