Matar Paneer|No Onion-No Garlic|Creamy Matar Paneer (Jain Recipe)

What is it with having no onion-no garlic on Saturdays? Well, Onion and garlic are categorized as Taamasic in nature, thus today’s special recipe is all about making ‘Matar Paneer’ with no onion and no garlic. This recipe can also be termed as Pure Veg or Jain Recipe. A classic paneer recipe cooked in most of the Indian households especially on religious occasions.

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Cooking time: 30 mins. approx

Serving: 4

Taste: Mild

Ingredients for Tomato Puree:

Tomato (roughly chopped)2 medium
Ginger2 inch
Green Chilies2
Cashew Nuts (broken)2 tbsp

Ingredients for Masala:

Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese)250 grams
Matar (Green Peas)1 small bowl
Tomato Pureeprepared earlier
Black cardamom1
Cumin Seeds1/2 tsp
Green Cardamom2
Cinnamon stick1/2 inch
Kashmiri Red Chili Powder1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder1 tsp
Garam Masala1 tbsp
Coriander Powder1 tsp
Cumin Powder1 tsp
Water15 ml
Fresh Cream4 tbsp + to garnish
Kasuri Methi (dried Fenugreek leaves)1 tsp
SaltAs Per Taste
Sugar1 tsp
GheeTo Cook
Vegetable Oil To Cook

How To Cook:

  • In a boiling jar, add 15 ml water and 1 tsp salt, add the green peas (matar) in the jar and boil over high flame for 8-10 minutes. Set aside.
  • In a pan, heat oil, add ghee, ginger, cashew nuts, roughly chopped tomatoes and green chiles, fry them over high flame till the tomatoes are soft and mushy. Once done, cool it down and transfer in a mixer jar and ground them to a thick paste.
  • In the same pan, add oil and 1tsp ghee, fry the paneer pieces over high flame for 5 minutes. Once done, transfer in a bowl.
  • Heat oil in a wok/pan, add black cardamom, green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick and whole cumin seeds. Fry for a minute over medium flame.
  • Add tomato puree, mix well add the powdered spices and cook further for 2-3 minutes, add water if the masala gets too dry, cook until the oil is released.
  • Add green peas and cook for 3-4 minutes, add water mix well, cover and cook for 5-7 minutes.]
  • Add paneer cubes and mix well without breaking the delicate paneer, add fresh cream and kasuri methi, mix well, cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Serve hot with roti or paratha and rice.
‘Matar Paneer | No Onion-No Garlic

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