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Cottage cheese and green peas gravy




Cottage cheese and green peas gravy also known as paneer matar. A rich gravy prepared with spices , tomatoes and served with rice or Indian breads like naans or rotis.



Ingredients

400 gms cottage cheese/ paneer

Chopped into cubes

100 gms green peas ( after shelling)

Boil the green peas and keep aside


1/3 cup whisked curd / yoghurt

1/2 tsp garam masala powder

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

Salt to taste

1/2 tsp chili powder

1 tbsp dry Fenugreek leaves

2 tsp ginger garlic paste

1/2 tsp sugar



Ingredients 1 for roasting

20 cashew nuts

4 dry kashmiri chilies

1 tbsp coriander seeds

1 tsp pepper corn

1 tbsp dry Fenugreek leaves / kasuri methi leaves

1/2 cup desiccated coconut



Method

Dry roast the above mentioned ingredients and keep aside


Ingredients 2 for frying

2 medium size onion sliced

2 medium size tomatoes sliced


Method

Once oil is hot saute the onions till translucent. Saute tomatoes till soft.

Add ginger garlic paste. Keep aside to cool.



Method


Grind to paste with just enough water , ingredients 1 and 2. Along with it add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and garam masala powder. Grind to a smooth paste.



Once oil is hot add the ground masala , whisked curd , 2 cups water and salt to taste. Keep stirring.


Add the cottage cheese and cook for a minute. Next add the green peas , Chili powder, dry Fenugreek leaves and 1/2 tsp sugar.


Cook for few minutes.




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