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Quick and Easy Matar Paneer Recipe

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matar paneer recipe

An everyday dish made using the soft & velvety cottage cheese and peas; Matar Paneer is a quintessential dish from the kitchens of Punjab. Boiled peas and paneer cubes are cooked on slow flames in a rich and tangy tomato curry, loaded with an assortment of aromatic Indian spices. Served hot with chapati, naan or rice, this dish will sort your dinner woes.


  • 2 cups cubed and fried paneer
  • 2 cups green peas
  • 3-4 slit green chillies
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 tsp peeled garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1/2 cup grated tomato
  • 4 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves (for garnish), chopped

How to Make Matar Paneer

  • Take a blender and put in onions, garlic and ginger. Blend it in a smooth paste. Now take a pan and heat oil.
  • Add cumin seeds, once they start to splutter put in bay leaves. Now add onion paste and saute till it turns brown and the oil starts leaving the side.
  • Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, salt, garam masala, red chilli powder and coriander powder. Stir fry till the oil separates.
  • Now add boiled peas, paneer and green chillies. Saute it over high heat till they turn glossy.
  • Add water as required and bring it to a boil. Let it simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Transfer it in a serving bowl and garnish it with coriander leaves and serve hot with chapati, naan or rice.


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