Matar Paneer Recipe

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Homeade Punjabi Matar Paneer Recipe

Matar Paneer is a flavorful dish that combines tender paneer with nutritious green peas in a mild, spicy tomato-based gravy. It is a tasty delight that can be enjoyed at any time. This simple Matar Paneer recipe can be transformed into an irresistible and flavorful curry by incorporating a few tweaks to the traditional recipe. The use of shallow-fried paneer cubes adds a subtle taste and texture, while the addition of cashew nut paste lends a rich and creamy texture to the dish. With our step-by-step photo recipe, you can effortlessly prepare this delicious curry at home and serve it with paratha for a delightful dinner.


PREP TIME 20 Minutes
COOK TIME 25 Minutes
TOTAL TIME 45 Minutes


Paneer, also known as cottage cheese recipe, has the best taste and flavours. This is because the recipe comprises various spices and flavourful ingredients that give this recipe a creamy and mouth-watering taste. Below we have listed the ingredients you will need to make this recipe. Have a look. 

  • Sesame oil – 1 Tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds – 1 Teaspoon
  • Bay leaf – 1 (whole)
  • Red chilly – 1 (cut in two halves)
  • Black pepper – 5-7 (whole)
  • Clove – 5 (whole)
  • Cardamom – 3 (whole)
  • Ginger – 1 Teaspoon (grated)
  • Garlic – 6-7 (Chopped)
  • Online – 1 (chopped)
  • Green chilly – 2 (chopped)
  • Tomato – 2 (chopped)
  • Salt – As per need
  • Turmeric powder – 1 Teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – ½  Teaspoon
  • Red chilly powder – 1 Teaspoon
  • Garam masala – ½ Teaspoon
  • Green Peas – 100 g (boiled)
  • Ghee – 1 Tablespoon
  • Hing – ½ Teaspoon
  • Paneer – 200 g
  • Kasturi methi – 1 Tablespoon


In this restaurant-style paneer recipe, we have used Praakritik cold pressed sesame oil, Praakritik dhaniya powder and Avadata organics garam masala to uplift its nutrition and taste pallet. 

Also Read:  Paneer Tikka Masala Recipe


As we all know, paneer is a very healthy ingredient and supplies the body with several vital nutrients. Therefore, the nutritional value of this paneer recipe is also on the higher side. Here we have mentioned its nutritional value for better understanding. 

The nutrition value is based on 200 g of matar paneer recipe.

  • Calories – 272
  • Total fat – 21 g
  • Cholesterol – 31 mg
  • Sodium – 466 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates – 11 g
  • Protein – 11 g
  • Potassium – 206.8 mg


 In the recipe, we have two-star ingredients, matar and paneer. To provide flavour, we have added all the additional ingredients. This recipe can be enjoyed with puri, boiled rice, chapati, paratha, naan etc. it is a quick recipe with a few simple steps to follow. We have mentioned the recipe’s instructions below to help you make a mouthwatering restaurant-style Matar Paneer Recipe. 

  • Take a pan and heat it on a low-medium flame.
  • Add sesame oil, heat it, then add cumin seeds, bay leaf, red chilly, clove, cardamom, and black pepper, and saute it for a few seconds.
  • Add garlic, ginger, and green chilli and saute it for a few seconds. Then add onion and fry till the onion turns pink. Now add chopped tomatoes and cook
  • Add salt, turmeric, coriander powder, and red chilly powder, and fry till the tomatoes have reduced.
  • Now take a blender and blend the grind into a smooth consistency paste.
  • In another pan, add ghee; when the ghee gets heated, add hing, red chilly powder and the masala mix and saute for 1 minute. Add water and salt to it and again cook it for 5 – 8 minutes. 
  • Add boiled peas, and paneer and mix, then add garam masala and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add Kasturi methi before serving this Matar Paneer Recipe.

Also Read: List of protein rich vegan foods to include in your diet.

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