Matar Paneer

Matar paneer is a north Indian dish consisting of paneer and peas Some people also add "aloo" to it. It is usually served with rotis, phulkas, naans and may be served with rice.


Oil 6 Tablespoon , divided
Poppy seeds 1 Tablespoon
Cardamom pod 3 Medium
Cinnamon stick 2 Small
Cloves 4 Medium
Onion 1 Large , chopped
Cashews 10 Medium , slit lengthwise
Salt To Taste
Turmeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon , divided
Paneer cubes 250 Gram
Garam masala powder 1 Tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1 Tablespoon
Green chillies 2 Small , slit lengthwise
Tomatoes 2 Medium , chopped
Green peas 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Dry fenugreek leaves 1/2 Teaspoon
Ginger garlic paste 1 Tablespoon
Red chili powder 1 Tablespoon
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
To garnish
Coriander leaves 3 Tablespoon , chopped finely



For The Onion Paste

1. In a pan heat 2 tablespoon of oil on medium heat. Add the poppy seeds, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, onion and cashews. Saute for a few minutes or till the onions turn light brown.

2. Season with salt and a pinch of turmeric powder. Continue to sauté till the onions are done. Remove from heat and let it cool. Transfer into a blender and blend till smooth. Set aside.

For The Paneer

3. In the same pan heat 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the paneer cubes and fry them for 2 minutes. Season with salt and garam masala. Continue to sauté for another 2 minutes and transfer into a plate. Set aside.


4. In the pan 2 more tablespoons of oil. Add the cumin seeds and let them splutter. Put in the green chillies and sauté for a minute. Add prepared paste and saute for 2 minutes.

5. Put in the tomatoes, stir and cook till they are soft. Add the green peas, fenugreek leaves, red chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, salt to taste, and pour ½ cup of water. Stir well to mix, cover and cook for around 5 minutes or till the peas are cooked.

6. Return the paneer cubes to the pan, stir well till well combined and cook for another 5 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves. Turn off the heat.


7. In a serving plate, serve the matar paneer hot with rotis of choice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 515Calories from Fat 324

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g56.9%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 596 mg24.83%

Total Carbohydrates 33 g11%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 11 g

Protein 18 g36%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet