Matar Paneer Dhaba Style

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Matar Paneer is my all time favourite right from the childhood.this is my mum's recipe which she would make on all the special occasions . Here is how she would do it..
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Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 4


  • 200 gm Paneer
  • 1 cup Matar hari
  • 1 large Onion size sliced
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 8 pods Garlic
  • 1 large Tomato
  • red chili powder as per taste
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 leaves Bay Leaves 2 bay
  • 7 White Pepper or corn corn
  • 1 Black Cardamom
  • 1/ stick Cinnamon
  • 2 strands Mace
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 2 cloves 2
  • 1 tsp Poppy Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Mustard Oil or paneer for frying paneer
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • leaves Coriander fresh chopped


  • Soak poppy seeds for 30 min. Peel onions ginger garlic.fine chop tomato. Make a paste of onion ginger garlic poppy seeds cardamoms mace cinnamon pepper corn & cloves
  • Heat oil in a wok for frying paneer. Add paneer cubes carefully. Fry both sides for 10 - 15 sec. Take them out & place on a tissue paper.
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker. Add bay leaves & add Masala paste. Cook on med flame for 3 min . Stir in between.
  • Add fine chopped tomatoes & red chili powder. Mix well. Cook for 2 min
  • Add turmeric & coriander powder & salt. Mix well. Cook on low to medium flame until Masala starts leaving the sides.
  • Add green peas/ hari matar.mix well. Cook 3 min on med flame.
  • Add paneer. Add 2 cups water.cover pressure cooker & cook till one whistle on high flame. Lower the flame . Cook till one more whistle comes.
  • Let pressure release. Open lid add garam Masala powder & fresh coriander leaves.
  • Serve with roti or rice

Recipe Notes

  • Paneer contains water so fry it carefully. It should be slightly golden.
  • Don’t over fry paneer. It becomes chewy
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