Better Than The Freezer Aisle: Copycat Amy’s Mattar Paneer
Copycat Amy’s Mattar Paneer
You asked, and we listened! One of the most requested reader “Better Than The Freezer Aisle” recipe do overs was for the Indian Inspired Mattar Paneer.
Finding a flavor filled Vegetarian meal from the freezer aisle can be a daunting task. And even more so is one that contains real ingredients and doesn’t break your lunch budget. And even though Amy’s Mattar Paneer is made with mainly organic ingredients, there are still a few questionable ingredients not to mention the sodium.
Recreating this delicious dish from fresh ingredients is simple. Not surprisingly, the ingredients to make this meal homemade cost less than half compared to purchasing its frozen counterpart.
Lisa @ Onceamonthmeals.com
- 4 onions, halved
- 4 teaspoons garlic
- 2 teaspoons ginger, grated
- 2 ounces diced green chiles
- 4 Tablespoons olive oil
- 3 whole tomatoes
- 1 teaspoons turmeric
- 2 teaspoons garam masala
- 0.25 teaspoons chili powder
- 1.5 teaspoons salt
- 2 cups water
- 16 ounces peas, frozen
- 16 ounces paneer, cut into 1″ cubes
In a food processor, blend the onions, garlic, ginger and green chiles. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the blended ingredients. In the food processor, add tomatoes and blend. Add tomatoes to the skillet and continue to cook for 15 minutes. Add tumeric, garam masala, chili powder, salt, water and peas. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add paneer cubes and cook uncovered for 10 minutes.
Prepare as per above directions. Allow to cool completely. Divide between quart freezer bags, label and freeze. TO SERVE: Thaw. Reheat in microwave for 1-2 minutes.
**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann