Matar Paneer

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Matar Paneer


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 20 Min

Total Time : 30 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1 cups fresh or frozen green peas

  • 3/4 cups paneer cubed

  • 1 nos medium onion, finely chopped

  • 1 nos green chilli, chopped

  • 2-3 nos cloves of garlic

  • 1 piece ginger, chopped

  • 2 nos medium tomatoes, roughly chopped

  • 5-6 nos cashew nuts, soaked in hot water for 20-30 minutes

  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp coriander powder

  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder

  • 2 tbsp for shallow frying : oil or ghee

  • 1/2 cups water

  • 1 pinch salt to taste


  • Grind onion, green chilli, ginger and garlic together in the small chutney jar of a grinder to make medium coarse paste. Grind the tomatoes to make tomato puree. Grind cashew nuts with 2 tablespoons water until smooth paste.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in the same pan/kadai over medium flame. Add crushed onion paste and salt Sauté it until oil starts to separate or it turns translucent. It will take around 5-7 minutes.
  • Add tomato puree and cook on medium flame until oil starts to separate, for approx. 5-6 minutes.
  • Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and salt.
  • Stir and cook for a minute. Add cashew nut paste
  • Stir and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add boiled peas and 1/2 cup water; mix properly and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add paneer cubes and cook for 2-3 minutes. We have added plain paneer cubes but you can add shallow fried paneer to enhance the flavor
  • Turn off flame and transfer prepared curry to a serving bowl. Matar paneer is ready.