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Matar Paneer


Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer



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An everyday dish of cottage cheese and peas mingled in a tomato gravy.


  • 2 cups cubed (500 gm) paneer - deep fried to a light brown

    2 cups shelled green peas

    3-4 green chillies-slit a little

    For the Gravy:

    2 cups chopped onions

    1 tsp peeled cloves of garlic-ground with onions

    1 tsp chopped ginger

    1/2 cup tomato-grated or 1/4 cup puree

    1/4 cup oil

    2 tsp cumin seeds

    2 bay leaves (tej patta)

    1/2 tsp turmeric (haldi)

    1 Tbsp salt

    1/2 tsp garam masala

    1/2 tsp powdered red pepper

    1 Tbsp powdered coriander (dhania) seeds

    1 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves, for garnish


Heat oil and add the cumin seeds and the bay leaves.

Add onion paste and saute till brown and fat separates.

Add tomatoes, turmeric, salt, garam masala, red pepper and the coriander powder, and stir-fry till fat separates.

Add the peas, paneer and the green chillies and saute over high heat till glossy.

Add two cups water, bring to a boil and simmer for 5-10 minutes.

Serve hot, garnished with the coriander leaves. Omit the chillies if you so desire.

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Key Ingredients: Cottage Cheese, green peas, green chillies, coriander leaves, garam masala, turmeric, bay leaf, tomato, cumin seeds, ginger, cloves, onion, garlic, vegetable oil, salt, red chilli, coriander seeds