Mattar paneer is a vegetarian north Indian dish consisting of peas and paneer in a tomato based sauce, spiced with garam masala. The aroma and good looks of this dish make it truly irresistible.


  • 2 cups fresh green peas
  • 300 gm paneer
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 tbs oil
  • 2 tbs red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbs cumin(jeera) powder
  • 1/2 tbs turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tbs coriander powder
  • 1/2 tbs garam masala powder
  • 2 bayleaf
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • salt to taste

Ingredients for matar paneer masala paste

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 5-6 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbs ginger
  • 1/2 cup soaked cashew nuts

Stir fry all the masala ingredients and make a smooth paste


Step – 1   In a pan take 1 tbs of oil and cook the peas for 10 min with covered lid.matar

Step – 2   Cut the paneer into small pieces and deep fry in oil.paneer-fry

Step – 3   Heat 3 tbs oil in a container, add bayleaf, chopped onion, prepaired masala and cook on a medium flame for 3-4 minutes, while stirring ocasionally.

Step – 4   Add red chilli powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and cook on a medium flame for 1 min.paneer-massala

Step – 5   Add tomato puree and stir ocasionally on a medium flame.

Step – 6   Add peas, cream and cook for 1 min.


Step – 7   Add two cups water, fried paneer, salt, bring to a boil and simmer for 5-10 minutes.

Step – 8   Serve hot, garnished with the coriander leaves.matar-paneer.jpg

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