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Matar paneer

Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer is a delicious north indian curry with the goodness of both cottage cheese and peas simmered in a tasty gravy. 

Course lunch ideas, Main Course, paneer recipe, sabzi
Cuisine north indian, punjabi
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Jayashree


  • 1 cup green peas
  • 100 grams paneer cubes
  • 2 tablespoon oil + extra for frying
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • salt to taste

To be made into paste 1

  • 6 cashew soaked for half an hour

To be made into paste 2

  • 1 onion
  • 1 green chilly
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2-3 cloves garlic

To be made into puree

  • 2 tomato


  1. Soak the cashew and tomatoes in hot water separately. 

  2. Make a paste of ingredients as mentioned above. 

  3. Grind the tomatoes and make a puree.

  4. Boil the peas with a little salt. 

  5. Take oil in a pan, add the paste 2 and saute it for 5-6 minutes. The raw smell should go and it should be light pink in colour. 

  6. Add the tomato puree and let cook for sometime. 

  7. Add the turmeric powder, chilly powder, garam masala and salt to it. Mix well. Let the flavours mingle well. 

  8. Put the cashew paste to it. 

  9. Adjust the consistency of the gravy. 

  10. Meanwhile, fry the paneer and keep them ready. 

  11. Add peas and paneer cubes to it. 

  12. Let cook for sometime.

  13. Serve hot with any Indian flatbread.

Recipe Notes

  • If you are using frozen peas, thaw them.
  • If using fresh peas, boil them with a little salt.
  • Use paneer without frying for a healthier version.
  • I have fried and put them.