Heat up 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, once hot add the cumin seeds let them sizzle then add the ginger, garlic and the green chilli and fry for 1 minute.
Add the chopped onions and a pinch of salt and cook until golden.
Mix in the tomatoes and cook until soft. Then cool down and grind into a paste.
Wipe the pan and add the other tbsp of oil, once hot add the tomato paste and cook until all moisture evaporates, keep stirring.
Add the spices, turmeric, coriander, red chilli and garam masala powder, cook for 1 minute.
Mix in just enough water for a gravy consistency and add the peas, bring to boil then simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the paneer cubes, cook for 4 minutes more, turn off the flame and garnish with chopped coriander.