Matar Paneer Recipe

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Matar Paneer
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

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

Ingredients of Matar Paneer

  • 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

How to Make Matar Paneer

1.Blend the onions, garlic and ginger to a paste.
2.Heat oil and add the cumin seeds and the bay leaves.
3.Add onion paste and saute till brown and fat separates.
4.Add tomatoes, turmeric, salt, garam masala, red pepper and the coriander powder, and stir-fry till fat separates.
5.Add the peas, paneer and the green chillies and saute over high heat till glossy.
6.Add two cups water, bring to a boil and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
7.Serve hot, garnished with the coriander leaves. Omit the chillies if you so desire.
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  • By: Shara Garg 1 year ago
  • By: Shipra Wadhawan 8 months ago
    spicy and delicious.
  • By: Priya Arora 1 year ago
  • By: Kristin 1 year ago
    This was good but I only loosely followed it because the directions were vague and never mentioned the ginger. In case it helps others, here is what I did. I pan seared the paneer instead of deep frying it. I just finely chopped the onions and then cooked them with the garlic. Added the ginger (grated like a puree instead of chopped) for about 30 seconds after the onions were done. I only added a tsp of salt and then tasted it and added more as needed... 1 Tbsp of salt is way too much. It was a lot of water to add so I had to cook it for considerably longer than 5-10 mins to cook it down to a reasonable consistency. This caused the peas to cook longer than I'd have liked. Next time I think I would cut the water by half. I added about 1/4 cup coconut milk at the end, just because yum. Overall it turned out super tasty.
  • By: Yo scorpion 2 years ago
    Excellent recipe of Matar paneer. Tried various recipes but none as nice as this. It's quick and easy too.
  • By: bitlets 1 year ago
    This matar paneer recipe is horrible. It doesn't even talk about adding the ginger in the steps or what kind of oil to use. Or to even remove the bay leaves (for the novices). Once you add TWO cups of water it's basically all water, zero flavour. Should be a much thicker consistency. Skip this recipe, it's garbage and a waste of your time and ingredients.
  • By: Aprajita Vij 7 months ago
    this sounds yummy and simple. will make it tonight :)
  • By: Gunjan Bajaj 6 months ago
    Big fan of Paneer and i can't cook so i hope i get the motivation this time !
  • By: Divyansha Khatri 6 months ago
    Now i know what to cook for the guests tonight.
  • By: Shitija 6 months ago
    All time favourite recipe ! Made it more than 10 times