1/1 Photo of Mattar Paneer - Indian Peas with Paneer Cheese
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.
My Private Note
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- 2 cups paneer cheese, cubes
- 5 tablespoons vegetable oil or 5 tablespoons ghee
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1 cup diced tomato, with juice
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 1/2 cups frozen green peas, thawed
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1Heat 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.
- 2In 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.
- 3Add the coriander, cumin, salt, turmeric, and cayenne, and cook until the spices become fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
- 4Add the tomatoes and cook 2-3 minutes, stirring once or twice.
- 5Add the paneer, water, and peas and bring to a boil.
- 6Reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until the sauce is thick and smooth.
- 7Garnish with cilantro before serving.
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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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