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Matar Paneer

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Matar Paneer

When in season, I made optimum use of fresh green peas and froze a kilo for the summer months. Combined a small cup of peas with paneer and prepared a tomato based curry to go with rotis for our mid day meal. Matar Paneer, a culinary gem of North Indian origin, is a popular, simple to make and delectable creamy curry that is hard to resist.

Matar Paneer Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 40 mts

Serves 4-5 persons

Cuisine: North Indian

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Ingredients:

1/4 kg paneer – cube and saute in a tsp of ghee till lightly browned

small cup fresh green peas

1 large onion, finely chop

ginger-green chilli paste (1″ ginger piece+3 green chillis)

2 tomatoes, finely chopped

3/4 tsp red chilli pwd

pinch of turmeric pwd

1 1/4 tsps coriander pwd

1/2 tsp kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves)

pinch of garam masala pwd

1 tsp Kitchen King masala pwd

1 tsp malai, top of milk

salt to taste

1 tbsp oil

1 Heat oil in a cooking vessel, add the onions and sauté, approx 4-5 mts. Add ginger-green chilli paste, coriander pwd, turmeric pwd, red chilli pwd and combine. Add few tbsps water and saute for a mt.
2 Add tomatoes and cook for 4-5 mts. Turn off heat and cool. Make a coarse paste.
3 Return this paste to the vessel, add a cup of water and bring to a boil. Reduce flame, add the green peas and cook for 6 mts. Add the paneer and malai and simmer for 7-8 mts. Add salt. Simmer for a few more mts.
4 Stir in malai, garam masala pwd, Kitchen King masala and kasuri methi and combine, cook for a mt. Turn off flame.
5 Let it sit for a while before serving. The gravy thickens, so at the time of serving, add a little milk and combine. Serve hot with rotis or naan.

Matar Paneer Recipe

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Yield: 5
Main Ingredients: green peas paneer

Matar Paneer When in season, I made optimum use of fresh green peas and froze a kilo for the summer months. Combined a small cup of peas with paneer and prepared a tomato based curry to go with rotis for our mid day meal. Matar Paneer, a culinary gem of North Indian origin, is a […]

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By • Apr 28th, 2010 • Category: All Recipes, Indian Curry Recipes, Indian Paneer Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Recipes, North Indian Recipes, Recipes Vegetable Dishes

  • http://kalyanikitchen.blogspot.com/ Kalyani

    wow it looks delicious ……

  • Shruthi

    Looking very delicous, I am going to try it out today, thanks for the wonderful recipes

  • Swathi

    Hi Sailu,
    Nice recipe.
    What is kitchen king masala? Is there a substitute for it as I have never seen it in UK?
    Thanks.

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      It should be available in the Indian stores. Its a spice blend that enhances the flavor of the curry. Its packaged similar to Pav Bhaji or Chole Masala spice blends. You can omit it if not available. It tastes good without it too.

      • Swathi

        Thanks a lot for your prompt response, will look for it next time.

  • viveka

    hi sailu,
    it’s very tempting sailu
    may i know the brand name(kitchen king masala)
    thanks

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      I have tried both ‘Badshah’ and ‘Everest’ brands and both are good.

  • http://tamalapaku.blogspot.com harini-jaya

    Awesome curry and gr8 click there!!!

  • http://indiancookingblog.blogspot.com/ Hema

    Looks great !!

  • http://mharorajasthanrecipes.blogspot.com/ Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

    Looks great Sailu, nice click !!!

  • lakshmi

    Hello Sailugaru:

    For busy moms like us, can you please post a weekly menu calender that well balances nutrition and taste ?

  • http://ourrecipediary.blogspot.com Soma Pradhan

    Lovely Dish..looks so tempting.. the paneer is loking so soft that will melt in mouth

  • http://aks-cooking.blogspot.com/ Neha

    Hi,
    looks great..
    I have also a version of matar paneer. We add ricotta cheese and the taste is really good..
    check out my recipe at
    http://aks-cooking.blogspot.com/2010/04/matar-paneer.html

  • Sudha

    Wow, what a full flavoured dish….beautiful to look at, easy to cook!!

  • Latha

    yet another satisfying recipe of yours that i tried for dinner. with fresh summer peas and tomatoes the gravy tasted superb!

  • Roshni

    Hi Sailu,

    I love your recipes….they turn out perfect every time….no tweaking needed at all…..every morning as soon as i start my day yours is the first website I open to plan my meal for the day :-) thanks a lot and keep doing what you do !!!!

  • http://amruthavilas.blogspot.com/ tanuja

    Hi sailugaru,

    nenu mee website regular ga chaduvutuntaaanu..You have a great way of presenting your dishes…pics are so delicious :-)

  • geetha

    hi sailu seen urs site in some newspaper and visited it. its great u answer the doubts too. thanks for such a nice site.

  • Chitra Thyagarajan

    The recipe is great, Madam and has come out great also. Thank you

  • ashwini

    Absolutely delicious!! It came out very well!

  • Pratibha

    It came out quite well.Loved it!
    Love ur site.

  • Monica

    Hi, I dont have malai..is there anything else I can use? How about cream? I live in US..thanks

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Yes, you can use cream.

  • Vanee Gantasala

    Hi Sailaja,

    Thanx a ton for this recipe. Had made it last night for the phulka’s and was appreciated by all.

  • Vineela

    Hi Sailu garu, what do u cal kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves), malai and coriander pwd in telugu? Thanks in advance.

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Menthu aakulu that are dried is kasuri methi. Malai is pala meegada and coriander pwd is dhaniyala podi.

      • Vineela

        Sailu garu u r really awesome. Thanks a ton for the prompt reply. I wish u al d very best for ur future endeavours.

  • http://sailusfood.com kiran

    how do u preserve peas for summer?do boil and freeze?

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Freeze them fresh without boiling.

  • PREETAM

    HI,

    i tried out this recipe as its the festive season and needed something to celebrate. it turned out very well. all my friends who came to celebrate enjoyed it. thanks

  • Shruthi

    Can we use heavy cream instead of malai since we dont boil milk that often in the US ?

  • vanessa

    i really need to know whether i can skip kasuri methi and kitchen king masala?

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      You can skip Kitchen King Masala. Use kasuri methi for this recipe.

  • Jo

    Tried this recipe today….was wonderful. Skipped kitchen king, as I did not have it.

  • Gus

    Although it calls for a great variety of spices and the picture looks lovely, the recipe lacks flavour. I ended up adding almost a full tbsp of the garam masala and a tbsp of extra salt to get it to taste. it is certainly lacking something. It is sad, i invested all afternoon yesterday making the paneer and carefully mixing the spices from scratch to make it even tastier but it was just disappointing.

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      The amount of spices and salt used is according to one’s taste and preferences. I mentioned salt to taste. Spices like garam masala and chili powder used in a recipe will vary from cook to cook. Appreciate your feedback.

  • Sai

    Dear Sailu,

    Thq for the recipe, my daughter is found of Paneer. I will surly try at home. You have not used Garlic in this because of which even my mom can eat. Thq you once more. kindly send such recipes which are easy to make.

    can you help me make Paneer tikka?

  • Suchi

    Dear Sailu,
    have tried this recipe a few weeks ago and came out very well. I am going to make it today again, for my daughter’s birthday.

  • Leepakshi

    Hi Sailu. The picture gives the impression of a delicious dish to me. I am going to try it right now. I was searching for recipe of matar paneer when i came across yours. And i found it better than even sanjeev kapoor’s. Well let’s just try and see how it comes out. Thanks for the post anyways ! :)

  • Leepakshi

    Hi Sailu. The picture gives the impression of a delicious dish to me. I am going to try it right now. I was searching for recipe of matar paneer when i came across yours. And i found it better than even sanjeev kapoor’s. Well let’s just try and see how it comes out. Thanks for the post anyways ! :)

  • Pandu

    Hi Sailu,

    Tried this recipe yesterday and came it out very tasty. Thank you!!!

  • Pandu

    Hi Sailu,

    Tried this recipe yesterday and came it out very tasty. Thank you!!!

  • sahana

    Hi,
    I made the recipe yesterday.It came out very well.Thanks a lot.
    Just a question?can i directly add paneer without sauting in ghee and cook for 7-8 mins?

    • Anonymous

      Yes, you can do that too. I do that often.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, you can do that too. I do that often.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, you can do that too. I do that often.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, you can do that too. I do that often.

  • Anonymous

    Loved this recipe. Made a great side for dinner. Thanx Sailu..

    Anzz
    http://www.anzzcafe.com

  • Paneer Lover

    awesome recipe

  • Mugdha B

    i followed the recipe step by step as given, and i must say, it was finger licking tasty!! the best mutter paneer ive tasted till date!!

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  • Vinu

    Excellent recipe Sailu. I prepared it today. Thank you so much for sharing :)

  • Agi

    Hi Sailu,
    I saw your blog yesterday for the first time and I really love it! As I’m not Indian girl it’s difficult for me to cook Indian dishes for my husband.
    I tried the recipe above and I must admit it was delicious! I want to try some more! Do you have any typical kashmiri reciper here?

  • Agi

    Hi Sailu,
    I saw your blog yesterday for the first time and I really love it! As I’m not Indian girl it’s difficult for me to cook Indian dishes for my husband.
    I tried the recipe above and I must admit it was delicious! I want to try some more! Do you have any typical kashmiri reciper here?

  • http://spusht.blogspot.com/ Nisha

    I cooked this today. Best recipe of Mattar Paneer so far. Thanks for sharing!

  • http://spusht.blogspot.com/ Nisha

    I cooked this today. Best recipe of Mattar Paneer so far. Thanks for sharing!

  • ajit

    Hey …. Its so tasty … I cooked it for first time ….thanks

  • rash

    HI Sailu,
    Thanks for the wonderfull recipe :-) i had tried many paneer mutter recipes before…but was not satisfiable…but this recipe came out very well…mouthwatering indeed!

  • Begalebird

    great recipe.thanks,i loved it

  • preethi

    fantastic recipe… love all your recipes.. have been trying out quite a few of them lately.. thank you

  • Mridula gupta

    it looks delicious.i’ll definetly try it.bcoz i love muttor paneer.

  • Deepaspgowda

    hi,sailu
    thx for posting wonderful recipe.all luved it.pls post some more paneer recipes.
    thanks once again

  • Kavitamankal

    deliciour receipte. i loved it thanks

    kavita pandurgang

  • kirti

    thank u for yummy recipe.

  • mili

    I tried this recipe last week, by making the mixture into a coarse paste. Though the taste was good, the texture was not right, water and the solid came out separately and I didn’t feel like the recipe was a hit :(. But then tried for lunch today, by making the mixture into a smooth paste, it turned out to be excellent. Thanks Sailu. Am giving this feedback so that, if anyone faces a similar problem, they can follow this tip

  • Kapvan

    Thank you. Tried out the recipe today for lunch. Great. Totally used only 1.5 tsp of ghee and 1.5 tsp of olive oil. Used curd instead of malai. Added little garlic also. Came out well.

  • Sruthi

    Love all your recipes Sailu.. I am from Andhra myself, and enjoy the blend of South / North Indian recipes you post.

  • Shweta

    Hi Sailu,

    loved your recipe hv made it rite nw and it tastes and luks gr8!!! thanks :-)

  • kris

    any replacement for kitchen king masala powder

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      If you do not Kitchen King masala, omit it. Add pinch cumin powder, pinch raw mango powder (amchur) and use a little less than 1/2 tsp garam masala powder instead of a pinch of garam masala powder

  • Panthea Elangovan

    I really enjoyed the show. Lovely recipes.