10 May 2017

Aloo Matar Paneer

I normally make only matar paneer but one day I had some potatoes that I wanted to use up so added it to the curry and it ended up being very tasty! Since then I make this quite often since potatoes are one of the vegetables my kids enjoy eating.
This goes very well with roti or any rice variety.


Aloo Matar Paneer


ALOO MATAR PANEER
Preparation time 20 mins | Cooking time 20 mins | Serves 2-3

Ingredients
  • Paneer - 200 gms
  • Peas - 1 cup
  • Potatoes - 2
  • Onion - 1 large
  • Tomatoes - 2 large
  • Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • Green chillies - 2 or 3
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Kasturi methi - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - few chopped
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water - 1/2 cup
To Temper
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Cinnamon stick - 1
  • Cloves - 3
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Black stone flower - 1
Aloo Matar Paneer

Method
1. Blend the onion and tomato together and set aside. Chop all the vegetables.
2. In a pressure cooker/pan, heat the oil. Add the cinnamon, clove, bay leaf and black stone flower.

3. Add the onion tomato puree. Add some salt and green chillies and saute for 5 minutes until it's well cooked.
4. Add the ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell leaves.

5. Add all the masalas and  kasturi methi and mix well. Now add the peas, potatoes and paneer. Mix well with the masala.

6. Add the water and mix again. Close the cooker and pressure cook for 2 whistles.

7. Open the cooker and add the coriander leaves and mix well,


Aloo Matar Paneer

Notes
1. I use pressure cooker for my early morning cooker as it's easy and quick.
2. If using an open pan, add more water and cook until the veggies are cooked well.
3. Use a good quality paneer otherwise pressure cooking paneer can make it rubbery.
4. You can add 2 tbsp of cream to it at the end or even add some cashew paste to make the gravy rich.
5. My ginger garlic paste is green in color since I always make a batch of ginger+garlic+pudina. I use it for cooking non veg and north indian dishes. 


Until next time,
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1 comment:

  1. Who can ever say no this such a dish. Always a fav in my house, I'll replace paneer with tofu though. Just so perfect dish for our vegetarian meal.

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