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How to Make Aloo Matar Paneer?

Updated on July 21, 2018
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Paneer dishes are quite popular among the vegetarians. Aloo matar paneer is a common dish which is cooked at home in which potatoes, green peas and cottage cheese is cooked in a gravy of onions and tomatoes. This dish is a delicious mix of flavours, tastes and textures in each bite. This is a main course dish and can be served with any Indian bread like parantha, roti, poori, phulka or even naan and tandoori roti.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • Potatoes washed and peeled 2 medium
  • Green peas shelled 1 cup
  • Paneer (or cottage cheese) 100 grams
  • Onions 2-3 medium
  • Ginger 1 piece
  • Garlic 6-8 cloves
  • Cooking Oil 2-3 tablespoons
  • Cumin seeds (jeera) 2 teaspoons
  • Salt according to taste
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoons
  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Fresh tomato puree 3/4 cup
  • Roasted peanuts paste 2 tablespoons
  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

Method

  1. Grind garlic and ginger. Then make a separate paste of onions by grinding them in a grinder. Cut thin cubes of potatoes.
  2. Heat cooking oil in a nonstick pan or kadai. Add cumin seeds and sauté till they turn light brown.
  3. Add ginger-garlic paste to the pan and sauté till it is lightly brown. Then add onion paste to it and sauté while stirring frequently till it turns light brown.
  4. Add potato cubes, salt according to taste, turmeric powder and mix.
  5. Add ¼ cup of water to it and mix well. Cover the pan and cook till potatoes are almost done. Add coriander powder and red chilli powder and mix thoroughly.
  6. Cut paneer or cottage cheese into small cubes and keep it aside. (I like to pan sear it with a spray of oil, some like it raw.)
  7. Add green peas to the pan and mix. Cover and cook till all the vegetables are done.
  8. Add tomato puree to the pan and mix. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  9. Add peanut paste and stir well.
  10. Add paneer to it and mix. Sprinkle garam masala powder over the dish and serve hot with roti.
Everest Kitchen King Masala Ideal for Vegetable & Paneer Dishes with Mild Curry (100 Gms)
Everest Kitchen King Masala Ideal for Vegetable & Paneer Dishes with Mild Curry (100 Gms)

I use Everest Kitchen King Masala to the gravy based dishes for added aroma, taste and flavour.

 
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 4
Calories 291
Calories from Fat144
% Daily Value *
Fat 16 g25%
Saturated fat 6 g30%
Carbohydrates 28 g9%
Sugar 9 g
Fiber 6 g24%
Protein 11 g22%
Cholesterol 24 mg8%
Sodium 11 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      3 weeks ago from India

      Thanks Manatita! Have been too busy at work. And all the free time is taken up by reading. The only writing that I have done in last few weeks is some book reviews on my blog.

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      manatita44 

      3 weeks ago from london

      I lived in Southall for about 6 years and have been vegetarian for 36.

      How are you? came to see if you were still writing. Much Love, Shaloo.

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 months ago from India

      @Manatita So you have tried Indian cuisine too?

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      manatita44 

      2 months ago from london

      One of my favourites,Shaloo. Looks better than anything that I have seen. Awesome!

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 months ago from India

      @Eric Sodium percentage is not high in the dish. I have made the correction (error on my part). Thanks for pointing!

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Wow what a healthy delicious looking food. Ideas on cutting back the sodium while maintaining the flavor?

      I think our cottage cheese is different than yours.

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 months ago from India

      @Mary It's quite easy to prepare. You can try it at home.

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 months ago from India

      @Bill I am sure your friends will like the dish!

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 months ago from India

      @Rajan Since I no longer eat onion-garlic, I often useasted peanut paste to thicken the gravy. Cashewnut paste is another option but it's quite rich in calories.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I will pass this along to my vegetarian friends. Thank you!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      2 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      The aloo matar paneer looks very inviting. I will try using the roasted peanut paste. I am sure it will add a contrasting flavor to the gravy. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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      Mary Norton 

      2 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      I like this dish very much. It is popular with our family when we go to an Indian restaurant. With your recipe, maybe we'll try cooking it at home.

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