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Matar Paneer

An Indian dish from the Punjabi region, Matar Paneer is made with a mixture of green peas and paneer cheese, simmered in a tomato-based sauce.
Matar Paneer

Matar paneer is a North Indian dish that consists of green peas and paneer. The dish is typically prepared in a tomato gravy and garnished with cream.

In some places, potatoes are also added. The peas are cooked in a thick sauce made from tomatoes, ginger, garlic, onion, green chili peppers and garam masala.

Matar Paneer is best served as a side dish with rice, roti or naan.

Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer


Matar Paneer
4.67 from 3 votes

Matar Paneer

An Indian dish from the Punjabi region, Matar Paneer is made with a mixture of green peas and paneer cheese, simmered in a tomato-based sauce.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian, Punjabi
Keyword: Mutter Paneer


  • 400 g Paneer cubed
  • 200 g Green Peas boiled
  • 2 Onion - 2 finely chopped
  • 8 Tomatoes - 8 chopped
  • 2 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tbsp Kasoori Methi
  • 5 to 6 tbsp Fresh Cream
  • 200 ml Water
  • as per taste Salt
  • 4 tbsp Oil


  • 10 to 15 Cashew Nuts soaked in water

To Garnish

  • handful Coriander Leaves


  • Grind the cashew nuts to a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium flame.
  • Add the onions and saute until lightly browned.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and stir well.
  • Simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, black pepper power, kasoori methi and garam masala powder.
  • Keep stirring for a minute or two.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes.
  • Cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Now add the cream and water.
  • Mix well and cook for 15 minutes on low-medium flame.
  • Add the cashew nut paste and stir from time to time.
  • Add the paneer cubes and green peas.
  • Cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with pulao, roti or naans.


Avatar of Sat Paul Gupta
Sat Paul Gupta February 22, 2021 - 9:35 pm

Nice to see all the vegetarian recipes. Keep it up, please.

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Food to Fitness July 10, 2013 - 3:29 am

Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.


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