Vegetarian Indian Mattar Paneer, a type of curd cheese, is a vegetarian north Indian dish consisting of peas and paneer in a tomato based sauce, spiced with garam masala. It is often served with rice and an Indian type of bread.
This Vegetarian Indian Mattar Paneer recipe serves 3 people
250g paneer, cubed.
1 tsp jeera seeds.
1 green chili, finely sliced.
½ tsp turmeric powder.
1 tbsp. tomato paste.
1½ cups frozen peas.
Pinch of sugar.
½ cup water.
How to prepare your Vegetarian Indian Mattar Paneer:
Heat some oil in a pan and gently fry the paneer until lightly golden brown.
Remove from the pan and drain on a paper towel.
Heat some oil in a pot and add the Jeera seeds, curry leaves and cook until they start to lightly brown.
Add the chili, tomato paste and all the spices, stir to combine.
Add the water and stir.
Allow the mixture to come to the boil.
Add the peas and mix.
Cook till the peas are soft, couple of minutes.
Add the paneer cubes and toss allowing the paneer to heat through, before removing from the heat.
Prepared, tried and tested Bobby Swanson
Yes, true to form, we do have more Paneer dishes