Matar Paneer

Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 30 mins | Servings: 2


1 tbsp oil

1 tsp cumin seeds

½ cup onion, finely chopped

1 tbsp ginger garlic paste

1 cup fresh tomato puree

½ tsp turmeric

1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder

1 tsp coriander powder

½ tsp cumin powder

Salt to taste

1 cup fresh green peas/frozen

200 gms paneer, cubes

½ tsp garam masala

½ tsp dried fenugreek leaves/ kasuri methi

Handful of coriander leaves


  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and allow to splutter.
  • Add onions, sauté them till they turn translucent.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, mix well and cook till you can smell the aroma of ginger-garlic.
  • Add in tomato puree, stir in and mix well. Cook till the puree starts leaving its oil and becomes dark in color.
  • Add turmeric powder, kashmiri red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt. Mix well, sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the green peas and paneer, mix it well. Add about 150 ml water, mix it. Cover and cook for 7-8 minutes on simmer.
  • Add garam masala, fenugreek leaves/kasuri methi and coriander leaves. Mix well.
  • Garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot.