No-oil Mattar Paneer

Last week we went to a International Book Fair @ Sharjah Expo Centre. It felt so good to see all sort of books @ one place. Enjoyed the Kid’s Section. More than me, my kiddo enjoyed the fair. He was happy to see lots and lots and lots of books, all at one place. He was running from one aisle to another, going through the pages, colorful pictures, it was a wise decision, visiting there. Kuttu had a good loot, got him some interesting books..

And Kuttu’s Mom too enjoyed buying two cookbooks for herself!!!! πŸ™‚ I bought Sanjeev Kapoor’s Cookbook’s. One was Vegetarian Recipes around the world and No-oil Vegetarian Recipes. Tried Mattar Paneer from the book. Tasted good, didnt miss oil at all!!!!

1 cup green peas
200gms skimmed milk cottage cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
3/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 large onions, chopped
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
2 green chillies, chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
2 large tomatoes pureed
salt to taste
1/4 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves, chopped


Heat a non-stick pan and add cumin seeds. When they begin to change colour, add onions and ginger-garlic paste. Cook till lightly browned, add green chillies and all the masala powders except garam masala. Add 1/3 cup of water and mix well.
Add tomato puree. salt and one cup of water. Cook for 2 minutes, add green peas and mix well. Cook until peas are done.

Add paneer cubes and garam masala powder and stir gently, Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.
I used store-bought paneer and frozed peas, Store-bought/frozen paneer has to be soften by soaking  in warm water for 10 minutes,
The taste was absolutely fantastic. We enjoyed this with Carrot masala Roti’s!!!!(Will post the recipe soon)

Sending this to Bookmarked Recipes (Vol-14)-Every Tuesday Event Happening @ Priya Mitharwal’s Mharao Rajasthan’s Recipes. 
Also to MLLA-29, happening @ Lisa’s Vegetarian Kitchen, an Event by of Susan