• 100g Cashew nuts
  • 3 tsp sesame seeds
  • 3 tomatoes pureed
  • 3 tsp oil
  • whole garam masala
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp kasoori methi
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt to taste
  • whipped cream for garnishing


The reason its called Jain Matar paneer is because a sect of Indians who follow Jainism dont eat anything which is below Ground (Onions, Garlic, Ginger to name a few).  So this one goes for my Travian friend Dr. Tapan. Vora….:)

Soak cashew nuts in warm water for 30 mts.

Mix cashew nuts and sesame seeds together in a blender and grind to make a smooth paste.

Make tomato puree of 3 tomatoes by cutting them and grinding them to a smooth paste.

Heat oil in a pan, add whole garam masala and add tomato puree. Cook till Puree starts drying up and becomes thick.

Add cashew and sesame seeds paste and cook for 2 mts.

Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and cook for 5 mts.

Add water, mix and cook for 5-10 mts.

Add paneer, green peas, salt, kasoori methi mix and cook for 5-10 mts.

finally add some cream to decorate the dish.