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how to make matar paneer



Matar Paneer is a popular vegetarian dish from the Indian subcontinent made from peas and paneer (cottage cheese), simmered together in a rich and spicy curry sauce. The dish is typically served with Indian breads like roti or naan, or with rice. It is a comfort food loved by people of all age groups. It is also a great source of protein and provides a balanced meal when served with roti or rice.

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paneer (cottage cheese)


fresh peas

1 cup

medium onions, finely chopped


medium tomatoes, pureed


green chillies, sliced



2 teaspoons

garlic paste

cumin seeds

2 teaspoons

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

2 teaspoons

garam masala

1/2 teaspoon


2 tablespoons

Salt to taste



Step 1:

Heat the oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds and let them splutter.

Step 2:

Add the chopped onions and green chillies, cook until the onions turn translucent.

Step 3:

Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté until the raw smell goes away.

Step 4:

Add the pureed tomatoes and cook till the oil separates from the masala.

Step 5:

Add the turmeric, red chilli, coriander powder and garam masala, sauté for a minute.

Step 6:

Add the peas, paneer and salt to the pan, mix well to coat the paneer and peas in the masala.

Step 7:

Cover the pan and cook on a low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 8:

Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with roti or rice.

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