Paneer Matar Makhni

Paneer Matar Makhni

Paneer & Peas Curry

Every time I buy paneer, I end up making simple paneer bhurji as its quick and tastes great with phulkas. Today I wanted to give extra attention to paneer and make something rich and creamy!! To make it healthy I am adding fresh green peas to the curry. Perfect gravy recipe to please vegetarian guests!!


Paneer 200gms
Green Peas 100 gms
Onions 2
Tomatoes 1
Green Chillies 2
Cloves/Cardamon 2 each
Tomato puree 1cup
Shahi Jeera 1tsp
Ginger chopped 1 tsp
Garlic chopped 1 tsp
Kassori Methi fistful
Chilli powder 1tsp
Garam masala 1/2 tsp
Butter 50 gms
Oil 1 tsp
Pepper powder 1/2tsp
Salt as per taste.
Fresh cream for garnishing


Boil onions, ginger,garlic,tomato,clove, cardamon in 1 cup of water. Once they are cooked, cool them and make a paste in blender.

In a nonstick pan saute paneer cubes for few minutes and keep aside. Blanch green peas for 5 mins and keep aside.

Now in a kadai add butter with some oil, fry shahi jeera until they change colour and then add chilli powder. Add the peas and fry them for 5 minutes. Put the blended masala paste and tomato puree to this with green chillies and cook for few minutes.

Add the sauteed paneer cubes in the kadai and mix them all together. For seasoning add salt, pepper, garam masala. Crush kasoori methi with your hand and add to the gravy. Cook this for 10minutes. Feel free to add your own touch with lime juice! 

Sprinkle fresh coriander leaves and garnish with fresh cream. Serve hot with phulkas or jeera rice!

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