Friday, April 22, 2016

Mattar Paneer / Mattar Tofu Sabji

The recipe below is sufficient for three to four people.

Ingredients :
Green peas - 1.5 cup (Frozen)
Tomato - 3 medium to big
Paneer / Tofu pieces - 1 cup
Hing - One pinch
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Bay leaves - 2 to 3
Cinnamon stick - 1/2 inch stick
Ginger - 1 inch
Daniya powder - 1 tbsp (table spoon)
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1/2tsp
Salt - 1tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Corn flour - 1tbsp
Oil -5 spoons

Method :
1) Fry the paneer or tofu with two spoons oil.  Keep it aside on a tissue paper and drain the oil.
2) Microwave the peas for two minutes.
3) Grind the tomatoes, bay leaf, cinnamon, ginger using food processor. (We can add bayleaf, cinnamon stick to jeera and then add tomato paste with ginger, its optional. I prefer grinding everything with tomatoes for kids)
4) Add two spoons of oil, Jeera to the frying pan and wait till it cracks.
5) As Jeera cracks, add the tomato paste and stir well.
6) Add turmeric powder, daniya powder, chilli powder and stir well.
7) when the tomato changes colour add the green peas , salt and sugar.
8) After two minutes add the paneer cubes or tofu cubes and stir slightly.
9) Simmer the frying pan for two more minutes.
10 ) Switch off the stove. Your Mattar Paneer / Mattar Tofu is ready to be served.

Optional :
Add chopped cilantro - 1 tbsp


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