Matar Paneer is a vegetarian curry famous especially in North India and also in Nepal. It is made with fresh peas and paneer in a tomato gravy with varieties of spices. However, you can also go for frozen peas if available.

Matar Paneer recipe is a quick and easy recipe for lunch and dinner. If you are planning for any special meal that is rich in taste as well then go for homemade matar paneer recipe. Mostly served with rice and roti (naan, puri, any kind of bread).

This recipe will give you real restaurant type taste and it is one of the popular dishes for parties or gatherings with family and friends.

Ingredients for Matar Paneer

  • 200 g diced Paneer 
  • 1 bowl peas (mattarkosha) frozen or fresh
  • 1 cup yogurt 
  • 5 tablespoon oil
  • 3 chopped tomatoes
  • 1 chopped onion
  • Ginger-garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • Red chili powder (as per your preference)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin and coriander seed
  • Garam Masala (2 cloves, 2 cinnamon, 2 cardamoms, 4-5 black pepper, 2 bay leaves or bay leaf)
  • Chopped coriander

Let’s make it

1: Heat 4-5 tbsp of oil in a pan and fry some cumin and coriander seed along with all mentioned garam masala and chopped ginger-garlic till it gets light brown

2: Add onions and 1 tbsp of turmeric on it, stir it properly

3: Add chopped tomatoes and then close the lid and let it cook in medium flame for 5 minutes

4: Grind the paste in a mixture for a gravy

5: Take it out in a pan and add some water and let it cook in medium flame

6: Add peas in it and then mix it properly

7: Then you can directly add finely diced paneer or for 3-4 minutes you can fry the paneer separately and then add it to the gravy

8: Add red chili powder and salt to taste

9: Add yogurt and then mix it properly and let it cook for 4-5 minutes 

10: Garish with chopped coriander on top

11: And it’s ready to serve 🙂

Homemade Matar Paneer Curry