Matar Paneer Recipe- How to make Matar Paneer- restaurant style

  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 20m
One of the most frequently ordered dish in restaurants and takeaways,  Matar Paneer is really quite straightforward to make and can be made in no time.
This recipe is a must have in your party collection.


  • Paneer- 500gm
  • Peas- 200 to 250 gm
  • Onions, finely chopped- 1 cup
  • Tomatoes, chopped- 1/2 cup
  • Ginger paste- 1 tsp
  • Garlic paste- 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Hot water- 1/2 cup
  • Cream- 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves, finely chopped- 2 tbsp for garnish
  • Oil- 2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Salt- to taste


Step 1

Chop onions and tomatoes. Microwave the paneer for 1 minute. This makes the paneer really soft. Cut into cubes and keep aside.

Step 2

Heat 2 tsps of oil in a wok and add the cumin seeds.

Step 3

After 30 seconds, add the onions. Fry for 1 minute. Add the ginger garlic paste. Fry for 1 minute.

Step 4

Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder. Fry for 30 seconds.

Step 5

Add the tomatoes, add salt. Cover and cook.

Step 6

When the tomato is cooked, add the coriander powder. Stir continuously till the oil begins to separate from the spice mixture.

Step 7

Add the peas to the masala and fry for 2-3 minutes.

Step 8

Then add the paneer, water and salt, reduce flame to a simmer and cook till the gravy thickens. Add garam masala.

Step 9

When the gravy is thick enough, turn off the flame and stir in the cream.

Step 10

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

For a low calorie option, add 1/4 cup milk instead of the cream. Just remember to turn the gas down, because the milk will split if  added on a high flame.

Matar paneer tastes great with parathas, naan and even jeera rice.

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