Aloo Matar Paneer

Aloo Matar Paneer

This is one of the most popular north indian dishes. Soft Paneer cubes cooked in a smooth potato, peas, onion and tomato curry.
Aloo Matar Paneer goes well with Rotis, Naan, Parathas and Jeera- or biryani rice. A side cucumber yogurt Raita also goes well with the combination of Aloo Matar Paneer.
So here is a simple and easy recipe for a delicious Aloo Matar Paneer. If you are looking for more Paneer recipes then do check Palak Paneer and Chilli Paneer dry.

Jasmin Dhar


  1. 250 g cottage cheese Home made
  2. 4 - 5 1/2 Potatoes peeled and cooked
  3. 1 cup Green peas
  4. 1 Onion
  5. 4 - 5 cloves Garlic crushed
  6. 2 ginger pieces of root crushed
  7. 2 teaspoons Cumin seeds
  8. 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  9. 1 1/2 teaspoons Coriander powder
  10. 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  11. 3 tomatoes large
  12. 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  13. 2 teaspoons kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  14. 2 tablespoons Oil
  15. to taste Salt
  16. 1/4 cup water


45 mins
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    Peel and boil potatoes for around 10 minutes half time, till potatoes are 1/2 done. Keep aside.

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    Heat oil in a non stick pan, add cumin seeds and sauté till lightly browned. Then add crushed ginger and garlic for a minute then add cut onions. Turn down to medium heat and stir fry for 2 minutes until light brown. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and mix well.

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    Cut tomatoes in small pieces and add to fry. Turn heat very low, stir occasionally, cook about 10 minutes till tomatoes get mushy.

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    Cut thin batons of potatoes and add to fry. Sauté till lightly browned, stirring frequently. Add salt.

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    Now add the green peas and mix. Cover and cook till the vegetables are done.

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    Cut Paneer in to small cubes and add. Add about ¼ cup water and Kasuri methi. Mix well. Let simmer for around 5-8 minutes.

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    Lastly add the garam masala powder and serve hot with Chapati or Paratha.

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