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Matar paneer recipe | How to make matar paneer

Matar paneer recipe, delicious and flavorful rich side dish with paneer and green peas
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: side
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 190kcal
Author: Harini


  • 1 cup paneer cubes 200 grams
  • 1 1/4 cup shelled green peas
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon kasuri methi
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • To grind to a smooth puree:
  • Set 1
  • 1 large onion
  • 10 cashew nutes
  • 1 " ginger
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • Set 2:
  • 3 large tomatoes


  • Bring a pot full of water to rapid boil. Add the shelled green peas along with 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Parboil green peas for 6-8 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Take roughly chopped onions, cashew nuts, minced ginger and garlic in a mixer jar. Add little water and grind to a smooth puree. Remove to a bowl. Add tomatoes and puree it too.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons butter/ oil in a kadai. Add bay leaf and cumin seeds. Saute for 1-2 minutes till the bay leaf turns a bit dark and cumin seeds crackle.
  • Add the onion-cashew puree and saute very well.cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add tomato puree and mix well. Saute for 3-4 more minutes till the tomato puree gets cooked and leaves the side of the kadai. Add 1/2-3/4 cup water and mix well.
  • Add salt, chili powder,garam masala powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and mix well.
  • Continue to cook for 10-12 minutes till the gravy thickens well,
  • Add par boiled green peas and cook for 5-6 more minutes.
  • Add cubed paneer and mix gently. Simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add chopped cilantro leaves and mix well. Add crushed kauri methi mix well and remove from flame. Serve matar paneer hot with rice/roti.


1. You can fresh cream or malai just before serving
2. You can use milk for grinding cashews instead of water.


Calories: 190kcal