Vegetarian Indian Mattar Paneer

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Vegetarian Indian Mattar Paneer, a type of curd cheese, is a vegetarian north Indian dish consisting of peas and paneer in a tomato based sauce, spiced with garam masala. It is often served with rice and an Indian type of bread.

This Vegetarian Indian Mattar Paneer recipe serves 3 people


250g paneer, cubed.
1 tsp jeera seeds.
1 green chili, finely sliced.
½ tsp turmeric powder.
1 tbsp. tomato paste.
1½ cups frozen peas.
Pinch of sugar.
½ cup water.
Curry leaves


Vegetarian Indian Mattar Paneer
Vegetarian Indian Mattar Paneer


How to prepare your Vegetarian Indian Mattar Paneer:

Heat some oil in a pan and gently fry the paneer until lightly golden brown.
Remove from the pan and drain on a paper towel.
Heat some oil in a pot and add the Jeera seeds, curry leaves and cook until they start to lightly brown.
Add the chili, tomato paste and all the spices, stir to combine.
Add the water and stir.
Allow the mixture to come to the boil.
Add the peas and mix.
Cook till the peas are soft, couple of minutes.
Add the paneer cubes and toss allowing the paneer to heat through, before removing from the heat.

Prepared, tried and tested Bobby Swanson

Yes, true to form, we do have more Paneer dishes

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2 thoughts on “Vegetarian Indian Mattar Paneer”

  1. Before going vegan, I made this dish a lot. There was no chili, curry leaves or sugar added. There were several additional spices not listed here. I made it for a summer party, for the buffet. Luckily, I had prepped additional spices, because I had to make more. It was the first dish consumed.


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