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Matar Paneer

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 People


  • Green peas- 250 grams (peeled)
  • Paneer or cottage cheese- 250 grams
  • Tomatoes- 2 tomatoes (medium sized)
  • Onion – 4 (medium sized)
  • Garlic- 7 to 8 cloves
  • Black Cardamom- 1 cardamom
  • Clove- 2 pieces
  • Cinnamon- 1 inch
  • Black pepper- 1 to 2 pieces
  • Green chillies- 3 to 4
  • Turmeric – 1/2 tablespoon
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Red chilli powder- 2 pinch
  • Refined oil- as per requirements
  • Desi ghee- 4 tablespoon
  • Sugar- 1/2 tablespoon
  • Coriander leaves- for Garnishing


  •  Firstly peel off the peas and garlic cloves and chop the tomatoes and onion into two pieces each.
  • Now heat a pan with 2 to 3 cups of water.
  • Add the chopped onions, tomatoes, garlic cloves and green chillies to it.
  • Add the masalas (cardamom, clove, cinnamon and black pepper) in it.
  •  Give them a good boil on medium high flame.
  • Now strain them in a seperate bowl.
  • Now add them in a mixer grinder.
  •  Blend them into a smooth paste and keep it aside for later.
  • Now add 250 grams of green peas into the same water.
  • Boil them well on medium high flame.
  •  Strain them and keep it aside for later.
  • Now heat a tava on medium high flame.
  • Add 2 tablespoon refined or olive oil in it.
  • Add the diced paneer in it. Keep the flame at medium low.
  • Saute them from all sides until they turn golden brown.
  • Keep them aside for later.
  •  Now take a heavy bottom pan or kadhai and add 4 tablespoon desi ghee in it. keep the flame at medium high.
  • Add the blended puree in it and stir well.
  •  Cook it on medium high flame until water evaporated.
  • Now add salt as per taste.
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon turmeric powder to it.
  • Mix them well and cook it for 5 minutes until oil seperates.
  • Add 1/4 cup of water and stir it well. Keep the flame at low.
  •  Now add 1/2 tablespoon of sugar in it.
  • Add the boiled peas in it.
  •  Cook it for 2 to 3 minutes until oil seperates.
  •  Now add two pinches or 1/3 tablespoon of red chilli powder to it.
  • Finally add 1/2 cup of water in it to get the perfect consistency.
  • Let it simmer on low flame until oil comes up.
  •  Finally add the tossed paneer cubes in it and cook it for a minute.
  • Garnish it with freshly chopped coriander leaves and your matar paneer is ready to be served along with laccha parathas or chapatis.