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Shahi Mattar Paneer

By: Chitra Ahluwalia Pal of New York, US

Royal Mattar Paneer

Filed in Main Dishes

Serves 4 people

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You will forget resturants and start cooking, this is so tasty and tangy


  • 2 finely chopped Onion
  • 1 tsp. minced ginger and 1 green chili minced along with ginger
  • 1 can of  tomato puree
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 250 gm. Indian cottage cheese / Paneer
  • 3 cups of green peas (mattar)
  • ½ cup of curd
  • 2 cardamoms/eliachi
  • 1 tsp of sugar


  1. Cut cottage cheese/ paneer in 1 inch cubes and keep it aside.
  2. Now take a non stick pan and add onion and ginger mixture to it.
  3. When onions turn golden brown add tomato puree.
  4. Add Cardamoms and cook the mixture till 5 minutes.
  5. Now add Green Peas/ Mattar
  6. Add Salt, Red chili powder, Sugar and Turmeric.
  7. Add curd and let it simmer for 5-8 minutes.
  8. After cooking whole mixture / masala now add Paneer to this and let it simmer for 5 more minutes.
  9. Garnish with green chilies.
  10. Serve hot with Naan / Chapatti or Parantha.

Latest Comments

By Chitra Ahluwalia Pal on 1/30/2010 3:01:00 AM

Hi Misty, There is firm mexican cheese called Queso Fresco which you can use as a substitute of paneer. I have used homemade paneer sometimes. So you can use that, yes it is little time consuming but worth a try. Curd is Youghurt, dahi. Do try this recipe and let me know your comments. Thanks

By Misty on 1/29/2010 4:46:00 PM

Hi- What is "curd"? Also is there a good substitute for paneer, I live in a rural area where such delectables are not available. I have hand made it before but it is time consuming, when I need a quick fix what else would work? Thank you and I can't wait to try the recipe. - Misty*

By prince on 9/17/2009 7:36:00 AM

hi your recipe is best

By Thrit on 8/25/2009 3:27:00 AM

Great & easy recipe. Turns out good too. Many thanks

By Chitra Ahluwalia Pal on 4/29/2009 11:36:00 AM

Hi Soujanya , Thanks for trying..keep on trying my recipes..and I will keep you giving new ones... Njoy Chitra

By Chitra Ahluwalia Pal on 4/29/2009 11:35:00 AM

Hi Manjima, Use Small green cardamom.. Njoy Chitra

By Manjima Sharma on 4/29/2009 9:31:00 AM

Hi Chitra... your recipe sounds good. But can u tell me that I should use big(black) cardamom or small cardamom?

By Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad on 4/26/2009 3:31:00 PM

Hi chitra...yesterday i tried ur Shahi Mattar Paneer. It was very tasty.


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