Shahi Matar Paneer

Shahi Matar Paneer is so rich and tasty generally made using tomatoes. Since I have been trying to avoid using tomatoes lately in my cooking due to diet restriction, came up with this white gravy Shahi Matar Paneer. Eliminating the tomatoes from the recipe did not compromise the taste at all. Added almonds instead of cashew paste which is healthier. Almonds also gave the gravy a very good texture.

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Ingredients

onions 2 large cut into big pieces
almond 1/4 cup
oil 2 tblsp
garlic paste 1 tblspn
ginger paste 1 tbsp
cardamom 1 powdered
green chillies 2 slit
yogurt 1/2 cup
salt to taste
white pepper powder 1/2 tsp
red chilly powder 1/2 tsp
garam masala 1/2 tsp

Method

Boil the onions in water till soft.
Grind into a smooth paste once the onions are cooled down.
Soak the almonds in half cup of warm water for half an hour and grind to a smooth paste.
Heat oil in a pan and add the onion paste.
Add garlic paste, ginger paste, cardamom powder, slit green chillies, red chilly powder, and garam masala.
Stir and add almond paste.
Add half cup of water and mix.
Cook on low heat for five to ten minutes.
Add yogurt, salt and white pepper powder.
Mix well and cook for a minute.
Serve with naan or roti.

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