Matar Paneer (Cottage cheese with peas)

Matar Paneer
This dish is one of my favourites because it has cottage cheese and I loooove it :) It is so easy to make this dish and that too it's prepared in just a few minutes ! So let's get started ....

Ingredients :
1 cup cubed cottage cheese
1 cup green peas
1 medium sized onion finely chopped
1 small can of tomato paste
Half a cup of thick cream
1 tbsp cashew nut powder
1 tsp ginger/garlic paste
Half tsp turmeric powder
Half tsp red chilli powder
Half tsp garam masala powder
1 green chilly - chopped
Salt to taste

Method :
First of all in a small frying pan , shallow fry peas and cottage cheese in 1 tbsp oil. Fry until they turn light brown in color and keep it aside.
In a deep bottomed non stick pan , on medium heat take 2 tbsp oil and start frying the onions. Fry until they change the color to translucent pink and then add the ginger/garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and fry for about 2 minutes. Then add the tomato paste , mix well and pour a cup of water to it. Now add the green chilly, cashew nut powder, cream and salt. Stir well until evenly mixed. Cook for about 5-10 minutes and then add the shallow fried peas and cottage cheese to this delicious, rich curry ! Cook for another 2 minutes and put it off the flame .

Serve in a nice bowl and garnish with coriander leaves or chopped cashew nuts !! It tastes awesome with hot naans and kebabs :)


  1. I was just thinking of what to cook for dinner and you just gave me the idea :)

  2. Hi nice to meet you - thank you for your kind comment on my blog. LOVE your food and have added you on my link list.

  3. I love paneer, this looks like a fabulous recipe :)


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