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Matar Paneer | Paneer Matar Masala
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Matar Paneer | Paneer Matar Masala

An absolute classic delicacy! Delicious Paneer Curry Perfect with any Indian Breads!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Veg Gravies
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 210kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • 200 g Paneer Cubed
  • 1 cup Green Peas
  • 1 finely Onion Chopped
  • 3 finely Tomato Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Cashew
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • Ginger Chopped, 1 Teaspoon
  • Garlic Chopped, 1 Teaspoon
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Dry Kasoori Methi
  • Salt To taste
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Cream
  • Coriander Leaves For Garnishing

For Tempering

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Cinnamon (Pattai) 1" Piece
  • Cloves (Krambu / Lavang) 3-4
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds


Preparing Masala

  • I used store bought paneer cubes which I refrigerated and so I took it fridge an soaked the paneer cubes in warm water for 10 minutes. My paneer cubes are soft by that time.
    Let's prepare our masala now. Heat oil in pan and add cashew nuts and fry for 30 seconds. Add chopped onions, garlic and ginger along with pinch of salt and saute them till the onions turn light brown color

Cooking Tomatoes

  • Add turmeric, green chillies and saute it for 10 seconds. Then add chopped tomatoes and saute them in medium flame till the tomatoes are cooked and become mushy

Grinding Onion-Tomato Masala

  • When the tomatoes are mushy, switch off the flame and allow it to cool off. Take this tomato mixture in a mixer and grind it to a paste

Tempering Process

  • Heat oil in a pan, add oil and when the oil is hot, add the whole garam masalas such as cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and saute them for 10 seconds. Then add cumin seeds

Cook Masala & Spice it up

  • When the cumin seeds starts to sputter, add ground tomato mixture along with salt and also add 1/2 cup of water and keep the flame in low and allow the sauce to boil in low flame atleast for 15 minutes. Also add crushed kassori methi, coriander powder, cumin powder and red chilli powder and mix well.

Time to Add Paneer

  • When the sauce is ready, add peas and mix well and allow it to boil for a minute. Then add paneer cubes along with salt and mix well. Again allow the mutter paneer to boil for 2 minutes.

Garnishing Time

  • Finally add chopped coriander leaves and before switching off the flame, add fresh cream and remove from flame


  • The yummy, creamy Mutter Paneer is now ready to serve with hot Chapati / Roti / Naan


Serving: 1Serving Size | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g