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 (about 140 g)
  • Tomato icon
    Tomato
    2 cups (about 528 g)
  • Paneer icon
    Paneer
    200 g (about ¾ cup)
  • Peas icon
    Peas
    1 cup (about 122.4 g)
  • Ghee icon
    Ghee
    1 tbsp (about 14.4 g)
  • Cardamom pods icon
    Cardamom pods
    3 (about 6 g)
  • Cinnamon stick icon
    Cinnamon stick
    1 (about 4 g)
  • Ginger-garlic paste icon
    Ginger-garlic paste
    1 tbsp (about 15 g)
  • Tomato purée icon
    Tomato purée
    2 tbsp (about 33 g)
  • Cashew nuts icon
    Cashew nuts
    7
  • Ground turmeric icon
    Ground turmeric
    ½ tsp (about 1.15 g)
  • Chili powder icon
    Chili powder
    1 tsp (about 2.65 g)
  • Ground coriander icon
    Ground coriander
    ½ tsp (about 0.85 g)
  • Water icon
    Water
    ½ cup (about 120 g)
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    ½ tsp (about 3 g)
  • Sugar icon
    Sugar
    ¼ tsp (about 1.06 g)
  • Heavy cream icon
    Heavy cream
    2 tbsp (about 30 g)
  • Cilantro icon
    Cilantro
    1 tbsp (about 1.8 g)
  • Fenugreek leaves icon
    Fenugreek leaves
    1 tsp (about 5 g)
  • Garam masala icon
    Garam masala
    1 tsp (about 2.05 g)

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. Close the lid.
  8. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  9. Pressure cook - High, 4 min
  10. Release pressure -
  11. Open the Instant Pot.
  12. Remove the whole spices.
  13. Purée with stick blender until smooth
  14. Add paneer, peas, salt and sugar to the inner pot
  15. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  16. Pressure cook - High, 1 min
  17. Release pressure -
  18. Serve
  19. Garnish with heavy cream, cilantro, fenugreek leaves and garam masala
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