Simple Matar Paneer Recipe

Matar Paneer is a popular main course Indian dish, made with green peas, paneer, and blend of spices. I use green peas a lot not just because it has got a supercharged nutritional profile but for its delicious flavour, wonderful texture, and eye-catching color. You can enjoy matar paneer with matar pulav or chapattis. Learn how to make/prepare Matar paneer at home.

Preparation Time : 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients Quantity
Paneer 250 gram
Onion 2
Bay leaf 2
Tomato 4
Ginger 1/2 inch piece
Garlic 7  flakes
Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
Cardamom brown 2
Black pepper 1/4 teaspoon
Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/8 teaspoon
Salt to taste


1. Cut paneer into cubes and deep fry for few minutes. Grind ginger, garlic, cumin seeds,  black pepper, tomato and cardamom brown to make a smooth paste.

2. Heat oil in a kadhai or pan, Sauté onion and bay leaf till onions are light brown. Now add grind paste, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt.

3. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then add chopped tomato. Cook covered on medium heat till tomato is mushy.

4. Now add green peas, paneer and 2 cup water. Cook covered on medium heat for another 5 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with Chapattis or matar pulav.

5. Enjoy!!

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