Friday 17 January 2014

Mattar paneer | Matar Paneer | Paneer Peas Masala

Matar Paneer/Mutter paneer -  an irresistible creamy curry prepared with paneer/Indian cottage cheese and peas.  The malai and cashews lend a beautiful creamy texture to the gravy.  It is a fantastic, mouthwatering side dish that goes very well with rotis, parathas, naan and any pulao.

Try this extremely popular Punjabi dish and am sure it will become your favorite too.

Matar paneer, Mattar paneer


  • Paneer/cottage cheese - 250 gm, cube them
  • Peas - 1 cup
  • Fresh cream/malai - 1 tbsp (cream from top of milk/paal aadai)
  • Turmeric/haldi - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander/dhaniya powder - 3/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Kasuri methi/dry fenugreek leaves - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp

To Grind:
  • Tomato - 1 big, ripe
  • Onion - 1 medium sized
  • Green chilli - 1
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch
  • Garlic - 3
  • Cashews - 6

For step-by-step detailed instructions, please check Matar Paneer Recipe Video:

How To Prepare Matar Paneer:
  • Grind all the ingredients under "To Grind" section to a fine paste and set aside.
  • Heat ghee in a kadai and saute the paneer cubes till they turn light brown.
  • Heat oil in the same kadai and add cumin seeds. Once they start spluttering, add the masala paste and fry for a few minutes on medium flame till the oil separates and you get a good aroma.
  • Add turmeric, dhaniya, red chilli powders and mix well.
  • Then add peas and salt and mix well and add about 2-1/2 cups of water and let it cook on medium flame till the peas become soft.
  • Add malai, kasuri methi, garam masala powder and paneer cubes, mix well and let it cook for another 3-4 minutes and remove from fire.
  • Serve hot with rotis, parathas, rice or any pulao.

Paneer peas masala, matar paneer


Home Cooked food said...

Delicious looking dish.

Lincyscookart said...

That is nice and rich creamy curry. I use to prepare this curry easily using frozen peas on lazy day. Lovely curry

Remya said...

wow tempting
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Beena said...

Wow super tempting

great-secret-of-life said...

creamy gravy.. Looks yummy

Merry Tummy said...

This My favourite side dish.loved the pics...thanks for your lovely comments on my site..... :-)

Sundari Nathan said...

mattar paneer looks so awesome!! Drooling pics!!

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