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Matar Paneer Recipe

Punjabi Matar Paneer Recipe

Make delicious Matar Paneer Punjabi style with this easy recipe.
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 4


  • 1 no. Onion Medium - Peeled and chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger Fresh, chopped
  • 6 tabelspoon Vegetable Oil
  • 10 pieces paneer Plus 2 cups of Whey
  • 1 no. whole dried red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Coriander Seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 3 nos. medium sized tomatoes peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups Peas Peeled

How to make:

  • Put the chopped onion and ginger into a blender or food processor along with 1/3 cup water and blend until you have a smooth paste.
  • Leave paste in the blender container.
  • Heat oil in a heavy 10-inch wide pot over a medium flame.
  • When hot put in the pieces of paneer in a single layer and fry until golden brown on all sides.
  • This happens pretty fast. Remove to a plate.
  • Put the dried red pepper into the same oil.
  • Within 2 seconds, turn the pepper over so that it browns on both sides.
  • Now put in the contents of the blender (keep your face averted as the paste might splatter).
  • Fry, stirring constantly, for about 10-12 minutes, or until paste turns a light brown color.
  • Add the coriander and turmeric and fry, stirring, for another minute.
  • Put in the minced tomatoes.
  • Stir and fry for another 3 to 4 minutes or until the tomatoes turn a dark, reddish brown shade.
  • Now pour in 2 cups (0.47 l) (0.47 l) of the whey.
  • Add the salt and the black pepper.
  • Mix well and bring to a boil.
  • Cover, lower heat, and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  • Lift cover and put in the paneer pieces and the peas. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until the peas are cooked.
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