Paneer Matar Ki Sabzi (cottage Cheese And Peas Curry)

A simple weekday after work dish. This is a great recipe when you are expecting guests on a weekday and you have nothing but frozen peas and Paneer. My mother used to make it regularly when I was a kid, but of course she used fresh Paneer and fresh green Mattar.

200 gms Paneer (Cottage cheese)
100 gms Peas
2 large Onions finely chopped
2 Tomatoes finely chopped
1 large bunch coriander chopped
1 tbsp Garam Masala
1 tsp Dania-jeera powder (Cumin& coriander powder)
2 Tsp red chili powder
1 tsp Jeera
1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1 tsp haldi
1and half tbsp Salt
Half a tsp sugar
1 cup water
Oil for cooking
Give the Paneer a quick stir-fry till golden brown from outside and keep aside.
In a kadhai take a oil, when hot add Jeera, Onions and let it cook till onion softens.
Add Ginger garlic paste, Haldim Chili powder, Dania-jeera powder, salt give it a quick mix and add tomatoes
Let this mixture cook till it combines well. If it start sticking to the pan you may add a little water
Add the peas and mix well, add a little water (about 3 tbsp) and cook covered till the peas are cooked well
Add Paneer, Garam Masala, a pinch of more salt, sugar and coriander leaves. Add the remaining water, cook covered for 10 mins
Serve hot with rice
You may skip ginger garlic paste if you are cooking for a regular day meal for yourself, it tastes equally good.