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Mattar Paneer, How To Make Matar Paneer, Mutter Paneer Recipe

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Mattar paneer is a vegetarian dish of cottage cheese and green peas in tomato gravy very common in Northern India.

Also called matar paneer and mutter paneer it is a popular dish much enjoyed in the winters when the peas are fresh and the paneer is soft and delicious.

Stop at any dhabha ( a truck stop) in North India and enjoy Matar paneer with naan, roti, poori ar even paratha. But we love it best with rice or the Goan Pao.

Green peas are something we enjoy a lot. Hubby’s idea of Sunday is peeling some peas, more like eating the tender ones and the not so tender are collected for me to cook.

I use the peas in just about anything Kande pohe, upit, made peas paratha, peas cutlets (both of these are not blogged) then of course there is pea’s usal, pea pulao, quinoa matar pulao, peas palak, methi malai matar,  peas soup, Matar Methi Biryani,Matar ka Nimona,Matar Makhani, Cauliflower and Peas in Cheese Sauce , Peas Cauliflower Pull Apart

The mutter paneer here you can be used to make aloo matar also only cook your potatoes before you add the peas.

The main ingredients in making matar paneer is green peas, paneer, onions, tomatoes, cream, cashew nuts, cumin, garlic and ginger.

Mattar Paneer, How To Make Matar Paneer, Mutter Paneer Recipe

Mattar paneer is a vegetarian dish of cottage cheese and green peas in tomato gravy very common in Northern India.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Bachelor Recipes, Brunch, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Keyword: Easy Dinner ready under #30minutes, Easy Dinner Recipes, Everyday Food, Indian Cuisine, Kid Friendly Food, Matar Paneer, Mattar Paneer, Meal, Mutter paneer, Party Dishes, Quick Meal, Simple and healthy diet in old age, Traditional Food, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people


  • 250 grams paneer/cottage cheese cubed
  • 2 cups peas
  • 1/2 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp haldi/turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp Everest kitchen king masala
  • 1 tbsp fresh cream
  • 1/4 tsp Sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp Oil
  • leaves Corianderfor garnishing
  • For grinding:
  • 3-4 red tomatoes chopped
  • 2 onions medium chopped
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 8-10 cloves garlic
  • 10-15 Cashew Nuts
  • A few springs of coriander
  • 1/2 inch dalchini/cinnamon
  • 2-3 pepper
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander seed powder


  • For grinding:
  • Grind all the ingredients marked for grinding in the mixer and grind to a very fine paste. Set aside.
  • In a thick kadhai/wok heat the oil add the jeera/cumin and let it splutter.
  • Add the ground masala paste and sauté for 5-10 minutes on medium to low flame till the oil separates from the ground masala. Since the stuff splatters a lot I used a lid and partially covered the masala.
  • Add the dry masala powders and stir well till the masala are incorporated in the masala.
  • Add the cream and stir in.
  • Next add the peas, water (about 1 cup) and salt. Mix well. Cover and cook till the peas soften.
  • Add more water if needed the consistency should be neither too thin nor thick. I prefer to add less water then adjust the consistency.
  • Add the paneer/cottage cheese cubes and boil for a minute or 2. Remember the paneer/cottage cheese hardens on cooking for a longer period.
  • Adjust the seasonings and then garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with chapatti, roti, pulao.


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26 thoughts

  • January 24, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    A classic winter recipe, well presented. I almost prepare similarly sans the Everest Kitchen King masala.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 30, 2019 at 10:12 pm


  • January 24, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    The pictures look fantastic Archana, I love this gravy.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 30, 2019 at 10:11 pm


  • January 25, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Shelling fresh peas brings back memories. My mother used to add peas to everything too. Your mattar paneer looks perfect.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 30, 2019 at 10:10 pm


  • January 27, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Reading your post reminds me of bag of green peas in the fridge that needs to be peeled. Anyway, matar paneer looks creamy and delicious. Nice, easy dinner dish.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 30, 2019 at 10:09 pm

      LOL peel them Usha.

  • January 28, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Matar paneer is one of the favourite curries at home. I just need a few rotis to finish it.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 30, 2019 at 10:01 pm


  • sapna
    January 30, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Love the creamy and tasty matar paneer, just the way we make it at home.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 30, 2019 at 10:04 pm

      Thanks, Sapana.

  • January 30, 2019 at 4:58 am

    Peeling fresh peas and eating half of it is a nice memory…. Mom wouldn’t be left with a lot to cook after we “help” peel it. Glad you had enough to make a curry with :-). Mattar paneer looks very delicious

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 30, 2019 at 10:05 pm


  • January 30, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Super delicious dhaba style mattar paneer , sounds so flavourful and creamy , I can polish off any dhaba food with nice hot rotis .

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 30, 2019 at 10:06 pm


  • January 30, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    The list of green peas recipes is quite impressive Archana. Love this matar paneer. If looks absolutely yum.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 30, 2019 at 10:06 pm

      Thanks, Ma’am.

  • January 31, 2019 at 4:24 am

    Mutter paneer is such a classic dish. Creamy and delicious. Love it with some roti or naan.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      February 1, 2019 at 7:47 pm


  • February 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    It has been ages since I peled fresh peas. I am sure it enhances the taste of mutter paneer.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      February 1, 2019 at 7:42 pm


  • February 7, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    Perfect with some hot naan, one of my favourite dish. It has turned out awesome

    • ArchanaPotdar
      February 11, 2019 at 5:11 am


  • March 9, 2019 at 4:24 am

    whenever I eat out at Indian veg places I usually pick paneer dishes unless it is a South Indian place then I have dosa. This is one of my go to paneer dishes I often order and your version looks so delicious

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 9, 2019 at 11:37 am

      Aww so sweet of you Mir. I wish I was as adventurous as you.

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