Mattar paneer

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Mattar paneer

Green peas and cottage cheese in a simple tomato gravy.

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Serves 2
Main Ingredients Cottage Cheese

Mattar paneer is probably the most common panner dish which is made in any Punjabi household. Its quick and easy to make and also requires very basic ingredients. It can be made in a  jiffy without any fuss.


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  • 200 grams cottage cheese cut into cubes
  • ½ cup green peas fresh or frozen(boiled)
  • 1 small onion grated
  • ¼ cup tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp fresh cream
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil

to be lightly crushed

Mattar paneer Ingredients

Mattar Paneer Ingredients


  1. Lightly crush the cardamom, cinnamon a clove in a mortar and pestle and keep aside.
  2. Ina a large bowl and hot water and add a little salt. Mix well and soaks the paneer cubes in it.
  3. Meanwhile in a wok heat the oil and add the lightly crushed spices. Sauté for a while.
  4. Add the grated onion and fry till its golden brown.
  5. Add the ginger garlic paste and sauté for another minute or two.
  6. Add the tomato puree an fry for a minute.
  7. Add the dried fenugreek leaves, coriander powder, red chilli powder, salt and turmeric powder. Add a little water and fry till the spices are well cooked and oil separates.
  8. Add the boiled peas along with ½ cup water. Let it come to a boil.
  9. Add the cottage cheese cubes and simmer for 5 minutes.
  10. Add the fresh cream and cook for another minute.

Serving Instructions

Serve it hot with jeera rice, lacha paratha or tandoori roti


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