Matar Paneer(Punjabi Recipe)

Matar Paneer originated from North India and one of very classic dish. This is available on all good Indian restaurant menu. It is made of Indian cottage cheese and fresh green peas  in creamy gravy and flavored with spices .


  • Paneer(Cottage cheese) –1 cup(homemade)
  • Green peas(Matar) – 2 cup
  • Tomato – 2 chopped
  • Black paper powder – 1tbs
  • Salt- 1/2 tsp( as per taste)
  • Cooking oil -2 tbsp
  • Onion – 1  grated
  • Garlic-4 to 5
  • Ginger-1 tsp paste
  • Cumin seed – 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder-1 tsp
  • Garam masala-1 tbs
  • Cashew nut- 6 to 8 pieces
  • Kasuri methi-1 tbsp
  • Fresh cream-1 tsp


Step 1 – Take  one cup of water in a saucepan and add chopped tomato,garlic,cashew nut then boil it for 5-10 minutes till it gets soften. Switch off flame and keep aside.

Step 2 – Boil water in a pan add green peas, cook it for5minutes. Remove from heat and quickly wash with cold water keep aside.

Step 3 – In grinder take tomato , cashew nut, garlic, grind it well then keep aside.

Step 4 – Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan add  paneer and fry it and take out and keep in water. In same pan add 1/2 tsp cumin seed when seed crackle add grated onion cook till brown. Add ginger garlic paste cook 30 seconds add tomato paste  cook 2-3 minutes . Add garam masala, red chili powder, coriander powder and mix it then add green peas mix it. Cook it for 5 minutes, add salt and  fried paneer then  cook it for another 1 -2 minutes,add kasuri methi, mix it proper remove from heat ,add fresh cream and mix well serve with roti/naan.


26 Comments Add yours

  1. Kennedy says:

    I think I’ll try this! It looks delicious!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks so much,glad to know you like it.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. This looks very delicious. I don’t know, what Kasuri Methi Mix is?
    Maybe I can make this myself, we can’t buy this here in Spain.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks so much friend.

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    2. Kasuri methi is dry fenugreek leaves

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      1. Then I will need to not use this, not possible to find here. Thank you.

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    3. U can buy herbs and spices sections.

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      1. Yes, but not many Indian spices here in Spain. Only Garam Masala and Tandoori Masala. Do you know, what is inside?


          1. Thank you very much 🙂


  3. Roxie says:

    this looks amazing! do you think I can omit the peas, we’re not fans of them at my house…just asking, really like the blend of spices and I look forward to giving this recipe a try, thanks!

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    1. Hi Roxie,glad to know you like my Matar Paneer recipe . You can make it without peas.In my blog there are more paneer Recipes without peas like paneer pasanda,paneer tawa masala….. you may like those as well

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      1. Roxie says:

        Wonderful, I’ll try some, appreciate your suggestions!

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Forgiven says:

    Love Indian food!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Favourite curry to make EVER!

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  6. Alice says:

    This is gorgeous! I will definitely try this out. Mmm!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks ,it’s my pleasure!!!!


  7. This is a great dish. By far, it is one of my favorites when I dine out at some of our local restaurants.

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      1. I had to go out and get this tonight. It was outstanding.

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        1. Awesome,thank you !


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