Matar Paneer Recipe /Mutter Paneer Recipe/Dhaba style Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer or Mutter Paneer is a rustic dhaba style paneer gravy with green peas or matar. Since the market is flooded with green peas its the best time ti make some Mouthwatering dishes with it. Matar Paneer goes well with Naan Roti or rice .
Matar paneer taste simply delicious there are no fancy ingredients used here..Its a simple dish with lots of flavour .
300 gm matar /green peas
200 gm paneer
2 tomatoes
2 onions roughly chopped
5 to 6 garlic cloves
1 inch ginger
2 green chilies
1 and 1/2 tsp red chilli powder or as needed
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp jeera /cumin seeds
Salt to taste
2 tbsp oil
Heat a pan add 1 tsp oil once hot add roughly chopped onion,chopped tomatoes ,garlic ginger and chilli and saute for few minutes till the onion and tomatoes are soft.
Grind it to a smooth paste and set aside.
Heat a pan add oil once the oil is hot add cumin seeds then add the ground paste and saute for 6 to 8 minutes.
Add the chilli powder and saute for few over medium flame until oil oozes out.
Add coriander powder and salt and mix well
Add the green peas and 1 and 1/2 cup water .
Cover with the lid and cook over medium flame til peas are cooked
Add garam masala powder and salt if required.
Add paneer cubes and mix let it simmer for 2 to 3 min and switch the flame off.
Serve hot with naan, roti or rice.

I have used fresh green peas you can use frozen too.
You can fry the paneer cubes before  adding it to the gravy i prefer It without frying.
Cream is optional add if you prefer after switching off the flame.
Add more water if you want more gravy.

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  1. This is a lipsmacking curry...all time favourite

  2. mouthwatering one,looks so delicious with naan !

  3. Your gravy looks really restaurant like... so silky smooth and such a deep beautiful color!

  4. Looks too good, will surely try

  5. How much ginger garlic do we need to put?