Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer is a North Indian Paneer recipe. It is a very simple yet delicious recipe. Its fuss free recipe. Paneer pieces and green peas are simmered in spicy onion-tomato gravy. It is very popular dish. You can find in almost all Indian restaurant menu. My family love this curry. I do make it once a month as this is light and healthy. Today I have made this gravy without adding any heavy cream so it’s very healthy. But you can add heavy cream if you wish to. Matar paneer goes very well with Roti, Plain Paratha, Naan, Kulcha or even with Rice.





Serves 3 to 4 people



Paneer cubes – 250 gms

Matar / Green Peas – 1/2 cup (I have used frozen)

Roughly chopped Tomatoes – 4 medium size

Roughly chopped onion – 1 medium size

Garlic – 4 cloves

Ginger – 1″

Cashew nuts – 7 to 8

Chili powder – 1 1/2 tsp

Kitchen king masala – 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Cumin and Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Pinch of turmeric

Sugar – 1 tsp or as per sourness of tomatoes

Kasuri methi – 1 tsp

Oil – 2 tbsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Ghee – 1 tbsp



1. Heat ghee in a pan. Add paneer cubes in it and saute paneer from both the sides until golden brown in color. Keep it aside.


2. Heat oil in another pan. Add cumin seeds. when cumin seeds crackled, add ginger, garlic, cashews, onion and tomatoes. Saute it for 10 minutes over medium heat or until everything is fully cooked. Let it cools down.


3. Take this onion tomato mixture into blender. Grind it and sieve it very well.

4. Place this gravy into a pan. Switch on the flame. Add chili powder, coriander and cumin powder, turmeric powder, kitchen king masala, kasuri methi and sugar. Mix them well. Cook this gravy for 5 minutes over medium heat.


5. Add paneer cubes and green peas into this gravy and again cook it for 8 to 10 minutes over medium heat.


6. Matar paneer is ready. Serve it with Roti, Plain Paratha, Naan, Kulcha or even with Rice.



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  1. Antonet Roajer
    Antonet Roajer 20 June, 2015, 13:10

    Lovely presentation!!

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  2. Shilpa
    Shilpa 20 June, 2015, 18:08

    Tried it..came out we’ll..thank you Dhwani Mehta

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  3. Anu
    Anu 29 June, 2015, 18:58

    Love your recipes Dhwani! Can’t wait to try this one. Quick qs: what brand of kitchen king masala did you use? Thanks in advance! 🙂

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    • Dhwani Mehta
      Dhwani Mehta Author 1 July, 2015, 09:10

      Thanks Anu!!!
      I used Everest Brand Kitchen King Masala. Let me know if you have any question while making this yummy recipe. 🙂

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