Matar paneer recipe | Mutter paneer recipe | Matar paneer ki sabji

Matar paneer recipe fresh paneer cube simmered in spicy, creamy peas gravy, is one of the tastiest and easy paneer recipes in India. This restaurant style mutter paneer recipe is not only super delicious but also very easy to cook at home.Now make this rich and creamy matar paneer ki sabji at home with below step by step recipe. In this post, you will learn how to make matar paneer? matar paneer recipe , mutter paneer recipe , matar paneer ki sabji

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If you are looking for quick paneer recipes for dinner, then you must try this delicious restaurant style matar paneer recipe.

Though mutter paneer recipe can be made in various ways for that reasons taste also varies in every dish but this is very delicious and simple paneer dish for your family. I’m sure you will love it.


What is matar paneer?

In this restaurant style matar paneer recipe where Matar means Green Peas and Paneer means Cottage Cheese is a very delicious and easy north indian recipes, where fresh paneer cube first tossed in butter,

then simmered in spicy peas curry flavored with a few Indian spices, finally served by garnishing with a few tablespoons of cream and freshly chopped coriander leaves on top of the curry.


What to serve as mutter paneer side dish?

Matar paneer goes well with indian roti, paratha , naan , or any type of flavored rice including jeera rice, fried rice as well as plain rice.


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How to store mutter paneer curry?

You can keep this delicious mutter paneer curry in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for at least 1 to 2 days.

Make sure before eating this just reheat with a dash of water and a pinch of salt,Kasuri methi, and freshly chopped coriander leaves if required.


Tips to make restaurant style matar paneer recipe


  • Green Peas : It will be best if you use fresh green peas for making mutter paneer recipe , if it is not available you can use either frozen green peas or boiled green matars.


  • Choice Of Paneer : Though matar paneer recipe can be made for both store-bought and homemade paneer,if you want to use store-bought paneer, soak them in warm water for 10 to 15 min to make the paneer soft.


  • Use Of Tomatoes : Always use red color ripe tomatoes for matar paneer masala paste as they have less tanginess in them, If it still tangy then you can sprinkle a few tablespoons of sugar to balance the taste.


  • Cooking Method : Cook spicy tomato onion mixtures in medium to low flame for at least 12 to 15 before adding green peas and water; otherwise, you can get the raw smell of tomato in matar paneer gravy.


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How to make matar paneer?

Here, the complete matar paneer ki sabji classified into three easy categories,

the first one is frying paneer cube, the second one is making masala paste for mutter paneer recipe,


the last one is making matar paneer gravy recipe

so, let’s make it now.


Frying paneer

1. At first, for frying fresh paneer cube heat 2 tbsp butter in a pan and melt the butter in a medium to low flame.


melt butter in pan


Note : don’t make the flame high, it will burn your butter which tastes bitter.


2. Now, add 200 gm fresh paneer cube in this pan, fry them medium to low flame.


saute fresh paneer cube in butter


3. Flip them after 1 to 2 min then cook both sides until it becomes slightly golden brown.


sry both sides till golden brown


Note : fry the paneer cube for only 3 to 4 min in medium to low flame, don’t over fry them, otherwise paneer becomes hard and chewy.


4.Then, take out the fried paneer cube from the pan and place it in the kitchen tissue to drain off the excess oil from the paneer.

fried paneer cube on kitchen tisue


Making masala paste for mutter paneer recipe


1. Now, to make masala paste for mutter paneer recipe heat 3 tbsp oil in the same pan and spread them thoroughly.


pour oil in pan


2. Now, add 2 medium size chopped onions and saute 3 to 4 min in medium flame until it becomes slightly golden brown.


saute onions till golden brown


3. Next, add 3 medium size finely chopped deseeded tomatoes,1/6 tsp turmeric powder, salt to taste.


add tomato,sprinkle salt,turmeric


Note : If you want to use cashew nut in your matar paneer recipe, before using it soak them in hot water up to 20 to 30 min then add in a pan and mix everything well.


4. Cook them in medium to low flame for up to 6 to 8 min.

cook them for some time


5. After that, cool this mixture and put it into a blender.


pour mixture in blender


6. Now, make a smooth maslala paste for matar paneer gravy.


smooth tomato onion gravy


Cooking matar paneer ki sabji


1. Now, for cooking matar paneer ki sabji , heat 3 tbsp butter or oil in and spread it evenly.


melt 3 tbsp butter in pan


2. Then, add some whole spices including 1 small bay leaf or tej patta,4 to 5 green cardamom, 1-inch cinnamon, and saute them in medium flame up to 45 sec to 1 min.


saute whole spices


3. Next, add the tomato-onion puree, to this pan and saute in medium flame for up to 4 to 5 min.


pour tomato onion puree


4. Add 2 chopped green chilli and 2 tsp ginger garlic paste, saute further 2 to 3 min until raw aroma completely disappears.

add green chili and ginger garlic paste


5. Then, sprinkle a pinch of salt, 1 tsp red chili powder,½ tsp garam masala powder,1 tsp coriander powder, cook further 10 to 12 min in medium to low flame until spicy tomato-onion mixture starts leaving sides of the pan.

sprinkle salt,kashmiri red chili powder,garam masala powder


6. After that, add 100 grams of fresh or frozen green peas or green matar (boiled previously) and mix them in this spicy masala.

add green peas


7. Now, pour 500 ml water in this pan adjust as per your peas curry requirement.

pour water


8. Then, cover the pan and simmer these peas curry on low flame for another 15-20 min until matar becomes soft.

simmer matar paneer curry


Note: If you want to use a pressure cooker then pour the mixture in it and cook for 2 to 3  whistle until mutter peas are cooked.


9. When matar is completely cooked, add fried paneer cube in this paneer gravy and gently mix them for another 2-3 min in low flame.

add fried paneer cube


10. Now sprinkle 3 to 4 tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves.

add chopeed coriander leaves


11. Furthermore sprinkle 1 tsp kasuri methi or dry fenugreeks and mix with this matar paneer gravy.

kasuri methi


12. Finally, for restaurant style matar paneer recipe, add 3 tbsp heavy cream in this paneer gravy and mix them well.

pour cream in panner gravy


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Matar paneer recipe | Mutter paneer recipe | Matar paneer ki sabji

restaurant styke matar paneer recipe serve on white bowl garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves

This matar paneer recipe is one of the delicious and quick matar paneer ki sabji in india, where fried paneer cube simmer in rich creamy matar gravy.Serve hot mutter paneer with rice or paratha.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


Matar Paneer Ingredienst

  • 1 bay-leaf or tej-patta.
  • 2-3 green cardamom or elaichi.
  • ½ tsp cumin seed or shah jeera. [optional]
  • 1-inch cinnamon or dalchini.
  • 2-3 cloves or laung.
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder.
  • 1 tsp coriander powder.
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder .
  • 1/6 tsp turmeric powder.
  • 1 tsp dry fenugreek leaves or kasuri methi. [optional]
  • 2 medium size finely chopped onions.
  • 3 medium size finely chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves or dhania patta.
  • 2-3 vertically sliced green chilli or hari mirch.
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic or adrak lahsun paste .
  • 200 gm fresh paneer or indian cottage cheese.
  • 100 grams fresh or frozen green peas [adjust as per need]
  • 4 tbsp oil .
  • 3 tbsp butter.
  • 10-12 warm water soaked cashew nut [optional]
  • 500 ml water [adjust as per gravy need]
  • 3 to 4 tbsp cream
  • 1 tsp salt [adjust as per need]


    How to make matar paneer?

    1. At first, for frying paneer, heat butter in a pan.
    2. Then add paneer or Indian cottage cheese and fry in medium to low flame until both sides slightly golden brown.
    3. Now, take out fried paneer and place it on kitchen tissue for removing excess oil.
    4. Now, for preparing paneer matar masala, add oil to the same pan and spread them thoroughly.
    5. Then, saute chopped onions, ginger garlic paste in medium flame until it becomes slightly golden brown.
    6. Next, add chopped tomatoes, salt, turmeric powder mix them well and cook in medium flame until it becomes soft & mushy.
    7. Furthermore, cool this mixture and pour it into a blender to make a smooth paste.
    8. Now, for making mutter paneer gravy, at first, heat butter or oil in a pan.
    9. Then, saute bay leaf, cardamon, cinnamon, in medium flame up to 45 sec to 1 min.
    10. Next, add tomato-onion puree, to this pan and cook on medium flame.
    11. After that, sprinkle red chili powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder, and cook them until mixtures thicken.
    12. Now, pour fresh or frozen green peas or green matar(boiled previously) and water, mix perfectly.
    13. Then, cover the pan and simmer for another 12-15 min for matar paneer.
    14. Finally, add fried paneer cube in this mutter paneer gravy and cook for another 2-3 min on low flame.
    15. Furthermore, sprinkle kasuri methi , chopped coriander leaves.
    16. Next, add a few tablespoons of heavy cream to your matar paneer and mix them well.
    17. Finally, mutter paneer recipe is completed , serves hot with roti, paratha, naan, or any type of rice ghee rice, jeera rice, fried rice.


Matar Paneer Recipe Note

  1. If you want to use a pressure cooker then pour the mixture in it and cook for 2 to 3 whistles until mutter peas are cooked.
  2. If you don’t want creamy restaurant style matar paneer flavor, avoid using any cashew, cream in peas gravy.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 790Total Fat 61gSaturated Fat 22gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 31gCholesterol 119mgSodium 2274mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 7gSugar 11gProtein 33g

Disclaimer: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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