Matar Paneer

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: about 30 minutes
  • Serves: 6
  • Freezing: excellent

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Re-create the taste of those wildly popular dhaabas with this dish. Serve it up with hot butter naan and feel like you’re in one!

  • Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) Crisco® Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) ginger garlic paste
  • ¾ cup (175 mL) fresh onion paste
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) turmeric
  • 1½ tbsp (22 mL) coriander powder
  • 1½ tsp (7 mL) garam masala
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cayenne pepper
  • 1½ cups (375 mL) tomatoes, peeled, pureed
  • 2½ cups (625 mL) frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1 cup (250 mL) water
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) heavy cream
  • 8 oz (225 grams) paneer, cubed, pan fried till golden
  • Method:

  • Heat oil in a thick bottom, large pan over medium high heat. Add ginger garlic paste. Cook for 30-40 seconds. Add onion paste. Cook on medium heat for 8-10 minutes until it begins to brown and turns into a loose paste.
  • Add turmeric, coriander, garam masala and cayenne pepper. Stir. Add tomatoes. Cook on medium high heat for 8-10 minutes until it forms a loose paste with no extra liquid.
  • Add peas. Mix well. Cover and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Add water. Stir. Continue cooking for 3-5 minutes. Add heavy cream and paneer. Stir well. Cook uncovered for 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn off heat. Serve hot with naan, lachcha paratha, poori or rice.
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