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Matar Paneer, is a delicious recipe that hails from the north of India that is an all-time favorite. Mattar paneer is a north Indian based dish consisting of paneer (cottage cheese) and peas cooked in a sweet and spicy sauce. The dish is very similar to the palak paneer (paneer with spinach). One of the dishes that is very popular and available in most of the restaurants and dhabas. This is a very quick Dinner Recipe which loved by millions of Indian. If you like Roti, Paratha, Naan, etc. then It will be an ideal meal.

This North Indian staple is bursting with goodness and flavor making the green peas and paneer taste heavenly in an exotic creamy sauce that pop ups your taste buds.  This dish is probably the most popular curry found all over India. First, the cottage cheese is prepared in the traditional method. The base is prepared with cumin seedsgaram masalavine ripened tomatoes and the green peas and Paneer cheese cubes are added for stir frying on high heat.

Curry was adopted from the Tamil word kari meaning "sauce", which is usually understood to mean vegetables and/or meat cooked with spices with or without a gravy. It is a dish originating in the cuisine of the Indian subcontinent. The common feature is the use of complex combinations of spices or herbs, usually including fresh or dried hot chillies. The use of the term is generally limited to dishes prepared in a sauce. Dishes called 'curry' may contain fish, meat, poultry, or shellfish, either alone or in combination with vegetables. Curries may be either 'dry' or 'wet'. Dry curries are cooked with very little liquid which is allowed to evaporate, leaving the other ingredients coated with the spice mixture. Wet curries contain significant amounts of sauce or gravy based on yoghurt, cream, coconut milk, coconut cream, legume purée, or broth. Some of the dry and wet curries are Butter Chicken, Aloo Gobi, Chicken Curry, Egg Curry, Palak Moong Dal Fry, Grated Beetroot curry, Cabbage Kofta curry, Goan Shrimp curry, Stuffed Karela Fry, Tindora Fry and many more…..

Paneer is an Indian cheese which is used in many recipes for appetizers, main courses, desserts and classic Indian dishes like kormas, curries etc. Paneer is very easy to make at home. It is a popular indigenous dairy product of India, is similar to an unripened variety of soft cheese. Paneer is one of the rich source of proteins for vegetarians.  It holds its shape well and doesn’t melt, hence you can saute it, grill or crumble/ grate and just do about anything to add in your dishes. Paneer also happens to be one of the easiest cheeses to make at home, requiring nothing more than milk and lemon juice. The use of paneer is more common in northern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh due to the prominence of milk in their cuisine. Some of the Paneer dishes are Paneer Butter Masala, Chilli Paneer, mattar paneer, paneer pakora, paneer amritsari, paneer spring rolls, paneer and spinach wonton...

Mattar or peas, are one of the ancient cultivated vegetables grown for their succulent nutritious green seeds. Peas probably have originated in the sub-Himalayan plains of north-west India. Peas are one of the few members of the legume family that are sold and cooked as fresh vegetables.  Today, this versatile legume is one of the major commercial crops grown all over the temperate, and semi-tropical regions. You can try these dishes with matter Kheema Mattar, Paneer Mattar Methi Malai, Tari Wali Aloo Mattar, Peas Masala, Aloo Mattar, Mattar Ki Dal….

Cooking Tips:

  • Make matar paneer a few hours prior to serving the dish, this helps the paneer to soak up all the flavours from the curry and spices.
  • If you are using fresh green peas, boil them in a salted water for 7-8 minutes or until tender, drain them. If you are using frozen green peas, thaw them before using.

Health Tips:

  • Green Peas provide good to very good amounts of8 vitamins7 minerals, dietary fiber and protein.
  • Green peas are one of the most nutritious leguminous vegetables rich in health benefiting phyto-nutrients, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.
  • Paneer is a great source of calcium, which is helpful in maintaining strong teeth and bones.
  • Paneeris vegetarian’s heaven as it is enriched with proteins.

Try out this amazing Mattar paneer recipe which is healthy and tasty at the same time.

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