Paneer Recipe,”Mattar Paneer” Indian Paneer Recipes in English

Mattar Paneer

Serves 4

  • 250 gms paneer – cut into 1″ cubes
  • 1 cup shelled peas
  • 2 onions 1″ piece ginger
  • 3 tomatoes
  • Seeds of 1 moti illaichi (brown cardamom)
  • 2 cloves (laung)
  • 1/4 cup well beaten curd or malai
  • 1 tsp dhania (coriander) powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala (mixed spices)
  • 3 tbsp ghee or 4-5 tbsp oil


  1. Deep fry paneer to a golden brown colour.
  2. Grind onions, ginger, cloves, moti illaichi and tomatoes to a puree in a liquidizer.
  3. Heat ghee. Add the onion-tomato puree. Cook till thick and dry.
  4. Slow down the fire and cook till ghee separates.
  5. Add well beaten malai or curd, cook till ghee separates again.
  6. Add red chilli pd. and dhania pd.
  7. Add peas, cook for 1 minute.
  8. Add enough water to get a thick gravy. Add salt to taste.
  9. Cook covered till peas are done.
  10. Add paneer and garam masala.
  11. Cook on low heat for 3-4 minutes till paneer gets soft and ghee separates.
  12. Serve sprinkled with 1 tsp of beaten curd, chopped coriander and 1 tsp of melon seeds.


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