How to make 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!

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Milk (दूध), Green Peas (हरे मटर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Matar Paneer

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One of the most popular Punjabi dishes, matar paneer is a really simple dish to prepare and is packed with rich flavours. Cottage cheese and fresh green peas cooked in ghee with onions and spices into a creamy gravy, is one of my favourite accompaniment with rotis or simple chapattis. What I love about matar paneer is that it is so fuss free to cook. Sometimes I add chunks of the all-time favourite, aloo (potato) in it! A perfect choice for vegetarians and definitely a good one for paneer lovers – this cottage cheese preparation studded with green peas is a winner.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Matar Paneer Recipe

  • Milk 4 cups

  • Green Peas 400 grams

  • Lemon 1

  • Ghee 2 tablespoon

  • Onions 2 large

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 5

Serve hot with chappatis.

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