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Matar Paneer Masala Recipe Indian Dish

Let's make one of the most popular paneer recipes of North India!

Learn how to make delicious Matar Paneer Masala recipe step by step! But first, know the benefits of Matar (Peas) and Paneer. What do they do? Well, Peas are highly rich in vitamin C, magnesium, vitamin K, manganese, vitamin A, iron, calcium, vitamin B-6, protein, folate, thiamin, and potassium. They are cholesterol free and are very good for health. They also contain a fair amount of heart-healthy minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and calcium.

Vitamin K helps your blood sugar control. It is a healthy vegetable for people with diabetes, but it also affects those who do not have this disease.  Paneer is a fresh cheese common in the Indian subcontinent, especially in India. Paneer is also very good for weight loss. It keeps you full for longer and is also good for heart health. It improves digestion and is rich in protein.

Matar Paneer is one of the most popular recipes of North India. Indian people love this dish! They admire it most.

How To Make Cheesy Peas / Matar Paneer Masala Recipe | Indian Food

How To Make Cheesy Peas / Matar Paneer Masala Recipe | Indian Food
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How To Make Cheesy Peas / Matar Paneer Masala Recipe | Indian Food

Ingredients
1 hour
2
  • For Boiling Peas:
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Peas
  • For Boiling Onions:
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 Nos Onions
  • For Frying Paneer Cubes:
  • 2 Cups Oil
  • 12-13 Paneer Cubes
  • For Gravy:
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Nos Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Ginger- Garlic Paste.
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 Green Chili , chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Tomato , pureed
  • 1 tsp Coriander Leaves
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
Instructions
Prep
15 minutes
Cook
45 minutes
Ready in
1 hour
  1. For Boiling Peas:
  2. In a bowl of boiling water add peas to soften them.
  3. Make sure the peas swell up a little after boiling. Check whether they are boiled and turn off the flame.
  4. For Boiling Onions:
  5. Boil long chopped onions in water for better grinding.
  6. Onions become white after getting boiled and puff up a little.
  7. Turn off the flame and grind it to a fine paste after letting it cool for some time.
  8. For Frying Paneer Cubes:
  9. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the paneer cubes until golden brown. Fry on high flame but do not burn.
  10. Prepare the Gravy:
  11. In a heavy bottomed pan heat a tablespoon of oil and add bay leaves and cumin seeds.
  12. When they crackle add ginger garlic paste and onion paste. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  13. Now add the spices such as salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder and red chili powder. Put the chopped green chili and mix thoroughly to combine the masalas well.
  14. Cook until oil starts separating spices and releases aroma.
  15. Now add the tomato puree and cook on medium flame for thorough mixing of ingredients.
  16. When it starts releasing oil, add coriander leaves and mix.
  17. Then add water and garam masala. Stir and cook for few more minutes until the water evaporates.
  18. Now add peas and fried paneer to it. Stir with light hands and coat them well with the gravy.
  19. After thorough cooking transfer the prepared dish in a serving bowl and garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Serve hot
Notes

Try to use or prepare medium to hard paneer cubes for making Matar Paneer Masala. otherwise, the paneer cubes may get dissolved while cooking in the gravy. You can use both frozen peas or fresh green peas. Boil the fresh green peas before cooking.

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