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Indian Curry with Green Peas and Paneer

Indian Curry with Green Peas and Paneer

The green peas and tomatoes are refreshing in this Indian curry. If you don't have paneer, you can substitute in cashew nuts. Please check the hints below.

Ingredients: 3 servings

Green peas
1 cup (200 ml)
Canned tomatoes
200 g
Onion
1
Ginger
3 cm
Garlic
2 cloves
Cloves
1 teaspoon
Cinnamon powder
1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder
1 teaspoon
Cumin powder
1 teaspoon
Salt
1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric
1/2 teaspoon
Cayenne pepper (for people who like spicy food only)
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon
Vegetable oil
2 tablespoons
Fresh cream
100 ml
Sugar
1 teaspoon
Cilantro
1 handful
Water
200 ml
Paneer (or cashew nuts)
150 g (See Recipe ID: 892420 for tips on how to make paneer)

Steps

1. Finely chop the onion, and prep the other ingredients.
2. Heat oil in a pan. Stir-fry the sliced onion and turmeric over medium heat.
3. Once the turmeric is coated with oil, add the onions, and stir fry until half translucent, for about 3 minutes.
4. Add canned tomato, and stir fry until it forms a sticky paste, about 2-3 minutes.
5. Add all the spices, and mix again.
6. When everything is well combined, add the green peas and mix into the curry base.
7. Add the paneer and mix together, being careful not to crush it.
8. Add salt and pepper and 200 ml of water. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
9. Add cream to even out the color.
10. Simmer for 10-20 minutes over low heat covered with a lid. Stir from the bottom occasionally so that it does not burn.
11. Transfer to serving plates and it's done. This goes well with rice, naan bread or paratha roti.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is one of my favorites. In India, this is called Mattar Paneer, and it's widely eaten. It's a refreshing summery curry that is easy to make.