Sunday 29 December 2013

Matar Paneer Masala / Paneer Peas Masala

Paneer Peas Masala is a rich, creamy and popular dish from North India. Try this; I am sure everyone in your family will like this, especially your kids! 

Serves - 4 to 5 people


Paneer (cottage cheese) - 250 gms
Green peas - ½ cup ( I used frozen peas)
Tomatoes - 3 medium sized
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Garam masala powder - ½ to ¾ tsp
Kasurimethi - 1 tsp (heaped)
Oil / butter / ghee - 2 tbsp
Cream - 2 tbsp (optional)
Salt - to taste
Sugar - ½ tsp(optional)

To Grind:
Ginger - 1½ inch piece
Garlic - 5 to 6 cloves
Green chillies - 2
Onion - 1 big


Pre - Preparations:
Boil tomato in water until it becomes soft. After it cools down, peel the skin of tomatoes and grind to a smooth paste. Keep aside.

Grind ginger, garlic, green chillies and onion to fine paste.

Cut the paneer into cubes and thaw the peas. Keep aside.

Cooking Procedure:

Heat oil / butter / ghee in a pan; add bay leaf and cumin seeds.
When it crackles, add grounded onion paste and saute till the raw smell goes.

Once it is done; add red chilli powder, corriander powder, garam masala powder and grounded tomato mixture with salt, sugar and 1 to 1½ cup of water.
Mix well and add green peas; allow to cook in a medium flame for three to five minutes or till the oil separates.
Now add paneer, kasurimethi, cream and mix; allow to cook in low fame for 2 to 3 minutes.

Your Paneer Peas Masala is now ready to be served hot!

This will be a best accompaniment for all Indian flat breads and with pulao varieties.


Instead of cream you can substitute with ½ cup of milk.

Sugar is added to balance the acidity of tomatoes.

 You can also avoid butter / ghee and use oil instead.

Adjust the water quantity and spice level to suit your taste.


  1. My most fav recipe.delicious and love the mild taste

  2. very flavorful mutter paneer and they look absolutely inviting !!

  3. Looks so nice. lovely ,warm color :)

  4. Colorful and also a mouth watering curry. Perfect when pairs with roti.

  5. Looks absolutely delicious and tempting....

  6. I make this very often... looks tempting.. m already feeling hungry

  7. Matar peas masala looks yummy, Happy new year :)


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