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Friday, November 09, 2012

Mattar- Paneer Curry (without onion & garlic) | Green Peas-Cottage cheese curry

Mattar(Green peas)-Paneer(Indian Cottage cheese) curry is an authentic and traditional curry of North India especially served with chapathis.We love this combination very much but this is the first time I tried a dish without onion and garlic.The recipe is adapted from here,it's quite easy and delicious.The curry is also thick and creamy.So,Try & enjoy !!!


Ingredients
green peas 2 cups(refer notes)
paneer 1/2 lb /250gms
tomatoes 3 medium chopped
ginger 1 tbsp
coriander powder 1 tbsp
turmeric powder
chilli powder 1/2 tsp
corn starch 1tbsp
paprika 1/2 tsp
sugar 1/2 tsp
cinnamon 1"strand
bay leaves 2
cumin seeds 1 tsp
oil 3tbsp
salt to taste


Method
-Cut the paneer in cubes and heat oil in apan,add the paneer pieces.Fry till evely slight browned.Remove on a paper towel.
-Mix the corn starch in 3 tbsp of water and mix well without lumps.
-Blend the tomatoes and ginger to a smooth paste.
-Heat the same oil in the pan and add cumin seeds,let it crackle.
-Add the bay leaves,asafoetida and cinnamon strand.Fry for few seconds.
-Add the tomato paste,coriander powder,chilli powder,turmeric powder,paprika and let the mixture cook until it reduces to half.
-Now add the green peas and 1/4 cup of water.Cook on medium heat until the peas becomes tender and add salt,paneer pieces.
-Add the cornstarch mix to thicken the gravy and let it cook for 3-4 mniutes.Add the sugar and mix.
-Serve warm with chapathis !!


Servings~ 2-3 adults


NOTES
* I used the frozen packet of peas ,you can use fresh or frozen.If you are using frozen,thaw before you cook.
* You can even add dried fenugreek leaves to the curry for added flavor.
* You can omit corn starch if you don't like the consistency.


39 comments:

Sireesha Puppala said... Best Blogger Tips

aaaah tempting dear..my fav potato

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Yummy.Nice pics.

The Yogi Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

This has always been one of my favourites; I have never used onions or garlic in it. Manjula's version has such a great blend of flavours too. Thanks for posting it:) When I make this nowadays I grill the paneer rather then frying it.

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

this is wonderfully done

DivyaGCP said... Best Blogger Tips

Classic combination of paneer and peas.. Love this flavorful curry..

Gauri said... Best Blogger Tips

Good option for my Jain friends!

Farah Saleem azeez said... Best Blogger Tips

one of my favs julie! lovely

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so homey and inviting !!

srividhya Ravikumar said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy..

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Best Blogger Tips

so yummy with roti!!! love this delicious curry!!
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Babitha costa said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely colourful gravy

Babitha costa said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely colourful gravy

Tisa Jacob said... Best Blogger Tips

Looking good, Julie. Paneer compliments cream curries so well- love it!

Chandrani said... Best Blogger Tips

Matar paneer looks so heathy and yummy.



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Sutapa said... Best Blogger Tips

awesome ....super delish matar paneer!

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Never tried the no onion version. will try soon... Looks delish

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious curry...yummy and creamy..

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy n temptin julie...
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Rekha said... Best Blogger Tips

very creamy and tasty curry..
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Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

wow, tats a nice gravy. tastes great with roti :)

Vidya said... Best Blogger Tips

Very tempting curry...nice clicks too.

Kitchen Queen said... Best Blogger Tips

sometimes simple is better. love it.

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious curry..

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy curry

Asiya Omar said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Looks Great.

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Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Cant imagine mattar paneer without onion and garlic, incredible curry,excellent side dish.

Amina Khaleel said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious recipe... looks fantastic...

Asiya Baig said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful curry!

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy n inviting curry, sounds gr8 without onion n garlic!!!

Divya Pramil said... Best Blogger Tips

Superrr tempting masala love it with soft chapatis :) Color of the masala is too good!!
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Divya Pramil said... Best Blogger Tips

Superrr tempting masala love it with soft chapatis :) Color of the masala is too good!!
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Sebeena Loyd said... Best Blogger Tips

love to take a bite of chapati and paneer mattar

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect looking gravy
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Rita said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great recipe; looks and sounds like something we would love.
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Latha Madhusudhan said... Best Blogger Tips

The platter looks delicious. Yummy and perfect combi of peas n paneer.

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Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious preparation...Curry without garlic and onion sounds yumm..

Love to Experiment said... Best Blogger Tips

Have never tried the mattar paneer without onion. But the dish looks complete. And thanks a lot for answering my query about the frozen eschallots..

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Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

Sooo inviting and delicious preparation!! Perfect with chapathi :)

Faseela Noushad said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy n tempting curry