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Till now it's no more secret to any one that how much my family is in love with paneer dishes ☺️. So I always experiment with its gravy. This time I thought why not use it in some of our traditional dish. As I belong to Purvanchal , there a dish called nimona ,is very famous and generally cooked in every home throughout winters, till there is green peas season. Here we get frozen green peas so this delicacy goes on whole year for us. It's no doubt a lip smacking dish everyone should try at least once. It is made in different ways , spicy, with tomatoes, without tomatoes, without spices and many more. And believe me all are just irresistible delicious ones. Here I made it without tomatoes and minimum spices yet yum yum delicious treat to peas and paneer lovers. Recipe is given below and hope you will like it.
PANEER IN GREEN PEAS GRAVY
2 cups sweet green peas ( fresh or frozen)
1 cup cottage cheese (paneer)
1 big onion,finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
2-3 green chillies ( as per taste)
1 cup green coriander leaves
3/4 tsp garam masala
1 1/2 tsp kitchen king masala
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafetida ( heeng) powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp chaat masala
1 1/2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
First of all grind green peas, green chillies and coriander leaves together using little water to a smooth paste.
Heat oil in a wok, add cumin seeds and heeng. Let it crackle then add chopped onions, fry it till golden and add ginger garlic paste. Saute for a min and add prepared paste. Cook it for 5 mins then add all spice powder. Fry it till it start leaving edges of wok and nice nutty aroma starts to come. Then add water little by little, stirring continuously to avoid lump formation. Let it boil , then add salt and paneer to it and simmer for 5 mins. Finally add chat masala and mix well.
You can add water according to your preference of gravy consistency. I had it neither too thick nor runny.
Enjoy this traditional delicacy with a twist. Hope you will definitely try it once and give your valuable suggestions and comments here.