Mutter or matar paneer recipe

Matar paneer is a popular North Indian cuisine made with cottage cheese, green peas cooked in delicious tomato gravy and spiced with garam masala. It goes well with rotis, naans or plain pulao.


  • Paneer or cottage cheese - 200 gms (cut into small cubes)
  • Onions - 2 (chopped finely)
  • Tomatoes - 4 (chopped finely)
  • Green peas - 1/2 cup
  • Butter/Cooking oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Kasoori methi - 1 teaspoon (crushed finely by hand)
  • Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste


Step 1

HOW TO MAKE MUTTER OR MATAR PANEER MASALA RECIPE Heat butter in a pan or a kadai. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.

Step 2

Once the seeds start spluttering, add ginger-garlic paste. Saute for few seconds. Add onions and stir fry till the onions become translucent.

Step 3

Then add chopped tomatoes and cook on a medium flame till they become little soft.

Step 4

Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt and mix well. Cook for 4-5 minutes on a medium flame.

Step 5

Add green peas and cook for another 5 minutes. Add little water if required if the gravy is too thick.

Step 6

Add paneer pieces and simmer for few more minutes.

Step 7

Add garam masala, kasoori methi and combine together. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Switch off the flame

Step 8

Serve mutter or matar paneer hot with rotis or naans. IMG_3062 IMG_3061

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