16-Aug-07 (Created: 16-Aug-07) | More in 'Recipes'

Making something out of sweet peas and cubed paneer


A pack or Paneer, about 20 small 1/2 inch cubes
2 Onions
A can of sweet peas
1 can of small tomato sauce
little bit of canola oil to fry the onions
2 cups of boiling water

Optional Ingredients

1 long (3 inch) dried Indian pepper
red powdered pepper
Jeera (cumin seeds)
black dried mustard seeds
Chana dal (a spoon ful)

Lightly Fry the onions

Place 3 to 4 table spoons of oil in a cooking vessel

Put one long dried pepper in the oil (optional)

Put two spoonfuls of channa dal in the oil (optional)

Heat the oil until channa dal browns (about 2 minutes)

Put jeera and mustard seeds (A spoonful each - optional)

Give it a couple of seconds for jeera and mustard seeds to instantly get fried Put Onions

Fry until onions turn brown, about 3 to 4 minutes

The rest

Once the onions are brown, Pour the tomato juice

sprinkle half a spoon of turmeric

Drain the sweet peas and pour them into the pot

Mix them

Pour a cup and a half of hot water

Cook on low hear for about 15 minutes

Add salt and red pepper for taste

stir and cook on low again for another 10 to 15 minutes

Add some cut parsley if available (optional)


Traditionally such a dish is eaten with a variety of Indian Breads (Naan, Roti, Chapathi)

Goes well with long grained rice.