Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Matar Paneer !!

250 gms of Paneer cut into cubes
1 Cup peas
2 Onions
1 inch piece of ginger
3 Tomatoes
Seeds of 1 Moti ilaichi(brown cardamom/masala cardamom)
2 cloves
1/4 Cup of well beaten curd
1 tsp of dhania pwd/coriander pwd
1/2 tsp of red chilli pwd
1/2 tsp garam masala pwd
a pinch of turmeric
3 tbsp of ghee/clarifies butter
Salt to taste

1. Deep fry (optional) paneer to a light golden brown clolor.
2. Grind onions, ginger, cloves, moti ilaichiill and tomatoes to a puree.
3. Heat ghee in a deep bottimed pan.
4. Add the puree and cook till thick and dry.
5. Slow down the heat and cook till ghee separates.
6. Add well beaten curd and cook till ghee separates again.
7. Add red chilli powder and dhania powder and saute well.
8. Add peas, cook for a minute or two.
9. Now add enough water to get a thick gravy.
10. Add salt to taste and cook covered till peas are done.
11. Add fried paneer and garam masala towards the end.
12. Now cook on low heat for 3-4 minutes till paneer gets soft and ghee separates ...yes yet again :-)

Serve hot with roi/naan/parantha