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Sunday, September 07, 2014

Matar Paneer Bhurji (Crumbled Cottage Cheese With Peas)

How to prepare Matar Paneer Bhurji | Paneer Capsicum Bhurji | crumbled cottage cheese with peas | Punjabi matar Paneer Bhurji | Recipe of Paneer Bhurji Pav

Matar Paneer aka Mattar Paneer Bhurji is a popular Indian recipe made from crumbled cottage cheese, peas, capsicum, onions, tomatoes, green chilies and spices.


Category: Vegetarian
Course : Main Coarse
Cuisine : Indian
Technique : Braising
Difficulty :Medium
Serving :  4
Preparation Time: 10-12 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes


✒250 gms Paneer -  (crumbled)
✒4-5 medium Onions - (chopped finely)
✒2 Green Chillies -  (chopped)
✒6-7 garlic cloves (chopped)
✒1 small piece Ginger (chopped)
✒2-3 medium Tomatoes  (chopped finely)
✒1 cup peas
✒1 capsicum

◾Dry ingredients

✔1tsp Garam Masala powder
✔1tsp Turmeric powder
✔2tsp Red Chilly Powder
✔1tsp Coriander powder
✔Salt - to taste

◾Ghee or oil - 1 tbsp


✏Step 1: Make Paneer

◾Refer this recipe for making paneer at home. 

Home made Paneer

✏Step 2: Mise en Place

◾ Peel the onions and chop them finely.
◾ Wash the tomatoes and finely chop or puree it.
◾Make coarse paste of ginger, garlic and green chillies.
◾ Wash capsicum and cut them into small cubes.

✏Step 3: Boil peas

◾Add enough water to cover the peas. Cook at a slow fire until peas are tender and most of liquid is absorbed. (Left over stock, we will add in this gravy)

Step 3 and 4 can be processed simultaneously.

✏Step 4: Cooking Time

◾Heat oil in pan and add onions. Cook on high flame till turn golden brown. (This step will take 3- 5 minutes).

◾Add ginger garlic finely chopped. Cook for one minute on high flame and then add tomato puree. Cook tomatoes on high flame for 2 minutes.

◾ Add dry ingredients, mix well..

◾Add peas and paneer. Mix and add one cup water. Don't throw water in which peas are boiled, use that stock (water). Cook on slow flame for 2-3 minutes, covering lid, till oil separates. 

◾Add capsicum, mix and cook for 3-5 min.

◾open lid add gram masala powder, serve hot with Indian Roti.



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