Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer is a popular and decadent North Indian dish which is a combination of paneer and peas cooked in a delicious tomato based gravy. This is a real treat to have for lunch or dinner!



  • 200 grams paneer (cubes)
  • 1 cup green peas, boiled
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • oil
  • coriander to garnish


  1. In a kadai, heat 2 tablespoons oil on medium heat.
  2. Add the cumin seeds, and when they sizzle, add the green chillies, onions, garlic and ginger.
  3. Cook till the onions are soft, and then add the chopped tomatoes, and salt.
  4. Let this cook for around 8 minutes then take off heat and set aside to cool down.
  5. Once cooler, blitz this mixture.
  6. Now heat 2 tablespoons of oil in the kadai again.
  7. Add the mixture and cook on medium heat till the oil separates.
  8. Now add the peas, paneer and spices.
  9. Let this cook for around 10 minutes, mixing in intervals.
  10. Taste and add more salt if needed and garnish with some chopped fresh coriander.
  11. Serve hot with chapatis or rice.



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