13 May, 2008

matar paneer - Indian Cuisine

Indian cuisine is all about hot spices and aroma. "I am a pure NON-VEGetarian. But not a bad cook of vegetarian dish."
A North Indian style of cooking is amazing. So here I am with a new blog but with the mother -made old recipe with step by step directions to proceed making MATAR-PANEER. I still remember how in my childhood, I used to enjoy eating matar-paneer with the bread. But now I not only enjoy eating but also love making it . Matar paneer dish is easy and quick to prepare. Few ingredients follows a great recipe. So what are u looking for, move with the laddle in the kitchen and prepare this recipe for you and your loved ones.

For two Pax:
  • 250gms - Mutter (green peas)
  • 300gms - Paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 1 - medium onions (fine chopped)
  • 6 - cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 green chilies (chopped)
  • 150gms - tomatoes (chopped)
  • Salt To Taste curd / plain yogurt (optional)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tbsp red chilli powder (to taste)
  • 1/2 tbsp jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 3-4 black pepper seeds (optional)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup ghee / vegetable oil
  • Garam masala powder (optional)



  1. Take the water in a small pan, add sugar and boil the peas for few minutes.
  2. Take Paneer and cut into small cubes .
  3. Heat oil and fry the paneer cubes till golden brown.
  4. Take the fried paneer cubes out and dip it into the cold water. Leave it to get cold.
  5. Take the same pan in which the paneer was fried. Heat the oil.
  6. Add cumin seeds & black pepper seeds into the oil and let it pop a bit.
  7. Now add chopped onion and fry till gloden brown.
  8. Add the crushed garlic and grated ginger and fry on medium head.
  9. When they turn brown add tomatoes and fine chopped green chilles.
  10. Let the tomatoes be well cooked as they turn up to soft and tender.
  11. Now add all the remaining spicies, i.e. coriender powder, red chilli powder, turmeric with little water and salt to taste. Cook till the oil gets separated from the gravy.
  12. Add curd & stir it for 2-3 minutes over low heat. Curd add the richness in the gravy.
  13. Now add the boiled peas and the paneer which was soaked into the water.
  14. Mix it well and sprinkle the garam masala. Then according to the need of the gravy add the water.
  15. Let it simmer gently for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve hot with chapati/bread or steamed white rice.

Notice :

  • Green peas can be fresh or packed.
  • Curd is optional. But it adds the richness and different flavour to the gravy.
  • Ginger garlic Paste can be used.
  • To cook quickly blanch and puree the tomatoes.
  • Garam Masala again adds an Indian flavour to the gravy but its optional.

    Enjoy Good Food and Good life..!

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Rachna,
    Your pic of palak paneer looks dazling that it does'nt even need anything to garnish.
    Excellent receipe, shall try home soon.


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