Matar Paneer is a popular vegetarian dish from the Indian subcontinent made from peas and paneer (cottage cheese), simmered together in a rich and spicy curry sauce. The dish is typically served with Indian breads like roti or naan, or with rice. It is a comfort food loved by people of all age groups. It is also a great source of protein and provides a balanced meal when served with roti or rice.
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Heat the oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds and let them splutter.
Add the chopped onions and green chillies, cook until the onions turn translucent.
Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté until the raw smell goes away.
Add the pureed tomatoes and cook till the oil separates from the masala.
Add the turmeric, red chilli, coriander powder and garam masala, sauté for a minute.
Add the peas, paneer and salt to the pan, mix well to coat the paneer and peas in the masala.
Cover the pan and cook on a low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with roti or rice.