Sunday, 13 April 2014

Mattar paneer / Peas paneer masala

It is a very popular North Indian dish. I prepare paneer dishes at home often . My son Kannan loves eating them.Paneer is a great source of calcium and it is rich in proteins and vitamins .So it is good for growing children.

Mattar paneer / Peas paneer masala

 Really it is a tasty paneer preparation and I'm sure you will like it too.I love to take  paneer butter masala too.   

Mattar paneer / Peas paneer masala

Check how to make Paneer at home


  • Paneer : 200 gm (cubed )
  • Green peas : 3/4 cup
  • Onion (chopped ) : 1 big
  • Tomato (chopped ) : 1 medium
  • Green chilly : 1
  • Garlic : 4 cloves
  • Ginger : 1/2" piece
  • Fresh cream : 2 tblspn
  • Tomato sauce : 2 tspn (optional )
  • Coriander leaves : a few
  • Oil
  • Salt

Dry powders:

  • Coriander powder : 3/4 tspn
  • Chilly powder : 1 tspn
  • Garam masala powder : 3/4 tspn
  • Cumin powder or cumin / jeerakam : 1/4 tspn


  • Soak green peas in water for 4 to 5 hours.
  • Pressure cook it with salt for 2 whistles. Keep it aside.
  • Toast paneer cubes in a kadai or tawa and keep aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil.
  • Add chopped onion, tomato, green chilli, garlic and ginger.
  • Saute it well .
  • Add all the ingredients listed under "Dry powders". Saute again .
  • Let it cool and then grind it in a mixer to make a smooth paste.
  • Now heat a pan with a little oil and add the ground mixture .
  • Add salt to the gravy.
  • Add tomato sauce.
  • Saute it well till the raw smell leaves.
  • Adjust the thickness by adding enough water.
  • Let it boil for 5 minutes.
  • Now add fresh cream and mix well.
  • Add cooked peas and toasted paneer cubes to the gravy.
  • Keep the stove on a low flame.
  • Switch off the flame and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • I love using tomato sauce in mattar paneer. You may replace it with tomatoes. 
  • I used Amul fresh cream. If cream is not available use 2 tblspn of milk or home made cream (remove cream from milk and store it in the fridge. )


  1. Yum to this thick creamy gravy. I will probably add extra green chilies because we love extra heat.

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  3. mouthwatering mattar paneer...looks rich & creamy


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