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Matar Paneer Recipe

Easy Matar paneer recipe. A popular paneer recipe cooked with paneer (Indian Cottage cheese) and Matar (Green peas) in a creamy rich tomatoes and onion gravy along with aromatics like ginger and kasuri methi.
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Course: curry, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, indian cuisine, north indian
Keyword: matar, matar paneer, Paneer, paneer recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • Non-Stick Pan (US)


  • 200 grams Paneer Indian Cottage cheese
  • 200 grams Peas Matar
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 10 grams ginger
  • 4 sprigs coriander cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala
  • ¼ teaspoon kasuri methi


  • In a pan heat oil and fry together sliced onion, green chillies, ginger, garlic (if using). When onion are slightly brown on edges add sliced tomatoes.
  • Cook this masala for 5-6 minutes till tomatoes are soft. you can cover it with a lid and slow down the heat to low.
  • When it is done, allow onion tomatoes to cool down and grind to smooth paste.
  • Next add a tablespoon oil in a pan and add cumin and smooth masala paste. Cook this paste and add spices and again fry it for few minutes.
  • When masala paste leaves the oil add peas and ¼ cup of water. Cook for few minutes till peas are softened.
  • Next add paneer cubes and coat them well with semi dry masala and peas gravy. Add about 200ml water and cook paneer for 3-4 minutes.
  • Finally add some garam masala and crushed kasuri methi , mix well and enjoy it with jeera rice or Naan or any other flatbread of your choice.



  • Use best quality soft paneer. You can use store bought paneer or homemade I have shared method link above.
  • Do not overcook paneer, it does not taste good. Overcooking makes it rubber like texture so to keep it soft just cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • You can store it in fridge for upto 3-4 days and in freezer for 2-3 months. It reheats well in microwave in both the cases.
  • Add enough tomatoes for a good taste and thick and creamy texture. 
  • Towards the end you can add a light splash of milk cream or milk to tone down the spices and add creamy texture.
  • Add garam masala and kasuri methi in the End for more favour.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 388mg | Potassium: 400mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1151IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 276mg | Iron: 2mg