Cottage Cheese-Peas Masala

Cottage cheese (paneer) peas masala is a tantalizingly delicious Indian curry and it is my son’s favorite gravy as a side for rotis. Any dish with cottage cheese surely be liked by people of all ages. So try this colorful flavorsome gravy.

Cooking Time: 20 min

Serves : 4

Ingredients:

  1. Cottage Cheese (paneer)- 100 g
  2. Fresh Peas (pachai pattani) – 50 g
  3. Onions (vengayam) – 3 Nos
  4. Tomatoes (thakkali) – 2 Nos
  5. Red chillies (milagai vatral) – 5 Nos
  6. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  7. Turmeric Powder (manjal thool) – 1/2 tsp
  8. Salt – 1tsp
  9. Oil – 1 tbsp

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Directions:

  • Chop cottage cheese bar into small cubes.
  • Chop onions & tomatoes finely.
  • Heat a pan with 1 tsp oil, fry red chillies & remove them from pan.
  • Add chopped onions & saute till translucent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes & saute till they become mushy.
  • Bring them to room temperature.
  • In a mixer-grinder jar, first add redchillies & grind into a coarse powder.
  • Then add sauteed onion  & tomato, grind into a fine paste and keep aside.
  • Microwave peas for 5 min (or steam them till they become soft) and keep aside.
  • Heat a pan with 1 tbsp oil.
  • Stir fry cottage cheese cubes in medium flame until golden brown.
  • Add cooked peas and turmeric powder and saute for 5 sec.
  • Add onion-tomato paste, salt & garam masala and saute till they release nice aroma.
  • Add enough water to get required consistency and bring them to a boil.
  • Serve this delicious cottage cheese-peas masala with soft rotis.
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