Mattar Paneer - Indian Peas with Paneer Cheese

5
Servings
10m
Prep Time
30m
Cook Time
40m
Ready In

Recipe: #8721

March 22, 2013



"I always like this as a side dish, although it can be served as a vegetarian main dish. I generally like to make several types of things when I cook Indian and I usually will cook this or palak paneer along with the others."

Original recipe yields 5 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (324.6 g)
  • Calories 102.9
  • Total Fat - 1.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 0.1 mg
  • Sodium - 614.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 18.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.7 g
  • Sugars - 6.5 g
  • Protein - 4.8 g
  • Calcium - 50.7 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 28.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Heat 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil in a large skillet and saute the paneer in batches (add more oil if necessary), until lightly browned, and drain on paper toweling.

Step 2

In a large pan, heat the 3 tbsp oil or ghee and cook the onion, ginger and garlic until the onion is tender, about 3-5 minutes.

Step 3

Add the coriander, cumin, salt, turmeric, and cayenne, and cook until the spices become fragrant, 1-2 minutes.

Step 4

Add the tomatoes and cook 2-3 minutes, stirring once or twice.

Step 5

Add the paneer, water, and peas and bring to a boil.

Step 6

Reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until the sauce is thick and smooth.

Step 7

Garnish with cilantro before serving.

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.

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