Easy Matar Paneer Recipe In English

If you are a Paneer lover and it is about making some delicious dinner or lunch, then there is no better option than Matar Paneer. Matar paneer recipe is a curry that we make together with a combination of paneer and peas.

Matar Paneer are as beautiful in appearance as they are delicious in eating. Matar paneer is a very popular dish taken from North India which is very much liked not only in India but also in abroad.

By the way, there are many dishes of paneer which are very famous such as Palak Paneer, Chilli Paneer, Paneer Manchurian, Paneer Kofta, Paneer Tikka, Kaju Paneer, Paneer Pasanda but Matar Paneer is different. Matar paneer recipe is especially liked in most paneer dishes.

Matar paneer is a dish made with paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and green peas (matar) cooked in a flavorful tomato-based gravy. It’s a vegetarian dish enjoyed by many due to its rich, creamy texture and delicious taste.

Matar Paneer Recipe

To make matar paneer recipe, paneer cubes are lightly fried or sautéed until golden brown and then simmered in a thick, aromatic gravy made from tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic, and a blend of spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric, and garam masala.

The green peas are added in along with the paneer to cook together and absorb the flavors of the gravy. It’s a versatile dish that can be adjusted to suit different preferences – some prefer a creamier texture, while others might prefer a spicier version.

It’s often served with Indian bread like naan or roti, or with steamed rice. You can also customize the Matar Paneer recipe according to your own choice. You can increase or decrease the quantity of spices. I have sautéed onions and tomatoes in oil in this matar paneer recipe, you can boil in water if you want.

Keep in mind some things to make Matar Paneer recipe, such as paneer should always be used fresh, this makes Matar Paneer tasty. I have used fresh peas in this dish, you can also use frozen if you want. If you are using frozen peas then you do not need to boil peas, you can use directly.

Matar Paneer Ingredients List

  • Paneer – 300 grams
  • Fresh peas – 1 cup.
  • Onion-2 medium size
  • Tomato- 2 medium sized
  • Garlic cloves-5-6
  • Ginger (1 inch)
  • Bay leaf- 1
  • Whole red chilies – 1
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder – 1-1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Dry fenugreek leaves – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala/paneer masala-1 tbsp
  • Tomato sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Sugar-1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil/butter-6-7 tbsp
  • Fresh Coriander leaves

How to make Matar Paneer Recipe step by step

To make Matar Paneer Recipe, first take paneer and cut it into pieces.

Matar Paneer Recipe

Now we will turn on the gas and fill water in a pan and put it on the gas.

Matar Paneer Recipe

As soon as the water is hot, add 1 tsp of salt and add the paneer pieces.

Matar Paneer Recipe

Now cook the paneer with water till it comes to a boil and then turn off the gas and cover it for 5 minutes and let it remain in the water.

Matar Paneer recipe

Now we will boil water again in a separate pot and add 1 teaspoon of sugar.

Matar Paneer recipe

Now we will add fresh peas and cook until the peas become soft.

Matar Paneer recipe

As soon as the peas become soft, take it out in cold water and keep it.

Matar Paneer recipe

I have used fresh peas here, if you are using frozen peas then you do not need to do this process.
You can use frozen peas directly.

After 5 minutes, take out the paneer in a plate which we already boiled.

Matar Paneer recipe

Now put a pan on the gas and turn on the gas and add oil.

Matar Paneer recipe

If you want, you can use ghee, butter.
As soon as the oil is hot, we will add chopped onion, ginger and garlic.

Matar Paneer recipe

Now we have to cook the onion a little for about a few seconds.

Matar Paneer recipe

Now we will add 2 tomatoes chopped as well as add 1 tsp salt.

Matar Paneer recipe

Adding salt cooks the tomatoes quickly.
Now we will cook the tomatoes with a lid for 1 to 2 minutes and keep stirring in between.

Matar Paneer Recipe

As soon as the tomatoes turn soft, turn off the flame and let the mixture cool down.
As soon as the mixture cools down, we will mix and put it in the grinder and prepare a smooth paste.

Matar Paneer Recipe

Now we will take a clean pan and put it on the gas and put butter in it.

Matar Paneer Recipe

As soon as the butter melts, we will add cumin seeds and bay leaves and a whole red chili.

Matar Paneer Recipe

Sauté for a few seconds. If you like spicy then you can also add green chillies.
Now we will add our dry powder spices, then first of all add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder.

Matar Paneer Recipe

Now roast all the spices for a few seconds.
Now we will add the paste we had prepared.

Matar Paneer Recipe

Keep the gas flame low and fry the spices while stirring.

Matar Paneer Recipe

The paste has to be roasted until the oil leaves.
Do not rush to roast spices, the better you roast the spices, the better the taste will be.
Now we will add a little hot water as much as you have to keep the gravy.

Matar Paneer Recipe

Now let the gravy boil till then we will roast the kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves) a little.

Matar Paneer Recipe

Now we will crush Kasuri Methi and add it along with tomato ketchup.

Matar Paneer Recipe

As soon as the gravy comes to a boil, we add paneer pieces.

Matar Paneer Recipe

Now we will add garam masala about 1 teaspoon and also add paneer masala 1 teaspoon.
Now cover the gravy and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

Matar Paneer Recipe

Next will add peas that we kept after boiling.

Matar Paneer Recipe

Now cook for a minute.
Will add chopped coriander in the last.

Matar Paneer Recipe

And will mix everything well.
Turn off the gas and take out the vegetable in a bowl.

Your Matar Paneer Recipe is ready, you can serve it hot with roti, rice, paratha, anyone.

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FAQ

Ques- 1 How much Paneer should a man eat?

Paneer is rich in protein, if you say raw cheese in a small quantity, then it can prove to be very beneficial for you. A normal person can eat 100-150 grams of cheese throughout the day.

Ques- 2 What is the benefit of paneer?
  • Paneer has a large dose of calcium that helps in building strong teeth and strong muscles.
  • Paneer provides instant energy to the body and helps in releasing much needed calories in the body.
  • Paneer is a great source of linoleic acid, and this acid helps in the burning of body fat.
  • Presence of omega three and omega six fatty acids in paneer reduce body pains and it works wonders for the person who is suffering from lower back pain.
  • Paneer helps in combating cancer if it has started to develop.
  • Paneer helps in the prevention of skeletal deformation that can lead to joint and hip pain.
  • The immune system of the body is improved and strengthened by the intake of paneer.
  • Paneer helps the person to get glowing skin.
Ques- 3 Is it good to eat paneer everyday?

You can eat paneer daily in a small quantity. But eating raw cheese is good for health. If you cook it in gravy and eat it daily, then your body can also cause a lot of damage.

RECIPE CARD
Matar Paneer Recipe

Matar Paneer Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • Paneer – 300 grams
  • Fresh peas - 1 cup.
  • Onion-2 medium size
  • Tomato- 2 medium sized
  • Garlic cloves-5-6
  • Ginger 1 inch
  • Bay leaf- 1
  • Whole red chilies – 1
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder - 1-1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Dry fenugreek leaves - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala/paneer masala-1 tbsp
  • Tomato sauce - 1 tbsp
  • Sugar-1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil/butter-6-7 tbsp
  • Fresh Coriander leaves

Instructions
 

  • To make Matar Paneer Recipe, first take paneer and cut it into pieces.
  • Now we will turn on the gas and fill water in a pan and put it on the gas.
  • As soon as the water is hot, add 1 tsp of salt and add the paneer pieces.
  • Now cook the paneer with water till it comes to a boil and then turn off the gas and cover it for 5 minutes and let it remain in the water.
  • Now we will boil water again in a separate pot and add 1 teaspoon of sugar.
  • Now we will add fresh peas and cook until the peas become soft.
  • As soon as the peas become soft, take it out in cold water and keep it.
  • I have used fresh peas here, if you are using frozen peas then you do not need to do this process.
  • You can use frozen peas directly.
  • After 5 minutes, take out the paneer in a plate.
  • Now put a pan on the gas and turn on the gas and add oil.
  • If you want, you can use ghee, butter.
  • As soon as the oil is hot, we will add chopped onion, ginger and garlic.
  • Now we have to cook the onion a little for about a few seconds.
  • Now we will add 2 tomatoes chopped as well as add 1 tsp salt.
  • Adding salt cooks the tomatoes quickly.
  • Now we will cook the tomatoes with a lid for 1 to 2 minutes and keep stirring in between.
  • As soon as the tomatoes turn soft, turn off the flame and let the mixture cool down.
  • As soon as the mixture cools down, we will mix and put it in the grinder and prepare a smooth paste.
  • Now we will take a clean pan and put it on the gas and put butter in it.
  • As soon as the butter melts, we will add cumin seeds and bay leaves and a whole red chili.
  • Sauté for a few seconds. If you like spicy then you can also add green chillies.
  • Now we will add our dry powder spices, then first of all add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder.
  • Now roast all the spices for a few seconds.
  • Now we will add the paste we had prepared.
  • Keep the gas flame low and fry the spices while stirring.
  • The paste has to be roasted until the oil leaves.
  • Do not rush to roast spices, the better you roast the spices, the better the taste will be.
  • Now we will add a little hot water as much as you have to keep the gravy.
  • Now let the gravy boil till then we will roast the kasuri methi a little.
  • Now we will crush Kasuri Methi and add it along with tomato ketchup.
  • As soon as the gravy comes to a boil, we add paneer pieces.
  • Now we will add garam masala about 1 teaspoon and also add paneer masala 1 teaspoon.
  • Now cover the gravy and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Next will add peas that we kept after boiling.
  • Now cook for a minute.
  • Will add chopped coriander in the last.
  • And will mix everything well.
  • Turn off the gas and take out the vegetable in a bowl.
  • Your Matar Paneer Recipe is ready, you can serve it hot with roti, rice, paratha, anyone.
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