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Mattar Paneer

Serves – 3; Prep Time – 15 mins; Cook Time – 23 mins


200 gms Paneer cubes

1 medium-size onion

2 garlic cloves

2 green chillies

½ cup tomato puree

1 tbsp red chilli powder

1 tbsp black pepper powder

1 tsp turmeric

1 tbsp garam masala

½ cup green peas (fresh/frozen)

2 tbsp curd or yogurt

2 tbsp vegetable oil

Coriander to garnish

Salt & water


Take a saucepan, put 2 tbsp of vegetable oil and allow it to heat up in medium-low flame.

Add 1 finely chopped onion, green chillies and garlic. Stir until colour changes and pour ½ cup of tomato puree.

Stir for 2-3 minutes, add little water and allow it to simmer for 5 minutes.

Add 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tbsp red chilli powder to the puree mix and stir. Simmer it for 5 minutes more in medium-low flame.

Now add 2 tbsp of curd or yoghurt with 1 tbsp black pepper powder. Mix it properly with the sauce. Add little water and allow it to simmer for 5 minutes in medium-low flame.

Add the paneer cubes with ½ cup of green peas and mix well with the sauce. Add 1 tbsp of garam masala with salt to taste, stir and add little water. Simmer for 5 minutes in medium-high flame to finish the dish.

Now serve your favourite Mattar Paneer with steamed rice or paratha of your choice.

Prithish Chakraborty is a self-taught chef. He posts daily recipes from his social media handle @recipesbyadad

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