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Mattar Paneer - Indian Peas with Paneer Cheese

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“I always like this as a side dish, although it can be served as a vegetarian main dish. I generally like to make several types of things when I cook Indian and I usually will cook this or palak paneer along with the others.”

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  1. Heat 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil in a large skillet and saute the paneer in batches (add more oil if necessary), until lightly browned, and drain on paper toweling.
  2. In a large pan, heat the 3 tbsp oil or ghee and cook the onion, ginger and garlic until the onion is tender, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add the coriander, cumin, salt, turmeric, and cayenne, and cook until the spices become fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes and cook 2-3 minutes, stirring once or twice.
  5. Add the paneer, water, and peas and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until the sauce is thick and smooth.
  7. Garnish with cilantro before serving.

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