Matar paneer– yet another famous Punjabi dish. Cottage cheese and green peas cooked in a rich creamy onion-tomato gravy. This dish tastes great both with jeera rice as well as roti/flatbread or naan. As this is a very popular dish, there are many different ways of making this. I have experimented with a lot of techniques and developed this recipe. Hope you like my version of matar paneer.
This dish is a great source of proteins, vitamins, and calcium as well as the goodness of aromatic spices and herbs – perfect for a well-balanced vegetarian meal. For a vegan option, replace paneer with tofu. Also, replace butter/ghee with oil.
Delicious matar paneer served with roti/flatbread
Matar paneer step-by-step recipe with photos
1. Saute onion, ginger, garlic until golden brown
2. Add ground spice mix in the kadhai and cook
3. Cook until done and oil separates
4. Add peas and cook
5. Add paneer and simmer
6. Add garam masala, kasuri methi and mix well
Rich, creamy matar paneer