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    Mattar Paneer - Indian Peas with Paneer Cheese

    Mattar Paneer - Indian Peas with Paneer Cheese. Photo by Sue Lau

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    Sue Lau's Note:

    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.

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    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 3
      Add the coriander, cumin, salt, turmeric, and cayenne, and cook until the spices become fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add the tomatoes and cook 2-3 minutes, stirring once or twice.
    5. 5
      Add the paneer, water, and peas and bring to a boil.
    6. 6
      Reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until the sauce is thick and smooth.
    7. 7
      Garnish with cilantro before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 04, 2013


      This is delicious! I was a little worried at first because I thought it tasted rather bland, but I had made it in advance and when I heated it up for dinner the flavors were perfect!!

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    • on November 26, 2012


      Easy and delicious%u2014my favorite combination! I love the mix of flavors from the spices, onion, garlic and ginger! Didn't change a thing and I thought it was perfect as is and bursting with flavor. All four of my kids, age 13 to 6 liked it as much as I did. We served it as a main dish with some cooked chickpeas thrown in with the peas and brown rice on the side.

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    • on July 05, 2010


      Great recipe! Made as written, except for cutting back on the red pepper (personal taste). I used a bought paneer from the Indian grocery. Will definitely make again- thanks Sue!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mattar Paneer - Indian Peas with Paneer Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (160 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 262.5
    Calories from Fat 161
    Total Fat 17.8 g
    Saturated Fat 2.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 697.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 21.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.3 g
    Sugars 8.0 g
    Protein 6.5 g

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    paneer cheese

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