Aloo matar and paneer curry is a simple and delicious liquidy dish (curry) featuring potatoes, peas, and Indian-style cheese. Firm tofu can be substituted for paneer to make this dish vegan-friendly.
In a pot or pressure cooker, heat oil and add onion and garlic. Fry on medium heat till golden, mixing frequently.
Add turmeric, coriander, cayenne, and salt. Mix and fry for 20 to 30 seconds.
Add tomatoes and mix. Cook for about 10 minutes while crushing tomatoes. Mix frequently, making sure it does not burn or stick to the pot. Cook until the oil and mixture separate.
Add cheese or tofu, peas, potato, and ginger. Mix and cook for about 2 minutes, mixing gently.
Mix in water - making sure everything is submerged under water.
• Pressure cooker: With the lid closed, add the pressure weight. Increase the heat to high and cook until done.
• Pot: Increase heat to high until the liquids begin to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer until the potatoes are cooked fully/soft.
Mix in garam masala and garnish with chopped cilantro.