Chaitra Navratri 2024: How To Make No Onion-No Garlic Matar Paneer


Welcome to the festive season of Chaitra Navratri 2024! Let's celebrate with a delicious twist on the classic Matar Paneer dish.


Slide into the kitchen and gather these ingredients: 1 cup peas, 1 cup paneer, 1 onion, 1 tomato, 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp garam masala, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chili powder, 1 tsp kasuri methi, 1 tsp oil, and salt to taste.


Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Once they splutter, add chopped onions and sauté until golden brown.


Add ginger-garlic paste and cook for a minute. Then, add chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy.


Time to add the spices! Sprinkle coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.


Now, add the peas and paneer cubes. Mix gently and let it cook for 5 minutes.


To make it no onion-no garlic, skip adding onions and garlic in the beginning and use asafoetida (hing) instead of garlic paste.


For a creamy texture, add a spoonful of fresh cream or cashew paste. Let it simmer for a few minutes.


Sprinkle kasuri methi and give it a final stir. Your no onion-no garlic Matar Paneer is ready to be served with hot rotis or rice.


Enjoy this flavorful and healthy dish with your loved ones this Navratri. Wishing you a happy and prosperous Chaitra Navratri 2024!