Matar Paneer

A good choice for vegetarians and definitely for paneer lovers – this cottage cheese preparation studded with green peas is a winner. It is easy to make and tastes great with garmagaramphulkas or rotis! This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Matar Paneer
Main Ingredients Milk, Green Peas
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Matar Paneer

  • 4 cups Milk
  • 400 grams Green Peas
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 tablespoon Ghee
  • 2 large Onions
  • 1 inch piece Ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • to taste Salt


  1. Boil milk twice on high heat and add juice of one lemon. The whey will separate from paneer. Drain the whey, tie up paneer in a muslin cloth and hang it up all day to allow excess water to drain away.
  2. Place the muslin with the paneer under a heavy weight to ensure that all the moisture is squeezed out. This will flatten the paneer into a flat round cake when removed from the muslin. Cut the paneer into strips or cubes.
  3. Heat sufficient ghee in a kadai and deep-fry till light brown. Drain onto an absorbent paper. Peel, wash and chop onions and ginger finely.
  4. Heat two tablespoons ghee in a non-stick pan and add chopped onions and ginger. Sauté till lightly browned. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, salt and peas and cook, adding a little water, till the peas are tender and a little gravy remains.
  5. Serve hot with chappatis.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1321
Carbohydrates 128.2
Protein 58.2
Fat 64.4
Other Fiber Fiber- 43.1gm