Matar Paneer Recipe is a tasty Indian curry recipe made using Cottage Cheese and Green Peas. It goes really well along with roti, paratha, puri, plain rice, pulao and naan.
Have you ever had a chance to introspect a day when you felt extremely negative?
If you hadn’t then do it the next time that happens.
Toxicity is all around you. No matter how much you try to be surrounded by positive people, there will surely be some negative ones, who will pass on that negative energy to you.
A couple of days back, Dilip narrated an experience to me. His experience at his workplace has always been extremely positive. He enjoys doing what he is doing and likes his leadership and their support too.
Let it be in his own words…
I once walked into the office and met one of my colleague working in the same team under the same leadership. He had just gotten promoted and would ideally be in extremely positive spirits, which is what you would assume.
We met and started talking about the latest developments. Soon, the colleague started talking about the pressure that he is going through and how his ideas were always shot down.
He has extremely negative views about the manager who incidentally was my manager too. The entire discussion that went on for about 10 minutes was filled by his negative views about working in the team and how it was the worst place to be in.
After this encounter, I walked in and went on with the day’s works. A few of my team members were scheduled to meet me for some advice and suggestions.
The day went through and as I was about to leave, one of these team members who was a little closer to me walked upto me and asked, “Dilip, is there some problem?”.
I was a little surprised. So I responded saying there wasn’t any.
Since the question was unexpected, I asked back, “What happened? Why that question?”.
“Nothing. Just that you sounded extremely upset and negative about everything today, which is very much unlike you. I have never seen you in such a negative mindset ever”.
When I recollected each of those conversations and reviewed them, I could sense a negativity inside me. In fact, I even felt very disappointed with working in the team. But if you ask me, why I was disappointed, I didn’t have a reason. Because there wasn’t any really.
And then when I re-wound the day, I could find that point in the day, when it all happened.
It was that meeting with that colleague of mine.
Matar Paneer Recipe – How to Make Matar Paneer Curry
Matar paneer is a tasty Indian curry recipe which uses paneer and green peas. There are many other different ways to make Matar paneer. Those who are vegetarian loves Matar paneer. The best season to make Matar paneer is winter, since we get the fresh green peas. By using fresh green peas the curry becomes more flavorful and delicious. So do try this recipe and tell us your experience with us.
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Matar Paneer Recipe
- 500 gm Paneer cut into bite-size cubes
- 2 cups Green Peas
- 5 nos Onion thinly sliced
- 4 nos Tomato roughly chopped
- 6-7 nos Green Chilli
- 4 tbsp Coriander Seeds
- 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds 2 tbsp extra to make a paste
- 10-12 pods Garlic
- 2 inch Ginger
- 2 nos Black Cardamom
- 2 nos Bay Leaf
- 2 inch Cinnamon Stick
- 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
- Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder to taste
- 1 tbsp Dry Fenugreek Leaves
- Salt to taste
- 6-7 tbsp Oil some more oil extra to deep fry paneer
- Heat oil in a pan and deep fry paneer cubes in batches on medium heat. Set aside.
- Wash green peas and cook by adding water as needed.
- Once green peas are well cooked, set aside. Do not throw the water.
- Grind coriander seeds, cumin seeds, garlic and ginger to a fine paste. Set aside.
- Grind tomato and green chilli together and set aside.
- Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds to it.
- When the seeds start spluttering add bay leaf, cinnamon sticks and black cardamom.
- Immediately add sliced onion and salt.
- Fry until the onion turns golden brown in colour.
- Now add the ground coriander paste and fry masala until the raw smell of masala goes off.
- Add ground tomato paste and fry again until the oil starts separating from the masala.
- Add boiled green peas along with water. Let it boil.
- Once it starts boiling add the fried paneer cubes and garam masala powder. Let it simmer on low flame.
- After few minutes add fenugreek leaves and give it a nice mix.
- Simmer for another 4-5 minutes and turn off the.
- Serve along with paratha, pulao, plain rice, roti, puri or naan.
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