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Vegetarian Matar Paneer

Rated as 3.67 out of 5 Stars

"Yum! One of my kids' favorite Indian dishes that goes well served with rice or naan bread."
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55 m servings 246
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet and pan-fry paneer cheese until slightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat and cook onion until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add cumin and coriander; stir-fry for 1 minute. Add tomatoes, ginger, garlic paste, red pepper flakes, turmeric, chili powder, and garam masala. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  2. Carefully pour about 3/4 of the mixture into a blender. Cover the top of the blender with a kitchen towel and blend until smooth. Pour back into the skillet. Add water, peas, and paneer. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until flavors are well combined, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 246 calories; 9.5 28.3 13.4 11 443 Full nutrition

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Followed the recipes exactly. It was a little spicy (good) and really needed salt. . No distinct flavor, nothing to really define it, a little bland. Also, this recipe made a very large portion ...

Made it tonight. the flavor was similar to vegetarian chili con carne. That seems to be due to the 2 t. of chili powder that over-powered the other spices. I cut the red pepper flakes down to ...

I made a couple changes to this recipe. It sounded like too much spice, so reduced cumin and coriander by almost half. I also used sauté chicken. Instead of the cheese. It turned out delicious a...