Matar Paneer Recipe

Matar Paneer Recipe
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Cottage cheese marries fresh green peas so well, that matar paneer is the dish to whip up if you have both these ingredients in your pantry. Add in a few chopped coriander leaves for garnish and you have a success recipe for some happy tummies.
Matar Paneer Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 6.9 / 10 (59 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
Calories Per Serving 320
  • 200 gms Paneer
  • 1 cup cooked Green Peas
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • 1 tsp Roasted cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger-garlic Paste
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Green Coriander Leaves (chopped)
How to make Matar Paneer:
  • Heat vegetable oil in a pan.
  • Cut the paneer into small sized cubes.
  • Fry them on medium flame until they turn light brown. Occasionally turn the cubes while frying. Take them out.
  • Chop the tomato, onions, and green chilli.
  • Make a paste by grinding it in a grinder.
  • Now fry this paste for 8-10 minutes. Add ginger-garlic paste and mix well.
  • Heat rest of the oil and fry bay leaves along with cloves for about 30 secs.
  • Add the prepared paste and fry on a medium flame until it turns golden brown.
  • Add poppy seeds, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala, black pepper powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix them well.
  • Now add green peas and fry for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add sufficient water to make thick gravy. Heat the gravy till it boils.
  • Add paneer cubes. Stir the mixture properly and cook on a medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Garnish the dish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Matar Paneer is ready to serve.

Reviews and Ratings:
durgesh posted 25/05/2012
bb posted 17/01/2012
Not as hard as I thought but time consuming. As with all Indian food, by the time I'm done preparing it and my house, hair and clothes are permeated with the spice and grease smell, I think next time I'll do take out.
priyal posted 03/09/2011
wow ! i love mutter paneer but the thing is that i tried ur exact recipe it was very very spicy :(
like as u gave the recipe i did the same thing but u shuld have added little less spices ! anyhow , its gud to taste but spicy ~ !