Serves – 3; Prep Time – 15 mins; Cook Time – 23 mins
200 gms Paneer cubes
1 medium-size onion
2 garlic cloves
2 green chillies
½ cup tomato puree
1 tbsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp black pepper powder
1 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp garam masala
½ cup green peas (fresh/frozen)
2 tbsp curd or yogurt
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Coriander to garnish
Salt & water
Take a saucepan, put 2 tbsp of vegetable oil and allow it to heat up in medium-low flame.
Add 1 finely chopped onion, green chillies and garlic. Stir until colour changes and pour ½ cup of tomato puree.
Stir for 2-3 minutes, add little water and allow it to simmer for 5 minutes.
Add 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tbsp red chilli powder to the puree mix and stir. Simmer it for 5 minutes more in medium-low flame.
Now add 2 tbsp of curd or yoghurt with 1 tbsp black pepper powder. Mix it properly with the sauce. Add little water and allow it to simmer for 5 minutes in medium-low flame.
Add the paneer cubes with ½ cup of green peas and mix well with the sauce. Add 1 tbsp of garam masala with salt to taste, stir and add little water. Simmer for 5 minutes in medium-high flame to finish the dish.
Now serve your favourite Mattar Paneer with steamed rice or paratha of your choice.
Prithish Chakraborty is a self-taught chef. He posts daily recipes from his social media handle @recipesbyadad