Aloo Matar Paneer Masala ( Potato green peas cheese masala) is a tasty north indian side dish made with vegetables like potato (Aloo), Green peas(Matar) with paneer (cottage cheese) in onion and tomato gravy. The recipe which i use is a simple and easy to make with home style taste. You can use this as a side dish for phulkas, Naan,Rotis and with steamed rice.
Potato 2 med.size
Green peas 1/3 cup
Paneer(cottage cheese) 150 grams
Onion 2 med.size
Garlic 8 cloves
Ginger 1 inch piece sliced
Tomato 2 med.size
Green Chili 1 no.
Coriander seeds 2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
Chili powder 1 tsp
Garam masala 1 tsp
Kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaf) 1 tsp
Coriander leaves 2 tbsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Preparation time = 10 min
Cooking time = 20 min
Makes 4 persons
Heat Oil in pan and roast coriander seeds. Add shredded onions,garlic and ginger. Saute well till onion color changes to light pink.
Add tomato. Saute well till tomato softens.
Keep aside 10 minutes. Transfer to mixie jar. Add 1/4 cup water. Grind to fine paste.
Heat Oil in pan. Add cumin seeds,chili powder, turmeric powder and grind to fine onion tomato paste.
Cook 2-3 minutes
Add diced potatos and green peas. Add salt and one cup water. Close lid till the vegetables are cooked.
Add paneer cubes.Cook 2-3 minutes. Step 8 Add crushed kasuri methi ( dried fenugreek leaf) and coriander leaves. Mix well Step 9 Serve hot delicious Aloo matar panner masala with phulkas, rotis, parathas or with steamed rice.