Matar Paneer recipe | Paneer recipes

Mutter paneer masala | Matar Paneer masala | Green peas with Paneer,is a rich tomato based paneer gravy. This is one of the family's most favorite recipe. A simple and easy recipe with easily available ingredients at home, yet never fails to impress your family and guests. Generally Matar paneer is served with Chapati or naan or Kulcha. We can have this with Jeera rice too. This matar paneer recipe can be made with fresh peas or with frozen green peas available throughout the year. Also i have used Store bought paneer, you can use home made paneer too. This paneer gravy can be packed along with chapathis for lunch box too.
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Matar- Paneer




Matar paneer recipe

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 30 Mins |Serves: 4-5

     Paneer cubes  1 cup
     Green peas   3/4 cup
     Onion   2
     Tomato  2
     Garlic pods  3-4
     Cloves  1
     Cardamom  1
     Ginger  a small piece
     Red chili powder   1 tsp
    Cumin powder  1/2 tsp
    Coriander powder  1/2 tsp
    Milk   1/2 cup or Fresh cream  1/4 cup
    Kasoori methi   a pinch
    Garam masala |kitchen king masala   1 tsp 
    Oil   1 tblsp + 2 tsp
    Salt   as needed
     
     



Matar-paneer


Method with step by step pictures:
  • Heat a pan and add one tblsp oil and fry the paneer till golden brown.
  • Keep it aside.
  • Chop one onion into cubes and cook in the same oil till golden brown. Keep it aside. 
  • Chop the other onion into small pieces and cook this along with garlic, till the onions turn brown.
  • Grind the onions along ginger to a fine paste. 
  • Grind the tomatoes into a puree or use 1/2 cup tomato puree.
  • Add 2 tsp of oil in a pan and when it is hot, add the cloves,cardamom,star anise and the  ground onion paste  to it.
  • Saute it for a minute.
  • Add the tomato puree to this.
  • Add chilli powder,cumin powder,coriander powder,salt and garam masala to it. 
  • Cook till the raw smell of the masala disappears.
  • Add the green peas. I added frozen peas,you can add fresh green peas too. In that case pressure cook it for 2 whistles and add to the gravy.
  • Add 1 cup of water.
  • Let this cook for 5-7 minutes. You can cover this and cook too. 
  • Boil till the peas are cooked.
  • Add paneer cubes and the cooked onions too.
  • Mix well.
  • Add milk and bring it to one boil. If adding fresh cream add now.
  • Mix well and add a pinch of kasturi methi to it. 
  • Mix well. 
  • Matar paneer masala | Mutter paneer gravy is ready to serve.
Notes:

  1. After adding the milk or fresh cream do not boil for a long time. I used full cream milk. 


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54 comments:

  1. yummy recipe...have a wonderful vacation and enjoy ur trip!

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  2. Yummity yum yum.. I love that color and always love paneer and mutter combo..

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  3. wow beautiful click jeyashri,looks delicious...enjoy ur vacations and have a great time,advance wishes for new year...

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  4. Have a fun time for your vacations.
    Paneer anything is always welcome at home - looks delicious.

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  5. yummy recipe..tempting picture....enjoy ur vacation

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  6. Delicious and yummy...tempting clicks!...have a great vacation!

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  7. Looks delicious. Have a nice trip back home and come back recharged.

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  8. Lovely.... I m game for Paneer... mutter...
    Guess thats the hot side dish made in every household..
    Enjoy your vacation...and have a great new year celebration.

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  9. I guess this is an everyone s' fav...And yes kids fights, know that very well :D Have a great vacation !!!

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  10. Absolutely mouth watering n nice click.Have an amazing vacation.Advanced new year wishes to you.

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  11. Thuis is my fav too..looks delish,Enjoy ur break

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  12. Enjoy ur vacation and have a safe trip Jeya..My all time favourite dish!!

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  13. Wow!!Nice recipe and very tempting..lovely combo..Have a great vacation & enjoy!!

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  14. Nice recipe and enjoy ur time at Chennai,will miss u around!

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  15. Mutter paneer looks fabulous and inviting....Happy vaccation dear...

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  16. Yummy mutter paneer....I love this...enjoy ur vacation dear..

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  17. I love paneer too...your recipe is making me hungry!

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  18. Nice recipe looks yummy. Happy vacation..will miss ur recipes. Wish you the same.

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  19. Tasty mutter paneer.Happy holidays,Enjoy

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  20. Yummy , nice color..enjoy ur stay in india. Advanced new yr wishes to u & ur family.. :)

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  21. Yummy Mutter paneer...! I love this variation too!
    Hey I am also going to India for vacation, but not to Chennai though!! So Wish you a happy new year in advance! Have fun!

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  22. Mutter paneer looks inviting da!
    Have a great vacation and see u soon.
    Advanced New Year wishes!!!

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  23. Hi friend this is vennilla here.. ur doing a really good job.. can we exchange links..

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  24. Immm....I too love paneer gravy. Good & Lovely click. nice presentation. Keep it up.

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  25. Seems good. I'l give it a try. Have a look at my new blog

    http://snehiti.blogspot.com

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  26. Looks creamy and yummy.
    Love your cabbage pakoda, as well.
    Great snack/starter.
    Enjoy your vacation!
    Have a great new year!

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  27. hi jeyasri, first time to ur blog...mutter paneer looks delicious and nice click..im following u dear.

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  28. Wow...my favourite too....looks spicy and yummy...Happy Holidays...Have a pleasant and safe trip....Enjoy!

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  29. Looks rich and yummy!I love your step by step clicks.

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  30. Hi dear,

    Please accept the award from my blog!

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  31. Yummy dish. wonderful click and i would like to share an award with you. kindly collect it dear.

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  32. Check it out dear :) http://curriesandspices.blogspot.com/2010/01/happy-birthday-jeyashri.html

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  33. Happy Birthday, Jeyashri

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  34. thank u very much friends for ur wishes

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  35. I love paneer too; your curry looks great!!

    Wish you a very Happy Birthday !!!!

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  36. Paneer Mutter is one of my all time favourites, loved the pic and color. I have all the ingredients and i am gonna make it today. By the way many many happy returns of the day.

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  37. Happy birthday Jeyashri! Hope you enjoyed your vacation. My plans went helter skelter with Niki's flight not taking off in K City etc. I'm sorry i could not call you while you were in chennai.
    The paneer mutter looks delicious.

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  38. Yummy dish! Mutter and paneer combo is my all time favourite.

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  39. Dear Jeyashri,
    Came to your blog through "Curries and Spices". A very belated happy birthday and a happy new year:)
    You have a wonderful vacation and hoping to see you, once you are back.
    Cheers,
    rachana
    rachanakothari.blogspot.com

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  40. Belated B'day wishes dear. Hope your enjoying your vacation:)

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  41. Belated Bday wishes jeyashri.:)

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  42. thank u very much everybody

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  43. Yummy looks delicious, Nice click too.I make this alot its one of those quick recipies that is a classic .I make it over and over again and we never feel we have had enough. Have you tried palak paneer that works well too.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog hope you will return soon.
    Hope you had a nice birthday.

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  44. Happy New year and belated B'day wishes..Hope you had a great vacation !!

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  45. your dishes are very nice.
    post come recepies of naan.

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  46. yummy recepies
    please post some recipes for naan

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  47. hi jeyashri,my recipe came out good.but in the end it tasted sour.I don't know why.can you throw some light what would have gone wrong?

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    1. The reason may
      Either the variety of tomato may be sour or you must have added less salt.

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  48. Hi jeyashri ji, I want to make this dish right now but I don't have kitchen king masala. Can u suggest something else in place of that..

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  49. Hi mam... very glad to follow it blog... thank you actually. What is tat kitchen king masala???

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    1. Thank you for the message. Kitchen king masala we get in shops like garam masala. IF you don't get in your place replace with normal garam masala

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