Matar Paneer/Mutter Paneer (Cottage Cheese and Peas in rich spicy gravy)

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Here is one more recipe of Paneer (cottage cheese) for a side dish-curry with another key ingredient, Peas. It’s so obvious to guess its name. Yeah it’s Matar-Paneer curry, very much liked, very much favourite be it at any day to day special dining or at a visit to some restauant or very grand occasion like wedding etc. So its recipe goes here-


Time Taken-For Preparation-15 min

For Cooking-30 min


Category- Side dish (curry)


Paneer (Cottage Cheese)- 250g (cubed)

Peas Pearls (Matar)- 1 cup

Onions-2 large (in paste)

Tomatoes- 3 medium (in purée)

Ginger-Garlic paste- 1 tbsp

Coriander Powder- 2 tsp

Red chilli powder- 1&1/2 tsp

Turmeric Powder- 1 tsp

Garam Masala- 1/2 tsp

Salt- to taste

Oil- for frying & 3 tbsp

Steps to follow

1. First of all, deep fry cottage cheese cubes until they turn golden brown. Take them out on a kitchen paper to drain out their excess oil. Keep them aside.

2. Place a deep pan on flame, put in oil and heat it. Add onion paste and sauté until it turns light brown.

3. Now, add in ginger-garlic paste and sauté it for a while.

4. Then put in all powdered spices except garam masala (coriander powder, red chilli powder, & turmeric powder) and drizzle some drops of water over it.

5. Stir cook till oil separates out from spices.

6. Now stir in tomato purée and cook until its raw smell goes off.

7. Mix in peas followed by seasoning with salt.

8. Then sprinkle garam masala over it and pour in one-one n half cup of water. Leave it to cook closed until peas get soft & whole curry’s moisture heads to dry (if you want it to be a thick watery consistency of gravy; add one more cup of water and let it to steam off leaving peas soft with a desired consistency of gravy).

9. Now add in paneer cubes and let it cook with gravy for 1-2 min to incorporate flavors.

10. Take out and serve hot with some rotis, naan or  steamed rice. Enjoy its deliciousnes.Matar Paneer


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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Delicious and rich!! Sure table winner 🙂

  2. Chance Wanderer says:

    Yumm yummm !

    1. shobhnaa says:

      thank you @chance wanderer

would love to hear from you :)

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