How to make Matar Paneer ki Tikki -

Matar paneer cutlets or Green peas and cottage cheese Patties is delicious crispy appetiser or tea time snack. If you are making it for large crowd, make the rolls in advance say a day before and refrigerate and bake or grill them an hour before you are serving.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Hi Tea.

Main Ingredients : Green peas (boiled and crushed), Cottage cheese

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Matar Paneer ki Tikki

Matar Paneer ki Tikki Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Matar Paneer ki Tikki Recipe

  • Green peas (boiled and crushed) ½ cup

  • Cottage cheese grated 1 cup

  • ghee 1½ tablespoons

  • cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • ginger finely chopped 1½ teaspoons

  • green chilli finely chopped 1 teaspoon

  • asafoetida ¼ teaspoon

  • roasted cumin powder ½ tablespoon

  • yellow chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • fried cashewnuts 1 tablespoon

  • fried raisins 1 tablespoon

  • fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • mace-cardamom powder 1 teaspoon

  • cornflour/arrowroot 3 teaspoon for dusting

  • Oil for shallow frying

  • A few fresh mint leaves for garnish

  • A few fresh coriander leaves for garnish


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick kadai. Add cumin seeds, ginger and green chilli and sauté well.

Step 2

Add asafoetida, mix well and sauté. Add green peas, mix well and add roasted cumin powder, yellow chilli powder and salt. Mix well and cook for a minute.

Step 3

Add cashewnuts and raisins, mix well and add 1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander. Mix well and transfer in a bowl. Set aside.

Step 4

Combine cottage cheese, salt, mace-cardamom powder, 1 tsp chopped fresh coriander and 3 tsps cornflour/arrowroot in a bowl and mix well.

Step 5

Divide cottage cheese mixture into 8 equal portions and stuff each portion with generous amount of green peas mixture and shape into tikkis.

Step 6

Heat oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 7

Dust tikkis with cornflour/arrowroot, place in the pan and shallow-fry till evenly golden from both sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 8

Place tikkis on a serving plate. Top with saeb ki chutney, garnish with mint leaves and coriander leaves and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.