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Matar Paneer (cheese and peas) Recipe

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This recipe for Matar Paneer (cheese and peas), by , is from The Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2010 Cookbook P, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Wren McLaughlin
Added: Saturday, June 14, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb paneer (can substitute fresh cheese for tofu or use queso fresco)
2 T. canola oil
2 1/2 T. chopped fresh ginger root
1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
3/4 c. water
3 1/2 t curry power
1/2 tsp. ground paprika
5 tsp. ground coriander
5 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. garam masala
1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
2 c. frozen peas
2 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 T. fresh lemon juice
2 1/2 tsp. sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Cut paneer into small cubes.

In large skillet, heat oil and saute ginger and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Add tomatoes, water, curry powder, paprika, 3 tsp. coriander, 3 tsp. cumin, garam masala, and turmeric and cook over medium heat until spices have absorbed into tomatoes.

Add peas and paneer and cook for 5 minutes more

Stir in salt, pepper, lemon juice and sugar and adjust saltiness, sweetness, and hotness to taste.

Mix in remaining coriander and cumin and serve immediately

Note: if using tofu, you must press tofu wrapped in towels to remove excess liquid

 

 

 

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