Thursday, November 27, 2014

Matar paneer

matar paneer/mutter paneer

Matar paneer is a tasty Punjabi dish prepared as gravy by adding mutter (green peas) and paneer. 

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  • 1 cup Green peas
  • 250 gms Paneer
  • 3 Medium sized Onions (Chopped as cubes)
  • 4 Medium sized tomatoes (Chopped as cubes)
  • 1 inch length Ginger (skin peeled and finely chopped)
  • 3-4 Garlic pods (finely chopped)
  • 2 tsp Cashews
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp + 1 ladle Oil
  • As per taste Salt

Spice powders to add:

  • 1 tbsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Red chilli powder


1) Heat 2 tbsp oil in a kadai and add onion, ginger, garlic and cashews, fry till onions turn light brown.

2) Add tomatoes and fry till they turn mushy. After it cools, grind to smooth paste.

3) Heat 1 ladle oil in the kadai and add cumin seeds. After it crackles add the ground paste, leave to boil for few minutes.

4) Then add Turmeric powder, Red chilli powder, Garam masala and Salt, leave it to boil for few minutes.

5) Add Green peas/matter and 1/2 cup water, close it with a lid to cook the green peas in gravy.

6) After green peas are cooked, add paneer and gently mix. Let it get cooked in gravy for 2 minutes. 

7) Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and switch off the fame.

Tasty matter paneer ready to pair up with Roti, parathas or rice.


1) You can also add 1 tsp of Kasuri methi/dried fenugreek leaves along with coriander leaves

2) Avoid over cooking paneer in the gravy, as it will turn rubbery.


  1. My favorite recipe... It came out very well when I tried in home... My husband told it's better than restaurant .. thanks harini for sharing such awesome recipe ������

  2. Thank you Priya for your wonderful comment :)