Mutter Paneer

5 from 3 votes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Served AsDinner, Lunch
CuisineNorth Indian
Servings 2


  • Paneer/Indian cottage cheese -150 grams
  • Fresh or frozen Peas - 1/2 cup
  • Onion - 1 cup very finely chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste -1 tsp
  • Tomatoes - 3 medium size ripe ones
  • Cashew nuts - 6-7
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 2 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder or Kitchen king masala -1 tsp flat
  • Salt
  • Oil/Butter -1 1/2- 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaf - 1


  • Put tomatoes in boiling water for 3-4 minutes. Drain the water and allow it to cool. Remove the skin and puree it.
  • Soak cashew nuts in hot water for 15 minutes and then grind it to a paste adding less water.
  • Boil peas with a little salt till soft. Cut paneer into cubes. If your paneer is store bought, you can soak them in hot water with a little salt for just 5 minutes if required.
  • Now the tomato puree, boiled peas, paneer and the cashew nut paste is kept ready.
  • Chop onions very finely.
  • Heat oil in a pan /kadai, add jeera seeds, bay leaf, when jeera sizzles, add finely chopped onions and saute until light brown. Add a little salt to speed up the process. Stir continuously for even browning.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.
  • Then add tomato puree and all the dry powder including salt.
  • Cook in medium flame until tomatoes become mushy and oozes oil. Stir in between.
  • Now add the cashew nut paste (I forgot to take that picture, but you don't forget to add it ) and saute for a few more minutes until the raw flavor of the paste goes.
  • Then add the cooked peas and paneer.
  • Let the paneer and peas get mixed well with the masala.
  • Then add 1 cup of water and cook for some more time until everything gets blended well. You can adjust the consistency of the gravy according to your preferences. Check for salt.
  • Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and a tbsp of fresh cream.

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5 from 3 votes

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