Matter Paneer

Also Known As:  Matter Paneer, Green Peas with Cheese

Category:  Curry

Region:  North Indian

Type:  Vegetarian


  1. Cut in to cubes Paneer     500    g
  2. Peas Shelled    200    g
  3. Onion     2    nos.
  4. Tomatoe     3    nos.
  5. Ginger paste     1    tbsp
  6. Garlic Paste     2    tbsp
  7. Coriander Powder     2    tsp
  8. Cumin Seeds Powder     1    tsp
  9. Garam Masala     2    tsp
  10. Turmeric Powder     ½    tsp
  11. Green Chillies     2    nos.
  12. Oil     6    tbsp
  13. Water     1½    cups
  14. Salt     ½    tsp
  15. Thick Cream     3    tbsp
  16. Coriander Leaves     2    tbsp


  1. Grind onions in to a fine paste in a food processor. Keep aside.
  2. Next grind tomatoes in to fine paste and keep aside.
  3. Heat 2-3 tbsp of oil in a pan and gently stir-fry the cubes of paneer till golden. Remove on to paper towel and keep aside.
  4. In the same vessel heat 2-3 tbsp of oil and add the onion paste.Fry till it turns light brown.
  5. Add tomato paste, ginger and garlic paste and fry for another 2 minutes.
  6. Add the coriander, Cumin, turmeric and garam masala powders, green chillies and fry, stirring continuously till the oil begins to separate from the masala(spice mixture).
  7. Add the peas to the masala and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Then add the paneer, water and salt, reduce flame to a simmer and cook till the gravy thickens.
  9. When the gravy is as thick as you would like, turn off the flame and stir in the cream.
  10. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
  11. Mutter paneer tastes great with parathas, nanns and even jeera rice.

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