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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 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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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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