Monday, 2 December 2013

Matar Paneer

Lip smacking preparation of matar and paneer into rich and delicious gravy….


150 gm paneer, chopped
3/4 cup peas
4 tomatoes, roughly chopped
3 onions, sliced
3-4 garlic cloves, crushed
1” piece ginger, chopped
4 tsp melon seeds (magaz)
2 tsp poppy seeds (khus khus)
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
2 cloves
½ cup milk
2 tbsp oil + 1/2 tbsp butter
Salt to taste
Oil for frying onions & paneer


  • Shallow fry paneer cubes to a golden colour on all sides and keep aside.
  • Soak melon & poppy seeds in 1/4 cup water for 10 minutes.
  • Deep fry sliced onions to a golden brown colour.
  • Cool and grind with soaked melon and poppy seeds to a fine paste with very little water.
  • Boil tomatoes, cloves & garlic- ginger with 1 cup water. Keep covered on low flame till the tomatoes turn soft. Cool and grind to a puree.
  • Heat oil + butter, add onion and melon paste. Cook till oil separates.
  • Add red chilli powder and tomato puree. Cook for 5-7min till oil separates.
  • Add milk gradually, stirring continuously for 2 min on low flame.
  • Add peas, garam masala and salt and fry for 2-3 min.
  • Add enough hot water to get thick gravy, cook covered till peas are done.
  • Add the fried paneer cubes. Simmer on low flame for 2-3 min till paneer turn soft.
  • Serve hot with naan or chapati.


  1. I have one word to describe this dish - Fabulous. It has all the elements I adore but paneer is seldom for us. Its usually tofu.

  2. mattar paneer looks inviting and yummy

  3. Inviting and yummy mattar paneer.. Lovely color..

  4. wow.. looks Awesome & fantastic.. lovely click..

  5. Preeti love the way u make creamy curies, matar paneer looks yummm.

  6. Matar paneer looks delicious and inviting.

  7. Very very tempting, creamy and delicious matar paneer...

  8. Wow!! i would so love to try this rich version of matar paneer!!

  9. Looks absolutely creamy and yummy ! love the click and the props too :)

  10. thank you friends for the 'tempting' comments...:)