How to Make Matar Paneer

How to make mouth watering Matar Paneer

Hello Friends. Sorry I know I would have sent this post much earlier but was being a bit lazy in clicking snaps while cooking 😛 but today I am finally back with another paneer recipe. It is our very own favourite Matar Paneer that is easy to make, is rich and off course delicious to taste. :drool:

matar paneer

So let’s start with the ingredients which are required to make this dish. This much would be enough to serve 6 people easily.

matar paneer ingredients

Image showing the basic ingredients.
• Paneer (home made so can’t give the exact measurement).
• 1 cup of peas.
• 1 big tomato.
• 2 onions
• Green chillies, ginger and garlic according to the taste.
• General spices – red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, salt, Asafoetida (heeng), cumin seeds and kasuri methi.
• Oil to cook. I prefer mustard oil but you can take refined oil too.

Step 1: Begin by making a paste of tomatoes, onions with green chillies and garlic-ginger. Preferred way is to make all these pastes separately and them cook them one after another which results in better looking dish. But I am always in a hurry and mix all of these together in the grinder. 😛

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basic ingredients

Step 2: Take a pressure cooker and heat around 2 big spoons of mustard oil in it. You can even do the cooking in a pan/Kadai if you have boiled peas and if you have made the pastes of the above ingredients separately as that way you can cook items one after the other by giving proper time. I prefer using a cooker to save the cooking time. :whistle:

matar paneer

Step 3: When the oil heats up then add 2 pinch of Asafoetida and then add a teaspoon of cumin seeds and turmeric powder. Now lower the heat.

Cumin seeds, turmeric

Step 4: Now add the paste of the main ingredients and cook it properly for 8-10 minutes till you can see oil on the sides of the cooker/pan (means that the mixture gets little separated from the oil that you can see on the sides). You can add little water too to the mixture to cook properly.

Tomato paste

Step 5: Now add the red chilli powder, and coriander powder according to your liking. You will see the required red color appearing in your dish now. Stir and add your peas in it and then cook for some time again. If you are using a pan/kadai then better cover it up and then let this mixture cook for 5 minutes so that the peas get cooked properly. In a cooker, this is not required.


Step 6: Now cut your paneer into medium sized pieces and add them into the cooker.


Add Salt according to your taste and 1 cup of water too. Water level can be varied according to the consistency of the dish required. If you want thinner curry then add more water.

matar paneer


Step 7: Add 1 spoon of kasuri methi leaves to add that extra taste and now close the cooker and let the dish cook for 5 minutes on full heat or till you hear 1 cooker whistle. Switch off the gas.

Kasoori methi

Step 8: Check the cooker by opening the lid after 7-8 minutes. Now add previously chopped fresh coriander leaves and a teaspoon of garam masala into the cooker. Stir once carefully so as not to break the soft paneer pieces and again cover the lid or close the cooker for another 2-3 minutes.

Matar Paneer ready

Your Matar Paneer is ready to be served now. Just add some coriander leaves for garnishing.

It smells and tastes great. Hope you people would try it yourself. It’s not that difficult to make but do is wonderful to taste. :yahoo:

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61 thoughts on “How to Make Matar Paneer

  1. NIdsyyyyyyyyyyyyy…….yummmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyyyyy it is looking :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: I want it :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: I have paneer at home…..but I have to get the matar……… :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

  2. Nidsy….mustard oil se muzze…….low bp ho jaata hai…can I use refined oil….aur na do you make paneer at home….I have tried making mutter paneer….but it never looked good like yours……….and nidsy…..this paneer i always fry….i can use without frrying na…… many questions i have asked……but damn…..the mutter paneer is looking so good and i am hungry :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

    1. I always cook in mustard oil Jomo.. its an old habbit whcih’ll not leave me quickly.. n I nvr had any low BP ka prob 😐 .. so u cook in refined oil… no chg :haanji: :haanji: .. mujhe mustard oil se cooked vegees ka taste more pasand hai.. :drool: :drool:

    2. n yess.. no prior frying of paneer is reqd.. How I make paneer is the same as u wud be doing.. only thing is once u sieve out the panner frm the hot milk water sorts.. instantly keep it in cold water for sum time before draining out all the water n u’ll get pieces of paneer later.. :)) :))

  3. nids I make matar paneer the same way. Bt grinding everything together is the awesome tip. I toh first do pyaaz, then ginger garlic and then tomatoes. :headbang: :headbang: and never tried adding kasoori methi. I will try this time :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    jomol i cook in refined oil only. 😀

    1. rati….i took paste everything seperately only….first onion and garlic paste…then tomato…then spices :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

    1. mujhe bhi khud hi ab pics dekh ke bhook lag gyi n u wont believe.. tht day it tasted sssssoooooooooooooooo yuuummmmmmmm.. :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

  4. :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
    Sara diet plan has gone for a sixer now!! :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:
    And now I will make my Amma stare at this recipe until she gives in,and makes it for me. :whistle: O:)

  5. Posting such Delicious recipe (WITH PICTURES) when I have Navratri ka fast :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :smug:

    1. me too 🙁 … yaar ye post thoda late aya.. cud hav cum last wk only :haanji: ..wud hav been better.. 😉 but try after navratre.. :yahoo: :yahoo:

  6. its looking so yummmmmmmmmm :drool: :drool: i make matar paneer the same way only Nids. :haanji: :haanji: picked “everything in the same jar to grind” wala trick from ma sasu ma O:) O:) i used to grind everything separately bt this makes the prep so easy. :toothygrin: BTW i made vegetable biriyani today :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

    1. oye… giv me… :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: pllllzzzz.. briyani :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
      arre yaar sab alag alag tab i do when i hav all the time wid me to cook it… ab wid my son , kahan time so this is soo much easy 😉 😉 :teeth

  7. vow nids….this looks sooooooo amazing….my mouth is already watering :drool: :drool: :drool: …..but with the navratri fast going on…. :nonono: :nono:

  8. No food posts on sunday yaar ..i get khichdi in dinner 😥 😥

    I cant stop looking at the pics Nids ..they are so mouth watering :stars: :stars: :stars:

  9. yeh aaj hi aana thaa naa, jab moooze itna bhooooook lagi hai :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:
    nidhi yeh kitnii achi recipe hai but fir bhi yeh lo :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

    1. nuuu… nhi lgaaa :tongue: :tongue: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:
      sunday sabko hi bhook lgi hoti hai.. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

      1. achaa nhi laga… yeh lo aur lo :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :spank: :spank:

  10. yummy recipe nids :yes:
    i make it the same way too, except kasuri methi….will add it next time. I also make the egg curry the same way, just adding boiled eggs in the end and heating to get the flavors even, not really cooking.
    U hav any diff method? ?:) ?:)

    1. i dont make egg curry Geeta :toothygrin: … but u helped me learning tht 😉 :yes: … wud make it for my hubby as I am a pure Vegee.. O:) O:)

  11. Heyy Nidsss…. pannerr is so.. :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: .. me also make it the same way.. but dont use Kasoori methi.. will try it next time.. :yahoo: :yahoo:

  12. Thanks Nids for such quick recipe. My kids love Mutter Paneer. I used to make it using Rasoi magic. I tried your recipe and it turned out delicious. Much better than Rasoi Magic…ek dum ghar ka swad…thank you so much….also the paneer pieces size grew almost double after cooking and very juicy. Can Palak paneer be made same way in pressure cooker?

    1. oh Hi monica… so nice to hear tht u tried it n found the recipe tastier n better than readymade masala :yahoo: :yahoo: … well about palak paneer, i already shared tht recipe here.. u can chk it in the Recipe category… Palak paneer can be made in pan only .. a cooker is not required as we already boil the palak first in the cooker .. later a simple pan or kadai can work.. u plz chk my recipe.. it’ll help u as there are pics to explain the dish.. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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