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Matar Paneer


  • 500 gms paneer cubed
  • 200 gms shelled peas
  • 2 large onions
  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 2 tbsps garlic paste
  • 2 tsps coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsps garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 green chillies chopped fine
  • 6 tbsps of oil
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsps thickened/ double/ heavy cream
  • Coriander leaves chopped fine to garnish


  • Grind onions into a fine paste in a food processor. Keep aside.
  • Next grind tomatoes into fine paste and keep aside.
  • Heat 2-3 tbsps of oil in a pan and gently stir-fry the cubes of paneer till golden. Remove onto a paper towel and keep aside.
  • In the same vessel heat 2-3 tbsps of oil and add the onion paste. Fry till it turns light brown.
  • Add tomato paste, ginger and garlic paste and fry for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the coriander, cumin, turmeric and garam masala powders, green chillies and fry, stirring continuously till the oil begins to separate from the masala (spice mixture).
  • Add the peas to the masala and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then add the paneer, water and salt, reduce flame to a simmer and cook till the gravy thickens.
  • When the gravy is as thick as you would like, turn off the flame and stir in the cream.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
  • Mutter paneer tastes great with parathas, naans and even jeera rice.

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