By eatrealfood on March 05, 2004
Photo by Chef #1802514709
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"This was one of the first dishes I cooked for my husband when I was newly married, and it's the recipe I get most requested to make. I have managed to make it less fattening so we can eat it more often by successfully substituting the cream with fatfree half&half or even fatfree yoghurt sometimes (of course it won't taste quite as good as it does with heavy cream). I always use my own homemade paneer in this, and I also roast and grind my own cumin and coriander to bring out the best flavors, but you don't have to do that."
Serving Size: 1 (127 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"This is an excellent recipe!!! I make this VEGAN!!! So delicious! I use Coconut oil in place of the ghee, extra firm tofu for the paneer, and a easy substitute for heavy cream is to use cashew cream: 1 part raw cashew pieces, 1 part water, soak cashews for an hour before, then blend on high until creamy. Add and use as you would cream. I also like a very savory version of this dish so I double the spices, and add a bit more salt than called for. Soooo good! Thanks for sharing, this is delightful!"
"This was really easy and very flavorful! We enjoyed this very much for dinner last night and I have saved it in my keeper file. Thanks!"
"Now, my favorite Indian recipe! I substituted tofu for the paneer and used the cashew cream option to make this dish vegan. It is perfectly spiced, for me, exactly as written."
"This was easy and delicious! Will definitely make this again and again."
"this is an excellent recipe. I have made a couple of changes to make it slightly more authentic (being Indian, I like a lot of strong flavours!). Using half the amount of paneer, I used a good heaped teaspoon of all the spices. I also added 3 tomatoes. Instead of adding water, I add a can of chopped tomatoes or even better, tomato passata. This is something my mum has taught me and it add's a lot of richness and flavour to the recipe. (I never add water to an indian recipe). And finally, going against a lot of the weight watchers, I add a good couple of dollops of extra thick double cream and stir this in at the end. Other than that, great tasting dish!"
"Tasty and Hubby approved!! I doubled the sauce ingredients, since we like it soupier... used canned tomatoes and pureed before adding peas and paneer. I agree flavor is good but light. Think next time will add twice the spices. But a keeper!! Just need to tweek for out palates."
"Very nice, I especially enjoyed the taste of the mustard and cumin seeds and the flavor of the coriander."
"Wonderful recipe. We both loved this one. I had made my own paneer (Recipe #207389) and made as written except only doing half a recipe. Served with Recipe #86753 and Recipe #270882."
"This recipe was delicious and easy to make! The only change I made was after the tomatoes were softened, I blended the mixture in a food processor to make a smoother gravy. Then I simply added the smooth mixture back to the pan and kept going with the recipe from where I left off. Thank you so much for this recipe! Really fantastic."
"Thank you ... Thank you and Thank you! One of the more delicious things I've ever made especially from an online recipe. I changed a few things. Pureed to the tomato and onion after I cooked it so it was more like a restaurant style mattar Paneer. I added even less cream 1/8 cup and it still tastes great."
"I tried this recipe over the weekend and have been eating leftovers for the last couple days. I keep wanting to like this curry, but I ultimately find the flavor a bit ho-hum. It smells very nice when cooking, but the actual taste of the dish is nothing special, and when I make curries, I really look for a feast of flavor. Maybe increasing the spices would help."
"Excellent recipe! Thanks a lot! I made good 'n' healthy matter paneer for the first time in my life!"
"This is fantastic! Just as good as any mattar paneer I've had in a restaurant. I ended up just adding sugar to taste until it cut the acidity of the tomatoes, and I pureed everything but the peas and paneer to give the sauce a smooth consistency. Did everything else as according to the recipe. Impressed my husband and MIL from Mumbai. Thanks for the recipe!"
"Really good recipe - I'm always looking for new ways to cook with paneer! Used 250 g of paneer cheese and doubled the dry spices, as I like very flavour-intensive dishes. ;-) Used about 1/2 ts of salt, which seemed about right. Served over basmati rice and thoroughly enjoyed my meal! Thank you very much for the recipe!"
"this was absolutely perfect. i even used whole milk and yogurt as i didn't have the cream, added a little flour to thicken, and it was amazing. i used fried paneer from the oriental mart. i will make this again and again. it was fairly easy to do, too. i made it with chicken tikka masala, brown jasmine rice, and frozen roti from the oriental mart too. I'll try to do all homemade next time, now that i know how easy this is!"
"Nice easy recipe, although very hands on. So a good one to do with other dishes that are just cooking away. I loved all the spices. Next time I'll try tofu instead of paneer - or I'll try making my own - I was disappointed with the store bought variety I had. I did think there was too much paneer to all the rest, next time I'll halve the amount (or double the rest!)"
"Very yummy. made my own paneer for the first time which is dead easy. used canned tomatoes and light cream."
"Wonderful! We subbed tofu for the panir. Will definitely make this again and again!"
"This was amazing!! We ate it with roti paratha and it was delicious...so filling! Thanks for sharing it!"