Matar Paneer / How to Make Paneer Mutter Masala / Indian Home Style Cooking

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Jan. 23, 2017

Matar Paneer, Mutter Panner Masala or मटर पनर is a homely Indian main course dish, this cheesy peas is a to-go dish for many of us. Be it Jeera Rice or Plain Parathas, Matar Paneer never fails to tantalize the taste buds. Make this home-style shahi matar paneer which has a Punjabi touch to it, share how it turns around for you.


Cashewnuts 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Oil 2 Tablespoon
Onions 2 , roughly chopped
Salt To Taste
Ginger garlic paste 1 Tablespoon
Tomatoes 5 , roughly chopped
Oil/ghee 2 Tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
Onion 1 Small , finely chopped
Red chili powder 3/4 Teaspoon
Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
Kasoori methi 1/2 Teaspoon
Cumin powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Fennel powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander leaves 3 Tablespoon
Tomato puree 1 Tablespoon
Cream 2 Tablespoon
Ginger 1 Inch , julienned
Green chilli 2 , slitted
Peas 1 Cup (16 tbs) , parboiled
Paneer 300 Gram , cubed
Garam masala 1/4 Teaspoon



1. In a hot pan, add in the oil & as it gets hot, add in the cashewnuts and roast them for a minute or two.

2. Add in the roughly chopped tomatoes and the salt as per taste and cook the onions until golden.

3. After the onions get golden, add in the ginger garlic paste and stir for a minute.

4. Chopped tomatoes goes in next, and cook until they get mushy. Turn off the flame, let it cool down, then blend to a smooth paste.

5. In a kadhai/pan, add in the oil and after it gets hot, goes in the jeera/cumin seeds. After they sizzle, add the onions and cook for a minute.

6. Lower the flame, and add the spices - red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, kasoori methi, fennel powder, turmeric powder and salt. Roast the spices for 2-3 minutes in low flame.

7. Add in the finely chopped coriander leaves and cook them for a minute, then goes the gravy paste, tomato ketchup & cream & stir around.

8. Peas, Ginger, Green Chili goes in next, along with some water to adjust the consistency, cook them out for a couple minutes, then add in the cubes of paneer.

9. Finally, sprinkle in a touch of garam masala & turn the flame off.


10. Gorge this matar paneer with your favorite rice or bread dish :)

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4