Peas Paneer Curry
Heat 1 tbsp oil and fry 2 cardamoms, 1 inch ginger and 3 garlic cloves.
Add 1 cup onions and fry until light golden. Saute 1½ cup tomatoes, ½ tsp salt & ¼ tsp turmeric until soft.
Add 12 whole cashews and cool completely.
Grind this in a blender to a smooth puree
Heat 2 tablespoons oil. Add 1 inch cinnamon and a small bay leaf.
Pour the onion tomato puree. Add 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp red chili powder, ¾ to 1 tsp garam masala and ½ teaspoon coriander powder.
Saute until the masala turns aromatic.
Add ¾ cup green peas and pour 1 to 1¼ cups water.
Stir and cook until thick. Add 1 slit green chilli, 250 grams paneer and 1 teaspoon kasuri methi. Cook for 2 mins.
Add coriander leaves and cream. Mix well.
Serve matar paneer with basmati rice, naan, roti, phulka, jeera rice or ghee rice.