Matar Paneer

Green peas(mattar/mutter) and cheese curry

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Matar Paneer

Green peas(mattar/mutter) and cheese curry

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

By Lekshmi Radhakrishna..

Published On: 11 Apr 2006

Rating: 4
13 Votes, 8 Reviews
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20 Minutes
Served : 5
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Step 1

Grind ginger and garlic into a paste or crush them in a mortar and pestle.

Step 2

Place pressure cooker on high flame and pour the oil into it.

Step 3

When the oil is hot, add onions and fry till golden brown.

Step 4

Add prepared ginger and garlic and stir for a few seconds.

Step 5

Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt, tomatoes and 1/4 cup water or whey.

Step 6

Stir occasionally and cook till tomatoes are pulpy and oil separates, for about 5 mins.

Step 7

Add peas and saute for about 2 mins and add remaining water or whey.

Step 8

Close cooker and bring to full pressure on high heat, then reduce heat and cook for another minute.

Step 9

Remove cooker from heat and release pressure by slightly lifting the vent weight.

Step 10

Open cooker and place it on medium heat and add paneer.

Step 11

Simmer for about 5 mins and stir in garam masala powder.

Step 12

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Step 13

:- Serve hot.

Step 14

:- I use either "Nanak" brand paneer or any brand of queso blanco (you can find it in any of the mexican stores or at costco). Queso blanco (queso = cheese; blanco = white) is paneer but most brands are salted..

Step 15

:- You can also substitute paneer with extra firm tofu.

Step 16

:-As always play around with the spices to suit your mood!

Step 17

:- I find its tastier if you don¦t fry paneer and its also healthier!

Bhavana Sujith

Yummy tasty recipe..I


yummy husband liked it.


This is the first time am trying a paneer dish.. Thank you for sharing this recipe... It came out yummy yummy :-)

Hema Eshwar

This is a better recipe of Mattar Paneer, I have ever tried. Thanks for sharing it.


good recipe. more than my husband, my child liked it. have to adjust spicyness.


Nice recipe.It is simple to prepare.Please add more recipes.

Mrs. Indu Pradeep

The Mattar Paneer was simply superb...Do add in more veg. recipes .. Thank u so much for the recipe & Good luck


This dish was very tasty and flavorful. The best matar paneer recipe I have tried. Thank you Lekshmi!

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