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Matar Paneer

Meenu Gupta
Matar Paneer - One of the most popular paneer recipe where paneer and matar is cooked in cream rich gravy along with Indian spices
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 207 kcal


  • 1 Cup Green Peas Fresh Or Frozen
  • 1.5 Cup Paneer / Indian Cottage Cheese
  • 2 Onions Medium Size, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Green chilli Finely Chopped
  • 3 Tomatoes Medium Size
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/3 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1.5 tsp Kitchen King Masala
  • 2/3 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder As per taste
  • 1/3 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/3 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt As per taste
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Butter Optional
  • 5 Grams Fresh Coriander Leaves For Garnishing


  • First of all put tomatoes in 1 cup of boiling water for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes take them out and peel the skin and then chop them. 
  • Now take a Kadhai / pan and put it on medium flame. Add 2 tablespoon of oil to it. When oil is warm add asafoetida / heeng and cumin seeds to it. Once they brown add chopped onions and sauté. 
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  • Once onions are translucent add ginger garlic paste to it and sauté. When they are cooked and raw smell goes off add chopped tomatoes and green chilli and sauté. Cover the lid and cook for 5 minutes. Now add all the spices/ dry masala and sauté until it start leaving oil.
  • Now add peas/matar and paneer cubes to it and add 1.5 cup of water. Cover with lid again and cook for 10 minutes on slow-medium flame.
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  • After 10 minutes, open the lid and add butter to it. Sauté for 1 minute and switch off flame. Finally Garnish with coriander and serve :)
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  • You can shallow fry the paneer cubes before adding to gravy to give the dish restaurant looks, simply shallow fry them in 1 tablespoon oil in a non stick pan with both the sides of paneer turning golden brown.


Nutrition Facts
Matar Paneer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 559mg24%
Potassium 487mg14%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1164IU23%
Vitamin C 34mg41%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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