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by Jeyashri suresh
Matar Paneer recipe
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.
Check out my other paneer recipes


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


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.


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

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SE(Denufood) December 7, 2009 - 3:53 pm

yummy recipe…have a wonderful vacation and enjoy ur trip!

Nostalgia December 7, 2009 - 4:09 pm

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

Sushma Mallya December 7, 2009 - 4:29 pm

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

Laavanya December 7, 2009 - 4:57 pm

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

Shama Nagarajan December 7, 2009 - 5:46 pm

yummy recipe..tempting picture….enjoy ur vacation

priya December 7, 2009 - 5:56 pm

Delicious and yummy…tempting clicks!…have a great vacation!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine December 7, 2009 - 6:10 pm

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

Sandhya Hariharan December 7, 2009 - 7:04 pm

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.

Gulmohar December 7, 2009 - 7:09 pm

I guess this is an everyone s' fav…And yes kids fights, know that very well 😀 Have a great vacation !!!

San!!! December 7, 2009 - 7:16 pm

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

Vrinda December 7, 2009 - 7:28 pm

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

Priya December 7, 2009 - 9:46 pm

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

kothiyavunu December 7, 2009 - 11:14 pm

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

RAKS KITCHEN December 8, 2009 - 3:46 am

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

admin December 8, 2009 - 4:44 am

Thank u friends.

Tina December 8, 2009 - 5:53 am

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

Prathibha December 8, 2009 - 5:54 am

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

veggie belly December 9, 2009 - 3:55 am

I love paneer too…your recipe is making me hungry!

Saraswathi Iyer December 9, 2009 - 2:51 pm

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

my kitchen December 10, 2009 - 7:51 am

Tasty mutter paneer.Happy holidays,Enjoy

Chitra December 10, 2009 - 11:28 am

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

Rohini December 10, 2009 - 3:24 pm

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!

Mythreyi Dilip December 10, 2009 - 10:50 pm

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

VENNILLA December 11, 2009 - 6:02 am

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

Sumathikarthikeyan December 11, 2009 - 2:22 pm

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

Uma Madhavan December 13, 2009 - 2:35 pm

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


Sree vidya December 17, 2009 - 7:35 pm

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

Rekha shoban December 18, 2009 - 6:06 am

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

Kitchen Flavours December 18, 2009 - 1:13 pm

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

Padhu December 22, 2009 - 6:09 am

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

priya December 22, 2009 - 6:25 am

Hi dear,

Please accept the award from my blog!

Home Cooked Oriya Food January 5, 2010 - 2:31 am

yummy recipe. happy new yr!

Sumathikarthikeyan January 10, 2010 - 9:55 am

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

Rohini January 10, 2010 - 7:19 pm Reply
Sree vidya January 10, 2010 - 11:46 pm

Happy Birthday, Jeyashri

admin January 11, 2010 - 6:07 am

thank u very much friends for ur wishes

Akal's Saappadu January 11, 2010 - 8:50 am

I love paneer too; your curry looks great!!

Wish you a very Happy Birthday !!!!

Preethi Rajeev January 11, 2010 - 2:13 pm

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.

lata raja January 11, 2010 - 3:36 pm

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.

Padhu January 12, 2010 - 8:36 am

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

Rachana Kothari January 12, 2010 - 11:18 am

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.

Mythreyi Dilip January 12, 2010 - 4:06 pm

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

kothiyavunu January 12, 2010 - 10:07 pm

Belated Bday wishes jeyashri.:)

admin January 13, 2010 - 8:02 am

thank u very much everybody

simply.food January 13, 2010 - 3:40 pm

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.

Gulmohar January 13, 2010 - 4:46 pm

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

Srividhya S August 7, 2013 - 3:35 am

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

Srividhya S August 7, 2013 - 3:38 am

yummy recepies
please post some recipes for naan

sushmitha November 11, 2013 - 1:20 am

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?

jeyashri suresh November 14, 2013 - 8:37 am

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

Priya February 15, 2015 - 2:36 pm

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..

jeyashri suresh February 15, 2015 - 10:34 pm

You can add garam masala too.

Prasanna Radhakrishnan January 18, 2016 - 4:10 pm

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

jeyashri suresh January 20, 2016 - 4:32 am

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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