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Matar Paneer Dry

You know how some days,you are just pressed for time but feel like eating something fancy.Or how you are hungry and craving something yummy…or more elaborate but don’t have the patience to make it.That’s exactly what happened to me,yesterday.
I had some left over daal-fry dhaba style,from the previous nights dinner.So, I decided to make some jeera rice to go with it.But, as the smells of the delicious basmati infused with cumin filled up my kitchen,my mind started craving for a nice curry to go with it.I quickly raided the refrigerator only to find that not a single thing appealed to me.Well Except…the paneer. But there was not enough time.With less than half an hour left for DH to arrive,I had to act quickly.I got the paneer out,cut it into cubes.While I was still thinking of what to do with it..the little one woke up.Nothing much gets done in the kitchen,when she is awake.
So,I quickly tossed a few things into the pan..and came up with this đŸ™‚

Like what you see? Here’s the recipe:


1 1/ 2 cup paneer cubes

1 cup peas

2 tsp ginger-garlic paste.

1/4 cup milk+1/8 cup water

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp red chili powder

1 tsp coriander-cumin powder

1/2 tsp Garam masala

salt to taste



Heat about 2-3 tsps of oil in a pan.

Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 2-3 minutes.

Next add the peas and stir fry,on a low flame.

When the peas are half cooked,add the paneer cubes.By then the pan should be well greased,if not,dribble a tiny amount of oil on the sides. lightly toss the paneer cubes in the pan,so as to keep them from sticking to the pan.

Add the spices and mix well,gently.

Add the milk-water mixture and let it simmer,till all the liquid dries. If you want to make the dish richer,just add all milk,no water.

Garnish with fresh coriander or mint leaves and serve hot,with roti .


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