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The Yummy Story of Matar Paneer Curry: Easy Steps for a Tasty Meal

Get ready to dive into the world of matar paneer. It’s like a mini adventure in your kitchen, and the reward is a plate full of deliciousness. So, gather your ingredients, put on your cooking hat, and enjoy making and eating this awesome Indian dish!!

Matar Paneer Curry

Recipe by PritamCourse: Curries, Vegetarian Curries
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Ingredients

  • 250 grams paneer, cut into cubes

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 2-3 cloves

  • 2-3 dried red chilies

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1 cup frozen peas

Directions

  • Get Ready:
    Ensure that your paneer cubes have been drained of any water initially. Simply pat them using a paper towel. 
    Easy, right?¬†Now, you’re ready to start.
  • Spice Things Up:
    Use hot oil in large frying pan on medium heat. Throw in cumin, cinnamon, cloves, and dry red chili. Yum, let them sizzle a bit!
  • Aromatic Mix:
    Add chopped onions.¬†Cook until they’re see-through.¬†Then, add tomatoes.¬†Soften and juice-them up.
  • Magic Spices:
    Time for the fun part! 
    Mix ginger powder, turmeric, red chili powder, coriander powder, and garam masala. Combine, stir well, and leave to boil for about one minute. 
    Smells amazing, right?
  • Saucy Goodness:
    Add approximately that amount of water. Leave it to simmer for about five minutes and then let it get somewhat thick. This is the nice paneer sauce.
  • Peas Please:
    Toss in the frozen peas. Cook them on medium heat for approximately 2 minutes, until they become just tender enough and are colorful.
  • Paneer Time:
    Add some paneer cubes and mix them gently. Treat them gently; don’t crack them. Soaked in more flavor, cook for a few more minutes.
  • Fenugreek Touch:
    Add the crushed kasoori methi and sprinkle on top. Stir lightly ensuring that they all have a taste of it.
  • Seasoning:
    Last touch ‚Äď add some salt.¬†Just enough for it to be tasty.
  • Fresh Finish:
    Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves on top. It adds a fresh kick.

Handy Tips:

  • If you want an extra tasty twist, use homemade paneer. It’s easy to make and super yummy.
  • Not a fan of too much spice? Adjust the red chili powder to your liking. It’s your dish, make it the way you love.
  • Like a smoother sauce? Blend the tomato-onion mix before adding it to the pan. It makes it – creamy and delicious.
  • Matar paneer goes great with naan, roti, or rice. Take your pick!
  • Want a fancy touch? Add a spoonful of cream on top before serving. It makes it rich and tasty.

SO!! Have you tried making this dish? What did you think? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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