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Matar Paneer ~ Healthy Lunch Box Recipe for Kids

Course Main Dish - Gravies
Occasion Kids Lunch Box
By Diet Vegetarian
Dish Type Paneer Dishes
Author Srivalli


For Paste

  • 2 medium Onions
  • 2" Ginger
  • 3 - 4 cloves Garlic

For the Gravy

  • 2 medium Tomatoes finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • Cashew Paste made with 5 - 6 whole
  • 1 tsp Kasuri Methi crushed
  • Coriander Leaves for garnish


How to make Matar Paneer

  • Soak the Dried Peas overnight and pressure cook till softly cooked.
  • Cube and toss the paneer in ghee.
  • Grind the onion, ginger, and garlic to smooth paste.
  • Heat a nonstick pan with cooking oil, saute the paste till it gets cooked. Then, add finely chopped tomatoes and continue cooking.
  • Now, add salt, turmeric powder and simmer for 5 mins. Next, add the cooked peas, red chili powder. Cook with lid covered for 5 mins.
  • After the chili powder is cooked well, add coriander powder, cumin powder, continue cooking.
  • When the gravy comes together like a well cooked one, with oil separated, add paneer, milk, cashew paste along with 1 cup water.
  • Bring to boil, then simmer, with a final sprinkling of garam masala and crushed Kasuri Methi. Cook till the gravy becomes thick.
  • Finally, add chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve with Chapati.
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