Matar Paneer ( Peas in cottage cheese )

What you will need:
1 1/2 cups of fresh or frozen peas
1 cup of chopped tomatoes
1" piece of ginger
2-3 green chillies
1 cup cubed paneer (cottage cheese)
1 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 cup cream or 1 cup thick milk
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 bay leaf
1 inch cinnamon stick
1 tbsp kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
salt to taste

How to prepare:
Cook the peas with a little salt and keep aside.I do not like to deep-fry the paneer, but if you like it that way, you could deep fry the paneer cubes until light brown in color. Instead I put the paneer cubes in water for 15 minutes so that the smell goes away and use them as it is.
Grind together the tomatoes, ginger and green chillies into a fine paste.
Heat oil. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf and cinnamon stick and fry until you smell the aroma of the cinnamon stick.
Add the tomato paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder and chilli powder. Cook until the oil separates from the paste.
Add the cooked peas and adjust the salt. Now add the paneer and cream or milk. Add crushed kasoori methi to the gravy. Let the mixture boil for 3-4 minutes.
Serve hot with roti, parantha or rice.