Matar Paneer

Green peas(mattar/mutter) and cheese curry
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 5 people



  • Grind ginger and garlic into a paste or crush them in a mortar and pestle.
  • Place pressure cooker on high flame and pour the oil into it.
  • When the oil is hot, add onions and fry till golden brown.
  • Add prepared ginger and garlic and stir for a few seconds.
  • Stir occasionally and cook till tomatoes are pulpy and oil separates, for about 5 mins.
  • Add peas and saute for about 2 mins and add remaining water or whey.
  • Close cooker and bring to full pressure on high heat, then reduce heat and cook for another minute.
  • Remove cooker from heat and release pressure by slightly lifting the vent weight.
  • Open cooker and place it on medium heat and add paneer.
  • Simmer for about 5 mins and stir in garam masala powder.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • :- Serve hot.
  • :- I use either "Nanak" brand paneer or any brand of queso blanco (you can find it in any of the mexican stores or at costco). Queso blanco (queso = cheese; blanco = white) is paneer but most brands are salted..
  • :- You can also substitute paneer with extra firm tofu.
  • :-As always play around with the spices to suit your mood!
  • :- I find its tastier if you don¦t fry paneer and its also healthier!
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Response (8)
  1. H
    Hema Eshwar March 28, 2007

    This is a better recipe of Mattar Paneer, I have ever tried. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. L
    Leena February 6, 2007

    good recipe. more than my husband, my child liked it. have to adjust spicyness.

  3. B
    Bhavana Sujith December 28, 2011

    Yummy tasty recipe..I

  4. G
    Geetha May 5, 2009

    yummy recipe…my husband liked it.

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