Sunday, 13 March 2016

Matar Paneer / Mutter Paneer

Matar Paneer / Mutter Paneer is a famous, most favorite North Indian sabji, best accompanied with tandoori roti / naan. The sabji is perfectly blended with spices and the paneer that is added gives that mouth watering taste making the sabji all time favorite of all.

Paneer 1 cup
Peas { Fresh / Frozen} 1/2 cup
Onion 1, roughly chopped
Tomatoes 2, roughly chopped
Green chili 1
Ginger 1"
Garlic 2 pods
Cashew Nuts 5 - 6
Cloves 2 - 3
Cinnamon Stick 1"
Black Pepper Corns 4 - 5
Salt as per taste
Turmeric Powder 1 tsp
Red Chili Powder 1 tbsp
Coriander Powder
Garam Masala 1/2 tbsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Ghee 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Sugar 1 tsp {Optional}
Water as required 
Freshly Chopped Coriander Leaves few

Step 1:

Firstly, take out paneer, cube it and keep ready aside.

Boil peas with little salt until 3/4th done. Keep ready aside.

Step 2:
Making the paste...

In a mixer jar, add roughly chopped onion, tomatoes, green chili, ginger, garlic, pinch of salt, Coriander powder, black pepper, cloves and cinnamon and grind well to a paste.
{Note - Do not add water}

Now in another mixer jar, grind cashew nuts to a paste. If needed add a spoon of water.

Step 3:
Preparing Mutter Paneer Sabji...
In a pan, heat oil and ghee. Once heated add cumin seeds. As it splutters, add the ground paste.
{Note - Be careful while adding the ground paste as it will splutter on hand}.

Saute the ground paste until the raw smell of onions and tomatoes go and until the oil starts leaving the sides of the pan. This will take around 7 - 8 minutes.

Add cashew nut paste carefully.

As oil leaves and raw smell is gone, add turmeric powder, red chili powder, and garam masala powder and saute until the masalas are blended with the ground paste. 

Now add the boiled peas and needed amount of water.
{Note - add water little more than the gravy constituency}.

Add salt as per taste and cook well until the peas are fully cooked and have absorbed the gravy as well. If the gravy looks dry, add needed water again. Now add sugar. 
{Note - adding sugar is optional. It is added just to cut the sourness of the tomatoes}.

Now add the cubed paneer. Mix well gently. Cool for 3 minutes and switch of the flame.

Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with roti / phulki. 

Enjoy a happy lunch / dinner with family and friends......


  1. What a superb and nutritious Mutter Paneer Jeena. Look so flavorful, delicious and healthy bowl of comfort food.

    1. Yes it is, feels pleasure hearing such great words. Thanks dear

  2. This is one dish which my son never says no to....beautifully presented home made dish

    1. Thanks a lot.. Glad to know ur son loves it...

  3. My all time favourite dish.........can have it any time.

    1. Hey same it a lot.. Thanks sudha.

  4. My favourite thanks for sharing.

  5. Great mouthwatering flavours. I will love this with lots of rice.

    1. Of course... With roti as well as rice it tastes just Delicious... Thanks dear.

  6. Lovely paneer gravy!! Tempting clicks!!

  7. Love that smooth and spicy gravy.. I love paneer and you hav prepared the dish perfectly.. Looks delicious

    1. Thanks a lot poornima..paneer is really sooo tempting..

  8. all time favorite. Mouth watering!

  9. My all time favourite, looks so delicious and my type of comfort food, loved it!

  10. My all time favourite, looks so delicious and my type of comfort food, loved it!

  11. Nice matar paner dish, I like all paneer preparations. Happy holi to you.

  12. This is a yum n lovely combination... looks great...


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