Tuesday, August 31, 2010

M/W Paneer Matar in Coconut milk (No Onion, No Garlic)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita 
Hi All,
Paneer is my all time favorite and I keep trying different recipes with it.
This one is in microwave and I thought of not using Onion and Garlic and give it a try. I was not sure about the taste. But it came out really tasty.

Recipe :
Paneer - 200 gm (I took ready Paneer from the stores), cut in to desired shape, I like the long strips
Shelled peas - 50 gm (you can use frozen also)
Tomato - 1 big, grated to get the juice or puree
Ginger - 1/2", cleaned and crushed
Oil - 1 tsp
Bay leaf - 1
Cardamom - 1
Clove - 1
Cinnamon - 1 small piece
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Fresh cream - 1 tbsp

Coconut powder - 2 tbsp
Water - 1/2 cup
Mix the coconut powder in water to get thick milk. Adjust according to the liquid. If it becomes thick add some more water and if its watery add some more powder.

  • Heat oil in M/W Safe bowl on HIGH for 1 minute
  • Add the whole garam masala and again heat HIGH for 30 seconds
  • Now add crushed ginger and again heat on HIGH for 30 seconds
  • Add tomato puree, mix well and cook on HIGH for 2 minutes. Stirring in between after 1 minute.
  • Add Salt, red chilly powder and peas.
  • Cook on HIGH for a minute.
  • Add coconut milk, Paneer and little water.
  • Mix well and COOK on HIGH for  3 to 5 minutes stirring in between. Please check the timing as each M/W has different settings. Mine is 800 as HIGH.
  • Add Fresh cream, mix well.
  • Allow to stand for few minutes.

Paneer Matar is ready to serve.

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Keep Smiling,


Shivani said...

I liked the idea of doing it with coconut milk, and also with no onion. will try one day

Anonymous said...

nice recipe with a gentle twist Nivedita... :)


Jay said...

Hy Nivedita,

Loved this gorgeous dish. Innovative and interesting recipe...looks yummy and mouthwatering.

Thanx dear for the entry and for your loving support...:)

Keep sending more..!

Best Regards,

priya said...

Yummy dish, dear!....nice clicks

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, i like the addition of coconut milk, will surely give it a try :)

Hari Chandana said...

wonderful recipe.. nice clicks too :)

Deepa said...

love the soft and yummy paneer in creamy coconut milk..what a rich gravy..and that too in M/W and no onion and garlic..great one

Sandhya Hariharan said...

i m game for a no onion version no garlic anytime...
anyways festivity has begun... will b back to chk them

Lav said...

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Ragini Miranda's Kitchen said...

Hi Nivedita ,
Lovely recipe !! Happy to follow your blog .Pls drop by mine at

Srivalli said...

I can never make a dish without onions..:)...but this surely sounds interesting..thanks!

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