Okay, I know that it has been more than a week since my last post, but I finally have the recipe for mattar paneer ready! One last meatless lenten recipe! I have been crazy busy (all good things!), so unfortunately I have not had a lot of time to blog. Luckily I have today off from work for Good Friday today, so I have some time to blog today! Speaking of which, I wish you all a Happy Easter!!!
Mattar paneer is basically a pea and cheese curry dish, that I serve over rice! It is delicious and pretty easy to make! A nice meatless dish to make during lent. I made it for my boyfriend Phil and myself, and even Phil enjoyed it, even though meat is basically the most important food for him! I made my own paneer to use in this dish, but if you can find it in the store that would be fine as well. I found that paneer is super easy to make, so if you would like to find out more about paneer and how to make it click here! Anyways, here is the recipe!!
- 10oz of paneer cheese
- 1 12oz bag of frozen peas
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 28oz can of diced tomatoes
- 2 tsp garam masala
- 4 tsp curry powder
- 1 tsp of red chili flakes (or more depending on how spicy you like it!)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/3 cup whole milk
Okay, so most recipes I looked at say to saute the paneer first. I had terrible luck with this step as my paneer stuck terribly to my pan. I do not do this step, and the paneer is fine added in later on without having been sauteed first. In a large pot saute the onions and spices over medium heat until the onions are just translucent. Add the peas to the mixture, and saute until the peas are heated through. Add the tomatoes and bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to so that the mixture simmers for at least 20 minutes. Stir in the paneer and whole milk. I like to serve this over brown basmati rice! Enjoy!Serves: 6, WWP+: 6 per serving