Mattar paneer

Mattar paneer


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About this recipe: This mutter paneer recipe is my children's favourite Indian dish. Serve with rice or naan as a fabulous vegetarian main, or alongside your favourite curry.


Serves: 4 

  • 250g frozen garden peas
  • vegetable oil
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 5cm piece fresh root ginger, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons natural yoghurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 350g paneer
  • 2 sprigs fresh coriander for garnish
  • salt to taste

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Boil the peas for 10 minutes, then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a bit of vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat. Add tomatoes and onions and saute in pan with cumin seeds, turmeric, ground coriander, ginger and garlic.
  3. Add the yoghurt and let it simmer for 2 - 3 minutes. Add the chilli powder, boiled peas, paneer and salt; cover the pan and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve.

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Reviews (2)


- Rated on - 18 Jul 2016


I'm great fan of paneer, but this version didn't convince me. It wasn't bad, but it lacked in taste and heat of so many Indian dishes. I'm glad I served it with stronger sauces and dips to make up for taste. - 18 Feb 2016

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