matar paneer recipe | restaurant style matar paneer recipe

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matar paneer recipe | restaurant style matar paneer recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. basically a north indian curry recipe prepared from paneer cubes and green peas. it is usually served with plain rice, jeera rice or choice of roti or parathas
matar paneermatar paneer recipe | restaurant style matar paneer recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. this exotic paneer curry is cooked in a tomato and onion based sauce with other indian spices. there are several variations to this recipe including adding potato, cream and even cashew paste. however, this recipe is simple matar paneer recipe with just peas and paneer cubes. moreover, this recipe can be extend to aloo matar recipe by replacing paneer with potato.

while, my husband not so great fan of paneer recipes, but for some reason matar paneer is an exception. hence, most of the time, i end up preparing matar paneer recipe in my home. also, the big advantage of this recipe is it can be easily served with both rice and roti. being a south indian, rice is cooked daily for our lunch and dinner. but preparing sambar or rasam can be monotonous. hence i try to bring variations by preparing paneer gravy recipes like kadai paneer recipe or matar paneer recipe. these gravy recipes tastes heaven when served with jeera rice recipe or veg pulav recipes.

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furthermore, i would like to share few tips and tricks about matar paneer recipe. firstly, try to use or prepare medium to hard paneer cubes for this recipe. otherwise, the paneer cubes may get dissolved while cooking in the sauce. secondly, you can use both frozen peas or fresh green peas. if you are using fresh peas, then make sure to boil for 5 – 10 minutes in water. lastly, you can extend this recipe by adding cooking cream to make it more creamy. however, i personally does not recommend it as we have already added thick yogurt/curd.

finally, i request you to check my other paneer recipes collection. particularly, palak paneer, kadai paneer, paneer tikka masala, malai kofta recipe. in addition, do visit my other indian recipes collection which can be served with matar paneer recipe like

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Recipe type: side dish
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 3 Servings
Ingredients
for onion-tomato puree:
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 4 cashews
other ingredients:
  • 1 - 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp jeera / cumin seeds
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick, dalchini
  • 1­ bay leaf / tej patta
  • ¾ tsp kashmiri chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder / haldi
  • salt to taste
  • ¾ tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder / jeera powder
  • ½ - 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 cup water, add to adjust consistency
  • 2 tbsp curd / yogurt, fresh
  • ½ cup peas, fresh / frozen
  • 10 pieces paneer / cottage cheese, homemade paneer
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves, crushed
  • few coriander leaves, chopped
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
onion-tomato paste recipe:
  1. firstly, in a large kadai take oil and add chopped onions, ginger and garlic.
  2. saute on medium flame till onions turns slightly golden brown.
  3. further add chopped tomatoes and saute till they turn soft.
  4. finally, add few cashews and blend to smooth paste.
matar paneer recipe:
  1. firstly, in the same kadai add oil.
  2. further add jeera, cinnamon and bay leaf.
  3. add chilli powder and turmeric directly to oil.
  4. now added blended onion - tomato paste and fry.
  5. additionally add coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, sugar and salt and fry.
  6. furthermore, add 1 cup of water add 2 tbsp of curd and mix
  7. further add peas and add paneer cubes.
  8. cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  9. finally, add crushed methi and coriander leaves.


how to make restaurant style matar paneer with step by step photo recipe:

onion-tomato paste recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai take oil.
    matar paneer
  2. furthermore, add chopped onions, ginger and garlic.
    matar paneer
  3. saute on medium flame till onions turns slightly golden brown. finely chopping onions will fasten the cooking process.
    matar paneer
  4. further add chopped tomatoes and saute till they turn soft.
    matar paneer
  5. allow the mixture to cool completely and transfer to a blending jar.
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  6. also add few cashews to get creamy texture.
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  7. and blend to smooth paste without adding any extra water.
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matar paneer recipe:

  1. firstly, in the same kadai add oil. use more oil if you are not diet conscious and looking for restaurant style taste.
    matar paneer
  2. further add jeera, cinnamon and bay leaf. saute till they turn aromatic.
    matar paneer
  3. lower the flame and add chilli powder and turmeric directly to oil. saute for few seconds, this helps to get bright red colour to gravy.
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  4. now added blended onion – tomato paste and fry for 4-5 minutes.
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  5. additionally add coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, sugar and salt.
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  6. fry till the spices gets cooked completely.
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  7. furthermore, add 1 cup of water or as required to adjust the consistency of gravy.
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  8. also add 2 tbsp of thick curd. simmer the flame and whisk well, else lumps of curd will be formed.
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  9. give a good mix and get to a boil.
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  10. further add boiled / frozen peas. if you are using fresh peas, make sure to boil till they are almost tender.
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  11. also add paneer cubes and give a gentle mix.
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  12. cover and simmer for 10 minutes or till the masala is absorbed completely by paneer and peas.
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  13. furthermore, add crushed kasuri methi.
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  14. finally, garnish with few coriander leaves and serve with tandoori roti / garlic naan.
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notes:

  • firstly, use more oil if you are not diet conscious and looking for restaurant style taste.
  • furthermore, adding cashews while blending puree, gives nice texture and taste to gravy.
  • additionally, add green chilli to make more spicy.
  • moreover, adding cream at the end will enhance the flavour of matar paneer. however, its optional.
  • finally, do not over boil the paneer as they will turn hard.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

32 COMMENTS

  1. I added two small tomatoes and also 2 tbsp curd. Curd was not all that sour. But my curry at last turns to be too sour.What am I doing wrong?

  2. Hey! I tried your matar paneer receipe and it came out really well! It was my first try and the guests kept guessing the ingredients till end . what more can make the cook happy?!. Thanks for the nice receipe and tips! Keep posting!

  3. I prepared the same and everyone in my family liked it, but the colour was not redish as shown in video. suggest wat to do for looking Bright Red colour Gravy

  4. I love your recipe videos. Very quick and effective way to communicate! Easy step by step instructions. I am now addicted to your site 🙂 Btw, this was a hit at home with my 5yo loving the matar paneer !

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