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matar paneer | restaurant style | matar paneer recipe | mutter paneer

Matar paneer is a popular indian curry from north india. People prepare this curry on special occasions. If you go to any North Indian wedding, you will definitely find matar paneer. Matar paneer is prepared from green peas/matar and cottage cheese/Paneer, mainly.

You can prepare paneer/cottage cheese at home. Check out how to make paneer at home.
This particular recipe is the restaurant or dhaba style version thats why I used tadka at last for the presentation. But if you want to avoid excess oil, you can definitely skip this part.

You can eat matar paneer with tandoori roti, garlic naan or pulao. Even plain rice tastes good with this. I also love to eat palak paratha with this.

Sometimes in hurry I prepare this recipe in pressure cooker. Just use jeera/cumin seeds tadka, trust me it tastes awesome.

I am making this curry since 3-4 years. This is the best version so far. So please try this yummy recipe from my kitchen and let me know what do you think of this in the comment section below. Also feel free to share this with your family and friends.

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Full recipe –

Matar Paneer
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 5 minutes
Matar Paneer
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 5 minutes
Ingredients
For Frying Paneer
  • 200 grams Paneer cut in cubes
For Gravy
Matar Paneer
For Tadka
Servings: people
Instructions
Frying Paneer
  1. Heat some oil in a deep pan.
  2. Add paneer cubes in it. Fry from all the sides till golden brown. (Low-Medium heat)
  3. Remove paneer from the pan on a kitchen towel.
Gravy
  1. Add ginger-garlic in the same pan. (Remove extra oil)
  2. Add chopped onion to it. Stir till onion becomes translucent.
  3. Add roughly chopped cashews to it. Mix well.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes in it and mix. Cook well. (Medium heat)
  5. Turn off the gas when tomatoes have left all the water. Take it out and let it cool.
  6. Transfer it to a blender.
  7. Also add soaked dry red chillies in it. (Cut the chillies in half and remove seeds. Soak them in hot water for 30 minutes)
  8. Blend them smooth.
Matar Paneer
  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Add cumin seeds/jeera in it. Fry till it starts to crackle.
  3. Add turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala in it. Mix well. (Low heat)
  4. Now add blended puree in it and mix well. (Medium heat)
  5. Add salt and mix.
  6. Now add green peas/matar in it. Mix well.
  7. Add some water and cover it till the peas are fully cooked.
  8. When done, take off the lid and add paneer in it. Mix well. Add more water if required.
Tadka
  1. Heat a small pan/tadka pan.
  2. Add 1 tsp oil in it. Add 1/2 tsp red chilli powder to it. Mix well.
  3. Turn off the gas and add the tadka in the matar paneer while serving.
  4. BON APPETITE!

 

DETAILED RECIPE WITH PHOTOS – 

    1. Heat oil in a pan. Enough to fry paneer/cottage cheese.
    2. Add paneer/cottage cheese cubes into it.
    3. Fry paneer till golden brown on medium heat. Keep flipping so that it becomes brown from all the sides.
    4. When done, take it out in a kitchen towel/tissue to remove excess oil.
    5. Reduce the oil from pan and add finely chopped ginger, garlic and onion to it.
    6. Mix and cook till onion becomes translucent.
    7. Add roughly chopped cashews and finely chopped tomatoes to it. Mix well and cook till tomatoes becomes soft.
    8. Turn off the gas/stove and let it cool. After that transfer it into a blender. Add pre-soaked dry red chillies to it. Blend it smooth.
    9. Now heat some oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds/jeera to it. Let it crackle.
    10. Add turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala to it. Mix immediately. Do not burn the spices.
    11. Add the blended mixture to it and mix.
    12. Add Salt and green peas/matar to it. Mix well.
    13. Add water, mix and cover. Cook till peas/matar becomes soft.
    14. Now add paneer/cottage cheese to it. Mix well. Turn off the heat.
    15. While serving, prepare a tadka. Add some oil in a tadka pan. Add chilli powder to it. Mix.
      Add it on the top of the matar paneer.
    16. Bon Appetite!

 

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