Matar 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 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

  • Prep time:
  • Cook time:
  • Serves: 5

Main Ingredients:

  1. green peas
  2. 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...

Sailu

I'm a food blogger, food photographer and organic gardener based out of India. I enjoy cooking for my family using fresh produce from my vegetable garden and farmer's market. I love to try out various cuisines and perfect my cooking skills. I believe that hard work, self-discipline, and a positive attitude cannot help but reap a harvest of fantastic results. Say hello and join me on Pinterest, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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83 Responses

  1. Kalyani says:

    wow it looks delicious ……

  2. Shruthi says:

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

  3. Swathi says:

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

    • Sailu says:

      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.

  4. viveka says:

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

  5. harini-jaya says:

    Awesome curry and gr8 click there!!!

  6. Hema says:

    Looks great !!

  7. Looks great Sailu, nice click !!!

  8. lakshmi says:

    Hello Sailugaru:

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

  9. Soma Pradhan says:

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

  10. Neha says:

    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

  11. Sudha says:

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

  12. Latha says:

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

  13. Roshni says:

    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 !!!!

  14. tanuja says:

    Hi sailugaru,

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

  15. geetha says:

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

  16. Chitra Thyagarajan says:

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

  17. ashwini says:

    Absolutely delicious!! It came out very well!

  18. Pratibha says:

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

  19. Monica says:

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

  20. Vanee Gantasala says:

    Hi Sailaja,

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

  21. Vineela says:

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

  22. kiran says:

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

  23. PREETAM says:

    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

  24. Shruthi says:

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

  25. vanessa says:

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

  26. Jo says:

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

  27. Gus says:

    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.

    • Sailu says:

      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.

  28. Sai says:

    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?

  29. Suchi says:

    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.

  30. Leepakshi says:

    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 ! :)

  31. Leepakshi says:

    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 ! :)

  32. Pandu says:

    Hi Sailu,

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

  33. Pandu says:

    Hi Sailu,

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

  34. sahana says:

    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?

  35. Anonymous says:

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

    Anzz
    http://www.anzzcafe.com

  36. Paneer Lover says:

    awesome recipe

  37. Mugdha B says:

    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!!

  38. Vinu says:

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

  39. Agi says:

    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?

  40. Agi says:

    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?

  41. Nisha says:

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

  42. Nisha says:

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

  43. ajit says:

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

  44. rash says:

    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!

  45. Begalebird says:

    great recipe.thanks,i loved it

  46. preethi says:

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

  47. Mridula gupta says:

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

  48. Deepaspgowda says:

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

  49. Kavitamankal says:

    deliciour receipte. i loved it thanks

    kavita pandurgang

  50. kirti says:

    thank u for yummy recipe.

  51. mili says:

    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

  52. Kapvan says:

    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.

  53. Sruthi says:

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

  54. Shweta says:

    Hi Sailu,

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

  55. kris says:

    any replacement for kitchen king masala powder

    • 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

    • 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

  56. Panthea Elangovan says:

    I really enjoyed the show. Lovely recipes.

  57. Tavishi says:

    Yesterday i tried this receipe for puri and got appreciations from the guests, thanks alot

  58. Suz says:

    Lovely flavour! Had to cook for 35 people and just made four times this amount in one go. I too would recommend making a fine paste. Thanks!

  59. Mohit says:

    I tried this recipe today and it was good though the paste is rough but I find it good in taste.

  60. mili says:

    its amazing, i just love this recipe, thanx a lot

  61. BeeGee says:

    Made this dish last night – came out very well -did not have kitchen king masala and left out malai ..family loved it …thanks a ton

  62. saveek says:

    can it be made without corainder powder

  63. Afreen says:

    Thank you so much for the recipe! It turned out very well :)

  64. Snair says:

    I have made this matar paneer recipe lot of times n its always a hit,but now i have to make it for 40 people, can u pls tell how to make such huge quantity(any tips),or any other paneer recipe that will be easier.

  1. June 4, 2012

    […] About a week ago, I tried making mutter paneer for the first time. Mutter paneer, a popular Indian dish of fresh cheese cubes and peas in a tomato-based sauce, requires many small steps, and the paneer needs to sit overnight for best results. As I rarely plan out meals more than a few hours ahead of time (and that’s only when I get distracted at work and am daydreaming about 5pm), I’d never made it before. But it’s one of my favorites and as I’d learned on a recent trip home, not that hard apart from the planning aspect. So when I got a special birthday request to make it, it ended up being a good chance to try it out. Once I made the paneer, I basically followed this recipe. […]

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