Mattar Paneer

Mattar Paneer is a Indian curry made with fresh green peas and cottage cheese cubes. A simple yet very flavourful curry which can be made in different versions .

Mattar Paneer is a regular feature in our house . I make different versions , but doubt if I have posted any of them . Today’s version is a Rajasthani version and my Rajasthani friend has made it . The gravy is made with onions and tomatoes but the ratio of these is what makes the difference . The Paneer cubes have been fried and immersed in water which makes them very soft . I really can’t say what makes it Rajasthani but my friend claims that most Rajasthani ‘s make it this way . Perhaps it is the slight touch of ghee that changes the flavour, which truly is amazing .

Now off to the recipe with a promise of posting different versions of this soon .

Mattar Paneer

Ingredients

2 tbsp oil
1 tsp ghee
1 large onion. Finely chopped
2 Large tomatoes, puréed
1 cup fresh green peas
100 gms cottage cheese
1/2 tsp ginger , grated
2 green chilly, finely chopped
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1/8 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

Method

Cut cottage cheese into cubes and deep fry .
Immediately immerse them in water .
Heat 2 tbsp oil + 1 tsp ghee in a pressure cooker.
Add the onion and sauté till pink.
Add ginger and green chillies.
Add the green peas and sauté.
Add all spices and sauté again .
Add tomato purée and cook till all moisture is absorbed .
Drain the cottage cheese cubes .
Add the cubes and about one cup water .
Mix well and close the lid of pressure cooker.
Let cook for one whistle and then simmer for 5-7 minutes .
Switch off the gas and let the pressure release .
Add coriander leaves and serve .

Mattar Paneer

Mattar Paneer is one of the dishes that I made for Rajasthani Thali

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Mattar Paneer
Instructions
  1. Cut cottage cheese into cubes and deep fry .
  2. Immediately immerse them in water .
  3. Heat 2 tbsp oil + 1 tsp ghee in a pressure cooker.
  4. Add the onion and sauté till pink.
  5. Add ginger and green chillies.
  6. Add the green peas and sauté.
  7. Add all spices and sauté again .
  8. Add tomato purée and cook till all moisture is absorbed .
  9. Drain the cottage cheese cubes .
  10. Add the cubes and about one cup water .
  11. Mix well and close the lid of pressure cooker.
  12. Let cook for one whistle and then simmer for 5-7 minutes .
  13. Switch off the gas and let the pressure release .
  14. Add coriander leaves and serve .

7 thoughts on “Mattar Paneer”

  1. hahaha, I guess there is no longer a boundary to dishes getting over to other cuisines. This is how I make and can’t say from where I picked it up..:)..the dish though looks amazing..drooling over the thali all over again.

  2. Hi..
    Thanks for sharing the recipe..one of my favorite…and looks tempting… Haven’t tried pressure cooking it..would do so now

  3. Matar paneer is such delicious side dish with rice or poori or paratha. I can finish this any meal. Your texture has come out like my mom cooks.

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