Cheese & Peas, Please (Paneer, Panir)

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Sandi From CA

Yet another Indian restaurant staple, this recipe of sweet green peas combined with protein-rich paneer is a substantially satiating side dish. Paneer is an Indian cheese that you can make yourself at home. I use Homemade Paneer (Panir - Indian Cheese). Recipe courtesy Betty Crocker's Indian Home Cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cumin seeds; sizzle 15-30 seconds.
  2. Add onion and ginger; stir-fry 1-2 minutes or until onion is golden brown.
  3. Stir in tomato and cilantro. Cook 1-2 minutes or until tomato is softened.
  4. Stir in salt, ground red pepper and garam masala. Cook 1 minute.
  5. Stir in frozen peas, paneer and water. Heat to boiling; reduce heat.
  6. Cover and simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until peas are tender and sauce thickens slightly.

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