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Spicy Paneer and Green Peas Curry

Updated on December 2, 2015

Paneer and green peas curry

3 stars from 2 ratings of Paneer and green peas curry

Best combinations that go with Paneer and green peas curry

  1. It can be eaten with any kind of flavored rice like ghee rice or jeera rice.
  2. It also tastes good with plain white rice.
  3. It can also be eaten with chapathi, any kind of naan or roti.
  4. It can eaten with any kind of vegetable biryani or vegetable pulav as a side dish.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 4 people

Ingrediants

Ingredients

  • a handful fried onions
  • 30 cashew nuts
  • two and a half spoons poppy seeds
  • paneer

Instruction on how to make poppy seed cashew nut paste.

  1. Add 2 spoons of poppy seeds and around 30 cashew nuts into water. Boil them in one and a half cup of water for about 10 minutes until the cashew turns turn soft.
  2. Add a handful of fried onions and make a paste.

Step 1

Add poppy seeds and cashew nuts and boil them.
Add poppy seeds and cashew nuts and boil them.

Step 2

Poppy seed and cashew nut paste.
Poppy seed and cashew nut paste.

Ingrediants

Amount
Ingrediants
 
paneer
one spoon
cream cheese spread
one and a half spoon
ginger garlic paste
3
bay leaves
2
cinnamon stick
10
cloves
2 teaspoons
turmeric powder
one and a half spoon
red chili powder
one and a half spoon
coriander powder
half a spoon
cumin powder
one spoon
kasuri methi ( dry fenu greek leafs )
half a spoon
garam masala powder
2 tea spoons
cumin seeds
150 grams
green peas
half a spoon ( add more if necessary)
salt
three-fourth of a tomato
tomato puree
4 spoons
canola oil

Ingrediants

Tips

  1. The curry should be cooked under medium heat.
  2. Cover the wok when cooking. Mix the contents in the wok every 3 to 4 minutes. This is to avoid the contents in the wok from sticking to its bottom .

Instructions on how to cook paneer mattar masala/paneer green peas masala.

  1. Add about 4 spoons of oil. After the oil heats up, add whole garam masala (cinnamon stick, green cardamom and cloves), cumin seeds and bay leaves. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add one and a half spoon of ginger garlic paste. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add tomato puree. Mix thoroughly. The tomatoes should ooze out oil. This will take about 5 minutes.
  4. Add cashew nuts and poppy seed paste. Add about 1 cup of water at this stage if necessary. Mix thoroughly. The contents in the wok should ooze out oil. This will take about 7 to 8 minutes.
  5. Add coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder and turmeric powder in quick succession. Cook for about 8 to 10 minutes until the oil oozes out from the contents in the wok.
  6. Add about two and a half spoons of yogurt. Mix thoroughly. Cook for about 6 to 8 minutes.
  7. Add about half a spoon of salt.
  8. Add green peas and paneer. Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes. Add salt if necessary according to taste.
  9. Add about a spoon of kasuri methi and one spoon of garam masala powder. Cook for about 8 to 10 minutes.
  10. Add one spoon of cream cheese. Mix thoroughly. Cook for about 8 minutes.

Step 1

Add whole garam masala, bay leaves and cumin seeds.
Add whole garam masala, bay leaves and cumin seeds.

Step 2

Add ginger garlic paste.
Add ginger garlic paste.

Step 3

Add tomato puree.
Add tomato puree.

Step 4

Add cashew nuts and poppy seed paste.
Add cashew nuts and poppy seed paste.

Step 5

Add coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder and turmeric powder.
Add coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder and turmeric powder.

Step 8

Add green peas and paneer.
Add green peas and paneer.

Step 9

Add kasuri methi and garam masala powder.
Add kasuri methi and garam masala powder.

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    • bon appitit profile imageAUTHOR

      serenity 

      2 years ago from columbia

      Ready made paste works just as fine. I have tried both. Personally I like making the curry paste. It tastes a lot better. Thanks for stopping by peachpurple. You should definitely try out this recipe.

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      peachy 

      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      I like to use ready made curry paste, cut down the chores on pounding

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