Shahi Matar Paneer

Make Shahi Paneer in a simple way using ingredients that are not fancy but easily available in your kitchen to get a super delicious Paneer curry.

Ingredients:-

GRINDED MASALA

  • 2 tbsp Oil / Tel
  • 2 one inch Cinnamon sticks / Dalchini
  • 1 Black cardamom / Badi elachi
  • 3-4 Cloves / Loung
  • 1 tsp Cumin / Zeera
  • 2 medium Onions / Pyaz
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste / Adrakh or chopped 1 inch piece
  • 8-9 Garlic cloves / Lasan
  • 2-4 Green chilli / Hari mirch
  • 2 medium Tomato / Tamatar
  • 1 tsp Salt / Namak

OIL for frying

  • 499 gm Cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup Peas / Matar

FOR GRAVY

  • 1-2 tbsp Oil / Tel
  • 1-1/2 tsp Kashmiri red Chilli powder / Lal mirch
  • 2 Bayleaves / Tej patta
  • 1 tsp Turmeric / Haldi
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp roasted Zeera powder
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel seed powder / Saunf
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder / Dhaniya
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder / Dalchini
  • 1/2 tsp green Cardamom powder / Hari elachi
  • Salt to taste / Namak swad anusar
  • 1 tbsp Dry Fenugreek leaves / Kasoori methi
  • 2 tbsp Curd / Dahi

Method:-

  1. In hot Oil add Cinnamon,Black Cardamom pod,Cumin and Cloves.
  2. Let the Cumin crackle few seconds over low and then add roughly chopped Onion.
  3. Sauté Onion till translucent.Next add Ginger,Garlic,Chilli and Salt.
  4. Now keep on sauting till Onions turn golden.
  5. Add Tomatoes.Keep on cooking till Tomatoes get soft and dry,they will also turn darker.
  6. Put off stove and grind the made masala into a smooth paste.
  7. Fry Paneer pieces till golden and Matar for a minute.
  8. To make gravy In hot Oil keeping heat low quickly add all the listed spices and roast for a minute.
  9. Add the made paste and roast for another minute.
  10. Drop 4 cups of Water let it come to boil and then add fried Matar,Paneer and curd.Add Salt if required.
  11. Put of the lid and let it cook over low for 5 about minutes.
  12. Serve with Roti or Rice.

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