Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Masala Matar Paneer

This measurements for large tray for parties 
onions - 6  (5 of them chopped into 4 large quarters, remaining 1 in small pieces)
Peppers - 4 ( 3 green , 1 red - chopped into big pieces)
Tomatoes - 3 ( large - chopped into pieces)
Kasuri Methi - 3 tbsp
Paneer - 4 blocks
chana masala - 2 tbsp
Deggi mirch - 1 tbsp
red Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
salt - 1 1/2 tbsp ( according to taste)
Elaichi powder  - 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Oil - 4 tbsp
Matar / green peas 2 cups

heat 2 tbsp Oil in a large wide pan,  and add onions( 5 big chopped ones), peppers.
Saute them for 5 -10 min, until brown fried at the pieces corners
Add tomatoes and Methi - and saute for 10 more minutes , until tomatoes cooked
Now add powders ( turmeric, chana dal, red chilli, deggi mirch) with Ginger garlic paste
Note - no salt now
saute them for 5 min ... and remove from heat ... and let it cool down

Grind the whole mixture to a paste.
Chop the paneer into pieces as per your choice

Heat remaining oil and add Elaichi powder with finely chopped onions.
Saute until onions are translucent and pour in the paste.
Boil peas in microwave for 5 min
Add salt , boiled peas and keep stirring, until boils come and little oil separates.( take caution here using the Lid as shield)

Remove from heat and add paneer pieces and give a stir until the paneer is soaked into mixture and transfer it to tray.
Close the tray after the curry is cooled down totally.

Masala Matar Paneer ready !