Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Matar Paneer Masala / Paneer Peas Masala / Roti Side Dish Recipes

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Mutter Paneer masala is a delicious North Indian curry. It is very popular and probably the most frequently ordered side dish in Indian restaurants. This dish is made of green peas and paneer, which are rich in protein, calcium, minerals and fibre.  The paneer cubes are stir fried in butter and soaked in a rich tomato based gravy, and it is a favorite for all those who love paneer.
It combines excellent with Chapatis, parathas, naan and jeera rice…!!!
Happy to share this all time favorite Mutter Paneer Masala recipe with you..:)
  • Paneer                          - 250 g
  • Green peas / mutter       - 1 cup
  • Tomato                         - 3
  • Onion                           - 2
  • Butter                           - 1 tbsp
  • Oil                                - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin                           - ½ tsp
  • Cloves                          - 3 to 4
  • Cardamom                    - 1
  • Cinnamon                     - 1
  • Ginger garlic paste        - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric pwd                - ¼ tsp
  • Coriander pwd               - 1 tbsp
  • Red chilly pwd              - 2 tbsp
  • Curd / yoghurd              - ½  cup
  • Garam masala pwd        - ½ tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  1. Make a puree out of tomato in a blender.
  2. Grind onions to fine paste and keep aside.
  3. Heat a tbsp of butter in a frying pan.
  4. Gently stir fry the paneer cubes to golden.
  5. Remove and keep aside.
  6. Add 2 tbsp of oil in the same pan and heat
  7. Add cumin, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom.
  8. Allow to crackle.
  9. Now add onion paste and sauté well.
  10. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for another 2 mins.
  11. Add tomato puree and stir well in medium flame.
  12. Now add turmeric pwd, coriander pwd, salt and red chilly pwd.
  13. Allow to boil, by stirring continuously , till oil separates.
  14. Now add green peas and mix.
  15. Add little water and allow to cook covered.
  16. Beat the curd to smooth texture and add to masala.
  17. Combine well.
  18. Add garam masala pwd and fried paneer cubes.
  19. Reduce flame to simmer, and cook till the gravy thickens
  20. Remove from heat.
  1. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  1. Serve hot with chapattis, parathas, naan and jeera rice. 
Am sending this to my own event…“ Letz Relishh –  Paneer 
Also participates in Suma's Sides dishes from India  &

  With Love,


  1. looks so good (picture perfect). I remember having them in a restaurant in Bangalore with Rumaali(spelling???) rotis. Can you pass on the recipe for rumaali rotis, too, please? Thank you.

  2. Hy chitra, you made my heart jump with your super fast comment..thanx dear.
    sure, will send you the recipe for rumali roti...its my fav too...!

  3. What a super duper tasty matar paneer dear..looks mouthwatering!!

  4. Wow! matar paneer looks too delicious. Would love to have with some naan!

  5. yummy yummy mutter panner jay, would be awesoem if i could get a serving :-P

  6. lovely dish looks very nice!!

  7. I too make it with same ingredients but a different procedure,sounds good!

  8. very common but perfect entry for event

  9. Masala looks very rich and delicious..

  10. inviting..looks so delicious..

  11. easy and simple dish i make often.love the addition of yougurt in it.looks yummy

  12. Mutter paneer masala is so splendid looking jay.Like to have it with naan n pulao.

  13. awesome recipe, Jay! yummy mutter paneer..

  14. Lovely and too good. This is one of my favorite paneer recipe and yours looks so perfect !!

  15. Looks so spicy and delicious curry Jay..

  16. wow Jay thats a very creamy paneer recipe. looks so mouthwatering that am craving some right now. love this dish with butter naan. Ahh Heaven!

  17. Loooks really yummy..lovely combo for roti's..

  18. looks yummy and fab...i have a similar version...but this one looks yumm yumm

  19. yummy yum mutter paneer ...love to have it with rotis ...can u plez pass me the served plate jay ...drooling here


  20. Never say no to paneer masala, very tempting gravy..

  21. Thank U all for visiting my blog.
    Your feedback encourages me a lot...!

    Have fun and enjoy your day...:)

  22. Thank you, Jay. I tried making rumali roti from a googled recipe. It came out rubbery (chewy).

  23. looks yummy- a reinvention of this timeless classic-

  24. what a lip smacking paneer dish!Would taste great with rumali!

  25. Great recipe Jay !! one of my favs too!!

  26. yummy curry ... my fav. too ...

  27. Thanx all for your precious time with me today...Hope you have a lovely day...:)

  28. Hi Jay,

    your apple juice was great!!!This recipe with panner and mutton is even greater!!!love mutton...



  29. Hi Jay,

    your apple juice was great!!!This recipe with panner and mutton is even greater!!!love mutton...



  30. Picture makes me hungry dear...love to have it now...yummy!!!!

  31. Hi jay, thanks for visiting my blog. u have a lovely space and pics are gr8 too.

  32. The gravy looks so perfect..My fav dish too!!Thx for sharing..

  33. The curry looks so rich and scrumptious! Thanks for sending it over.

  34. Hi!

    I am cant see your all list under the main side like veg dish.I am not able to see your all dishes.Please help me out.Thanks for very tasty recipes.Reply me please

  35. Hy khan,
    thnx for inspiring feedback...sure will update the recipe index soon.
    have a great day..!


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