Matar Paneer - Paneer and Pea Curry in a Rich Tomato Sauce

In my garden

This has to be one of the easiest curries ever, and one of the first I learned to make (alongside Dahl and Palak Paneer). The kids love it, they love all curries, especially if they have paneer.

Matar Paneer

Paneer and Pea Curry

1 onion
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp vegetable oil
half tsp each of
Garam Masala, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric, paprika, salt
1 bay leaf
800 ml can of tomatoes
half a tsp of freshly ground ginger
1 cup frozen peas
1 block paneer cheese
half a cup of cream (optional)
fresh coriander to end

Chop the onion and garlic. Heat the oil in a pan and sizzle the Garam Masala, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric, paprika, salt and bay leaf for a few seconds. Add the garlic and onion and sizzle until the onion start to colour. Add the tomatoes and ginger and simmer for 20 minutes, then blend everything with an immersion blender. Add the peas and after 10 minutes the paneer, cubed. Simmer for 5-10 more minutes, then finish with the cream (optional) and some fresh coriander leaves. Serve with rice or Indian bread.

Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©

With this recipe I take part in the event: Let's Go Stuffed Series - LGSS


  1. Wow! Devo provare a fare Il Paneer!

    Grazie Ale :)

  2. I love Mutter Paneer. Urs look very rich and creamy..

  3. bella preparazione mi piac el'idea di creare un po di india dovunque tu sei :-)

  4. Yum! It definitely sounds easy and looks really good!

  5. Our family favourite, well executed..

  6. Perfectly done ~ the color n texture of the gravy is really appetizing!
    US Masala


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