Succulent Paneer fried and cooked along with boiled peas nestled harmoniously among herbs and spices..umm..Need I say more? Muttar (Peas) Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) is a dish which I have loved as long as I can remember. But then I have always been biased to Paneer. Anything and everything with Paneer and you know I am sold. I have to say that I have some lucky charm since I am married to another Paneer lover just like me. So its no wonder that this dish would find its way quite often at our table..not too often since I put myself to this "almost non-existent but believed to be in the works" diet. You can cut back on calories by making few changes to the dish, do zillion modifications but oh well - nothing beats out the real thing.Note : The Measurement are approximate. I am so used to eyeballing the ingredients that I would advise you to use your discretion.
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  • Serves: 4 people
  • About 2 cups paneer, cubed
  • 2-3 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 1 cup boiled peas
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • few sprigs of cilantro for garnish
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • To be Ground into Paste
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1 inch gingerroot, peeled and chopped
  • 2-3 green chillies ( or as per taste)
  • 1 tbsp cashews
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin
1. Fry the paneer cubes till golden brown. Remove and drop them in a bowl of warm water. This way the excess oil floats to the top and the paneer also gets soft. Remove and set aside.
2. In a skillet add 1/2 tsp oil and add the ground paste to it. Once the raw smell is replaced by aroma add the onions and saute for 3-5 min till they get soft.
3. Add the tomatoes and stir until soft. Then add the puree, peas,cream, honey and the spices and stir for another 5 min. You can add water if you prefer gravy consistancy. I like mine little dry.
4. Then add the Paneer and cook for another 5-10min. Serve warm garnished with cilantro. They go well with roti's and rice.

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By Sunita on Oct 12, 2010

hi dk i also love paneer as much as you do so i try every delicious dish of yours with paneer my next will be paneer cigar rolls, i added capsicum which gave a very tasty flavour and 1 tsp of cream yum yum yum yum


By Dj on Aug 29, 2012

Does the cooked paneer need to be put in cold or warm water....thanks....

Warm water --DK

By Archana on Dec 1, 2011

Do we need to add both baking powder & baking Soda or only Baking powder can do?

Is your question pertinent to this recipe?

By Shreeya on Oct 5, 2010

Y did u type 1/2 cup cream in the ingredient list when itz not at all used !!?!?!?!?

It is used - see while adding the tomatoes!!!!!!!!!!!

By anusha on Jun 24, 2010

Loved it ... Its almost just like what I usually do.. but mine has gravy ... will try the dry one this time... and oh my god ur pictures are so good

By KA Chef on Nov 4, 2009

Wow! What a site. You have a real knack for making a blog readable and easy on the eyes. Some sites look like train wrecks, but not this one - it's a pleasure to read. I can't wait to try out one of the recipes here. I'll bookmark your site and keep coming back. Please check out my recipe web site at Keep up the great work, and bon appetit!

By Siri on Nov 22, 2008

the first pic rockss dhivs..:) and the dish looks so yummy.. I am salivating now!


By Divya.M on Nov 21, 2008

Yummy Dk..i tried ur kadai paneer and it was yummy with parathas.....u rock...!!!

By veggie belly on Nov 20, 2008

This is some seriously gorgeous paneer! Great picture!

By karuna on Nov 20, 2008

yummy. my husband loves mutter paneer. but i dont fry the paneer. tht must be tasting real good

By Curry Leaf on Nov 20, 2008

Lovely.Muttar and paneer is heavenly combo. I think you r trying to fatten us all up .Mothwatering dish.Looks mouthwatering :P

By Gita's Kitchen on Nov 20, 2008

The picture looks great. It has been quite sometime since I made this. Thanks for the healthier version :)

By Gita's Kitchen on Nov 20, 2008

The picture looks great. It has been quite sometime since I made this. Thanks for the healthier version :)

By Medhaa on Nov 20, 2008

love paneer in any form. looks great

By natalia on Nov 20, 2008

this recipe is great ! Thank you for visiting and dare !

By DEESHA on Nov 20, 2008

yumm .. I love matar paneer ..

By Trupti on Nov 20, 2008

I love the way you described one of my favorites! It is indeed heavenly...and if any matar paneer looks as wonderful as yours, It would be blasphemous not to eat it!

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