Welcome to my second favorite way to eat paneer – matar paneer curry. Because everyone needs an easy paneer recipe in their life and this one right here is everything that a good paneer curry should be – creamy, comforting, luscious.
Is it weird that I always have a block of paneer lying around in the fridge? Mostly store bought because I’m a little lazy like that. But I can’t live without paneer and I think Denver’s as okay with it as he is with anything that’s vegetarian but not a vegetable. Which means he loves it, in his own weird vegetarian hating way
I’m not a big fan of green peas or matar as we call it in hindi but in this curry, I kinda need them. It’s just how the world works for me. When you want a quick and easy way to cook paneer, it’s always matar paneer aka cottage cheese and green peas curry. I’ve tried this with potatoes (aloo matar paneer) and mushrooms (mushroom matar paneer) and those two rank a close second and third position but my first love – this matar paneer.
Now I know everyones going to have their own secret way of making matar paneer and I’d love to know how you make yours (leave me a comment) but I prefer mine creamy and blended instead of super chunky with all the bits of onions and tomatoes separate. So I just use my hand blender to give it a quick whizz while it’s still in the pan. If you are the chunky matar paneer kinds, skip that step and you’ll be fine too.
And you know another thing that’s so great about this recipe? It’s naturally Gluten Free and you can totally make it vegan if you sub the paneer for tofu and the yogurt for coconut milk. I know there are a lot of you out there who are always looking for vegan alternatives and this one right here is a winner in that category!
And don’t forget a large batch of parathas and some rice while you are making this. Because I always eat extras when there’s creamy matar paneer curry on the table. Oops, no judging here peeps.
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