Matar Paneer – Cottage Cheese and Peas Curry

Matar Paneer – Cottage Cheese and Peas Curry


Matar (peas) Paneer (cottage cheeses) is one of the most popular North Indian dish. And it’s one of my most favorite dishes too. Back home in India, whenever I go to a  restaurant I  used to order matar paneer or paneer butter masala and naan without skipping a beat.  My family and friends used to tease me for it.

I always wanted to try matar paneer in my kitchen.  I’ve tried Butter paneer masala so many times but never tried matar paneer.  So I tried making matar paneer and  it came out awesome, if I say so myself. As usual my best critic (my husband) loved it.  Try this yummy recipe and definitely you will love it too.

Ingredients:

  • Paneer cubes / Cottage cheese : 2 cups (fried paneer)
  • Green Peas : 1/2 cup (I’ve used frozen green peas)
  • Oil : 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds : 1 tsp
  • Bay leaves : 1
  • Cinnamon stick : 1/2 “
  • Red chili powder : 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Powder : 2 tsp
  • Kasuri methi : 3/4 tsp ( dry fenugreek leaves)
  • Heavy cream : 1/4 cup
  • Garam masala powder : 1/4 tsp
  • Onion : 1 1/2 cups
  • Tomato :  2  (finely chopped)
  • Green chilies : 4-5 ( according to your spice level)
  • Ginger : 1 1/2 ” (chopped)
  • Salt : according to your taste

Method Of Preparation :

  1. Heat oil in a kadai add onions, ginger and green chilies. Fry them for few minutes.
  2. After that add chili powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder fry them for 3-4 minutes in simmer flame.
  3. Finally add the tomatoes, salt and garam masala powder sautee them for another 4-5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat let it cool and after that grind the whole mixture into coarse paste by adding little water .
  5. Now heat the same kadai with remaining oil and add cumin seeds, bay leaves and cinnamon stick.
  6. After it sputters  add the ground paste into it and cook them in low flame.
  7. Bring them to boil and after that add kasuri methi and green peas.
  8. Cook them for about 4-5 minutes and  add the fried paneer cubes into them.
  9. Cover it with lid and cook them for another 4-5 minutes.
  10. Finally add the heavy cream and bring them into boil. Remove from heat.
  11. Serve it hot with naan and roti.

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29 Responses to Matar Paneer – Cottage Cheese and Peas Curry

  1. swathi May 10, 2010 at 3:59 pm #

    shriya,

    Matter paneer is rich and creamy delicious

    • shriya May 10, 2010 at 11:37 pm #

      Thanks swathi, oriya and pranis for your sweet comments !!

  2. praniskitchen May 10, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    looks so creamy n delicious..nice picture …feel to taste …

  3. Preeti May 10, 2010 at 5:43 pm #

    You have an awesome banner and I love the curry pics! yummm….
    Thanks for visiting my space. Do join my green gourmet event. Would love to have this recipe in the round-up.

    http://relishingrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/05/introducing-green-gourmet-event-green.html

  4. oriya foodie May 10, 2010 at 6:38 pm #

    What a loely site you have…

  5. pavithra May 10, 2010 at 9:09 pm #

    Wonderful matar paneer looks soooooo rich and yummy.. hey the header is awesome too..

  6. shriya May 10, 2010 at 9:26 pm #

    Thanks preeti and pavithra for the header comments. I am glad you guys liked it.
    Preeti sure I’ll send this to your event.

  7. Sharmilee May 11, 2010 at 12:04 am #

    Looks yummmmmy!

  8. sayali May 11, 2010 at 12:50 am #

    Hi Shreya…
    Thnx for visiting my blog..Your blog is lovely i should say and so are the pics..Mattar Paneer just looks so great…

  9. Sushma Mallya May 11, 2010 at 1:45 am #

    This used to be my fav one before marriage, my mom used to do it for me on my b’day as it was my fav, could have it anytime…but now after i came to uk i havent tried it many times…yours look fantastic shriya,very tempting one for sure and brought back many memories too…

  10. SathyaSridhar May 11, 2010 at 4:10 am #

    Wooow!!! Paneer n peas curry looks delicious n rich n creamy dear…well presented makes me hungry sure it will taste good for fried rice, pulao esp rotis..

  11. Nandini May 11, 2010 at 4:35 am #

    This is one of our top favorites! I’d munch with chapathi!

  12. Rachana Kothari May 11, 2010 at 7:33 am #

    Matar paneer looks absolutely delicious and I loved your clicks, Shriya :)

  13. Rajee May 11, 2010 at 8:19 am #

    Lovely matar paneer Shriya. And you guys have a great website here.

  14. Gita Jaishankar May 11, 2010 at 10:16 am #

    Mattar paneer is superb…looks so rich and creamy :)

  15. Panchpakwan May 11, 2010 at 1:18 pm #

    Hi Shriya,

    So yummy and delcious paneer..Perfect clicks too!

    Gald to follow you dear..:)

  16. Asha May 11, 2010 at 4:23 pm #

    Gorgeous looking gravy, good job. Must try for Sunday lunch!:)

  17. Namitha May 11, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

    Love this…yours look rich n creamy n yummy..:-) Nice clicks Shriya !

  18. shubha May 12, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

    am drooling

  19. shriya May 12, 2010 at 7:16 pm #

    Thanks ladies for your fabulous comments.

  20. Simply Life May 12, 2010 at 8:35 pm #

    wow that looks delicious!

  21. PJ May 12, 2010 at 11:24 pm #

    matar paneer looks delicious and is always a favorite with me. a very tempting click too.

  22. AdukalaVishesham May 13, 2010 at 10:27 pm #

    wow… rich and creamy dish… nice recipe..

  23. shriya May 14, 2010 at 10:39 am #

    Thanks simply life, PJ, and adukalavisesham for visiting ST and leaving your lovely comments.

  24. Malar Gandhi May 17, 2010 at 8:35 am #

    Whooo, this looks super rich, delicious. awesoem presentation…just wann dive right into it, hehe

  25. Valarmathi May 25, 2010 at 6:00 am #

    Wow….matar paneer looks awesome and super. Lovely pic.

  26. Priya June 2, 2010 at 12:55 pm #

    Thanks Shriya for the wonderful recipe. It really was delicious even though I replaced paneer with tofu.

  27. Nevlin February 18, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    My wife made this curry. Yum ;-)

  28. Food to Fitness July 10, 2013 at 2:35 am #

    Looks yummy. Will definitely try this out. Thanks for the recipe.

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