Instant Pot Matar Paneer

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recipe by Aleksandra @ Drop

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    25mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    2
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    621

A super fast and easy vegetarian curry with panner and peas in a lovely, rich tomato sauce. A perfect winter warmer served with rice or naan bread. You can substitute the paneer cheese with firm tofu.

Inspired by: https://www.yellowthyme.com/instant-pot-matar-paneer/

recipe updated Jan 6, 2020

Ingredients

  • Onion icon
    Onion
    1 (140g)
  • Tomato icon
    Tomato
    2 cups (528g)
  • Paneer icon
    Paneer
    200g (about ¾ cup)
  • Peas icon
    Peas
    1 cup (122g)
  • Ghee icon
    Ghee
    1 tbsp (14g)
  • Cardamom pods icon
    Cardamom pods
    3
  • Cinnamon stick icon
    Cinnamon stick
    1
  • Ginger-garlic paste icon
    Ginger-garlic paste
    1 tbsp (15g)
  • Tomato purée icon
    Tomato purée
    2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Cashew nuts icon
    Cashew nuts
    7
  • Ground turmeric icon
    Ground turmeric
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Chili powder icon
    Chili powder
    1 tsp (3g)
  • Ground coriander icon
    Ground coriander
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Water icon
    Water
    ½ cup (120ml)
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    ½ tsp (about 3g)
  • Sugar icon
    Sugar
    about ¼ tsp (1g)
  • Heavy cream icon
    Heavy cream
    2 tbsp (about 30ml)
  • Cilantro icon
    Cilantro
    3 tsp (about 2g)
  • Fenugreek leaves icon
    Fenugreek leaves
    1 tsp (about 5g)
  • Garam masala icon
    Garam masala
    1 tsp (about 2g)

Tools

  • kCook icon Spatula
  • kCook icon Stick blender
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat until warm - Sauté
  2. Add ghee, cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, onion and ginger-garlic paste to the inner pot
  3. Sauté until translucent
  4. Add tomato, tomato purée, cashew nuts, ground turmeric, chili powder and ground coriander to the inner pot
  5. Mix
  6. Add water to the inner pot
  7. Cancel - Sauté
  8. Close the lid.
  9. Pressure cook - High, 4 min
  10. Quick release
  11. Open the Instant Pot.
  12. Cancel - Manual
  13. Remove the whole spices.
  14. Purée with stick blender until smooth
  15. Add paneer, peas, salt and sugar to the inner pot
  16. Pressure cook - High, 1 min
  17. Quick release
  18. Serve
  19. Garnish with heavy cream, cilantro, fenugreek leaves and garam masala
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