Mattar Panir with chives

Mattar Panir with chives

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 149.7
  • Total Fat: 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 19.6 mg
  • Sodium: 226.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 9.1 g

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This is a delicious Indian dish with an added flavor of chives. If you want to lower the fat from Panir, replace with baked tofu chunks. This is a delicious Indian dish with an added flavor of chives. If you want to lower the fat from Panir, replace with baked tofu chunks.
Number of Servings: 8


    Peas, frozen, 1.5 package (10 oz)
    Panir, fresh (Not fried), 5 oz
    Olive Oil, 1 tbsp
    Onions, raw, 1 medium (2-1/2" dia) chopped extra fine
    Ginger Root, 1 " long,peeled and shredded.
    *Cumin seed, 1 tsp roasted and ground or use powder.
    *Coriander seed, 1 tsp rosted and ground or use powder 3/4 tsp.
    Cayenne, 1/2 tsp ( increase if you like spicy hot)
    Cilantro, raw, 1 sprig, chopped and rinsed well.
    Turmeric, ground, .25 tsp
    *Philadelphia Light Chives and Onion Cream Cheese, 8 tbsp
    Progresso Crushed Tomatoes with Puree, ( o basil or other spices added) 0.75 cup


In a medium sauce pan with a heavy base, heat olive oil and drop the onions that would fit and fry golden brown ( aoubt 1/2 a cup). Add the rest of the onions and fry till transparent. Drop all the store bought unroasted spice powders and brown till fragrant. Add the shredded ginger and fry again for 30 seconds. Drop the cream cheese ( brought to room temperature would be easier) and let the heat melt while you mix it throughly without letting the spoon go to not burn. Stir in the frozen peas , crushed tomatoes, a cup of water and turmeric powder. Mix well, add salt to taste, cover and let come to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Add the frozen panir and let cook on a low fame till all the spices are absorbed by the peas and panir. When tender and done, add the cilantro for garnigh. Serve as a side dish with Indian flat bread. Serves 8.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NITAFROMCT.

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  • I love the idea of substituting the cream cheese for some of the paneer! I tried making my own paneer by cooking 4 cups of whole milk w/ 2 TBS lemon juice. I need more practice!!!! - 5/28/08

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  • sounds intriguing...what is Panir? With the indicated spices, I'd like to try this. - 3/15/08

    Reply from NITAINMN (4/25/10)
    Panir is a home made cheese - prepared by curdling fresh milk and letting the water drain. The remaining solids are cut into cubes and used like tofu pieces for added protein.

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  • MMM! Another dish I was privileged to be served by Neeta today! I EVEN got leftovers to bring home!!! I would trust her recipes ANY time! - 3/13/08

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