Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Malai Matar Paneer !


Matar (Peas) and Paneer (Cottage Cheese ) makes a wonderful combo as a gravy dish for rice or roti. Unlike the usual tomato based gravies, this malai gravy  is made up of onions, cashews, milk and cream. 

 

INGREDIENTS

English
Tamil
Telugu
Quantity
Green Peas
Pachai Pattani
Battani
3/4 cup
Cottage Cheese
Paneer
Paneer
250 gms
Milk
Paal
Paal
1/4 cup
Cream
Cream
Cream
3 tbsp
Salt
Uppu
Uppu
As needed
Chilli Pwder
Milagai Podi
Kara podi
1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder
Manjal Thool
Pasupu
a pinch
Coriander Powder
Dhaniya Podi
Dhaniya Podi
1 tsp
Garam Masala
Garam Masala
Garam Masala
1 tsp
Dried Fenugreek
Kasuri Methi
Kasuri Methi
a pinch
Oil
Ennai
Nune
1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds
Seeragam
Jeera
1 tsp
Cardamom
Elakai
Yelakalu
2 Nos
To shallow fry and grind to a paste
Butter
Vennai
Venna
1 tbsp
Cinnamon
Pattai
Dalchini Chekka
1 piece
Cloves
Lavangam
Lavagam
2 No
Bay Leaf
Biriyani Ilai
Biryani Aaku
1 No
Pepper corns
Milagu
Miriyalu
1/2 tsp
Ginger
Inji
Allam
1 inch piece
Garlic
Poondu
Velluli
2 cloves
Green Chillis
Pachai Milagai
Pachi Mirapakaya
3 Nos
Onions
Vengayam
Ullipaya
1 Medium size
Cashew Nuts
Mundiri Parupu
Jeedi Pappu
10 Nos


STEPS


  • Cut paneer into desired shape and size 
  • Soak 10 cashews and roughly chop the onions.

  • Heat a pan and add a tbsp of butter , Add cinnamon, cloves, bay leaf and pepper. Saute for few seconds and then add green chillis, garlic and ginger (i didnt have ginger).
  • Then add onions and saute till they become transparent.



  • Cool the onion mixture and then grind them along with the soaked cashew nuts. Discard the bay leaf before grinding.




  • Now add a tbsp of oil and add cardamom and jeera, add the ground onion cashew mixture and a little water. Let it cook for 4 - 5 minutes.




  • Add salt, turmeric, chilli powder and coriander powder and mix well. 
  • Add green peas and water if required and cook for 5 - 7 minutes with the pan closed.



  • Once the peas are almost cooked, add garam masala and mix well.
  • Add milk and the paneer cubes.



  • Cook for another 4 - 5 minutes and then add fresh cream and give a stir.
  • Crush kasuri methi and add it to the gravy and turn off the stove.  Do not cook on stove top for long time after adding cream.



  • Transfer to serving bowl and garnish with some cream. Serve with roti, naan, jeera rice or any pulaos.





See you with another recipe until then happy cooking and happy eating !



With Love,










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