Peas paneer butter masala recipeTweet
Peas paneer butter masala is a delicious North Indian dish made with fresh green peas and paneer in a rich onion- tomato based gravy mixed with Indian spices. It is best served as a side dish for rotis, naans or chapatis.
- Green peas - 1 cup ( fresh or frozen green peas) (boiled)
- Cottage cheese/paneer - 200 gms (cut into small cubes)
- Butter - 2 tablespoons
- Mustard seeds/rai - 1 teaspoon
- Cumin/jeera seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
- Onions - 2 (chopped finely)
- Tomatoes - 2 (chopped finely)
- Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
- Coriander/dhania powder - 1 teaspoon
- Garam masala - 1 teaspoon
- Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tablespoons
- Kasoori methi - 1 tablespoon
- Salt to taste
- TO STIR-FRY AND GRIND
- Butter - 1 tablespoon
- Onions - 2 nos (chopped into medium pieces)
- Tomatoes - 4 nos (chopped into medium pieces)
- Few curry leaves
- Cashewnuts - 10
- Garlic cloves - 10
- Ginger- 1 inch small piece
- Green chillies - 2
- Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
HOW TO MAKE PEAS PANEER BUTTER MASALA RECIPE Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a pan. Add cashewnuts, garlic cloves, ginger and green chillies. Saute for a minute. Then add onions, tomatoes, curry leaves and turmeric powder and stir fry till the mixture turns soft.
Grind the roasted mixture with little water to make a smooth paste. Keep it aside.
Heat another 2 tablespoons of butter in a separate heavy bottomed pan. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Saute till the seeds starts spluttering.
Add finely chopped onions and saute till light brown. Add finely chopped tomatoes and cook on a medium flame till the tomatoes become soft.
Add ground masala, coriander powder, red chilli powder and garam masala and stir well. Adjust water according to medium consistency. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on a medium flame.
Add boiled peas and paneer cubes and simmer for another 5 minutes on a low flame. Add coriander leaves and kasoori methi and combine together. Switch off the flame
Serve peas paneer butter masala hot with rotis, chapatis or naans. It goes well with jeera rice and pulao as well.