Matar Paneer is a combination of two of the most versatile ingredients of all times in the Indian context. Both peas (matar) and cottage cheese (paneer) are used very extensively in many curries all over India and this combo gives a perfect recipe which is good for everyday use or for parties. It used fairly standard ingredients and is quick to make, it goes well with a regular roti or paratha. I also top the curry with some fresh cream to make it look more appealing. So whether you are new to cooking or an experienced chef, this should be one of your signature dishes. Let’s see this Matar Paneer Recipe and enjoy any day in lunch or dinner.
Ingredients needed for Matar Paneer
Paneer – 400 gm.
Peas – 1 cup
Onion – 1 cup (cut in small pieces)
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp
Tomato puree – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Fresh cream – 1 tbsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Fresh dhania leaves for garnishing
How to make Matar Paneer
Take oil in a kadhai and heat.
Fry the onions until light golden brown.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry till golden brown.
Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt, coriander powder and garam masala and fry for about 3-4 min with little water as needed.
Add tomato puree with 1 cup water and cook for 2-3 min.
Cut paneer in small cubes and add to the curry.
Add peas and cook for about 5 min (if you use frozen peas, then boil for a min in a microwave before adding)
Garnish with fresh cream and fresh dhania leaves.