This is a very traditional, very comforting dish for many who grew up in India. Once you taste it, you’ll see why: the creamy cheese, the tang of the tomatoes and onions in the sauce, the bright green peas that pepper it. It’s a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. You can also use frozen paneer, found in the freezer section of most Indian grocery stores
1cupchopped paneersoft Indian cheese, or firm tofu if you are dairy-free
1/4cupheavy creamor full-fat coconut milk
1/4cupchopped fresh cilantro or parsley
12ozfrozen peas1 package
In the Instant Pot, combine the onions, tomatoes, 1/4 cup of the water, the oil, ginger, garlic, turmeric, garam masala, and cayenne. Stir well to combine.
Secure the lid on the pot. Close the pressure-release valve. Select MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK and set the pot at HIGH pressure for 5 minutes. At the end of the cooking time, allow the pot to rest undisturbed for 5 minutes, then release any remaining pressure.
Select SAUTÉ. Add the remaining 1/2 cup water, the paneer, cream, cilantro, and peas. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, 5 to 8 minutes. Select CANCEL.