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Shahi Mattar Paneer

Royal Mattar Paneer

Recipe by Chitra Ahluwalia Pal of New York, US

You will forget resturants and start cooking, this is so tasty and tangy

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 2 finely chopped Onion
    • 1 tsp. minced ginger and 1 green chili minced along with ginger
    • 1 can of  tomato puree
    • Salt to taste
    • 1 tsp red chili powder
    • 1 tsp turmeric powder
    • 250 gm. Indian cottage cheese / Paneer
    • 3 cups of green peas (mattar)
    • ½ cup of curd
    • 2 cardamoms/eliachi
    • 1 tsp of sugar


    1. Cut cottage cheese/ paneer in 1 inch cubes and keep it aside.
    2. Now take a non stick pan and add onion and ginger mixture to it.
    3. When onions turn golden brown add tomato puree.
    4. Add Cardamoms and cook the mixture till 5 minutes.
    5. Now add Green Peas/ Mattar
    6. Add Salt, Red chili powder, Sugar and Turmeric.
    7. Add curd and let it simmer for 5-8 minutes.
    8. After cooking whole mixture / masala now add Paneer to this and let it simmer for 5 more minutes.
    9. Garnish with green chilies.
    10. Serve hot with Naan / Chapatti or Parantha.


    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Hi Misty, There is firm mexican cheese called Queso Fresco which you can use as a substitute of paneer. I have used homemade paneer sometimes. So you can use that, yes it is little time consuming but worth a try. Curd is Youghurt, dahi. Do try this recipe and let me know your comments. Thanks


    Hi- What is "curd"? Also is there a good substitute for paneer, I live in a rural area where such delectables are not available. I have hand made it before but it is time consuming, when I need a quick fix what else would work? Thank you and I can't wait to try the recipe. - Misty*


    hi your recipe is best


    Great & easy recipe. Turns out good too. Many thanks

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Hi Soujanya , Thanks for trying..keep on trying my recipes..and I will keep you giving new ones... Njoy Chitra

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Hi Manjima, Use Small green cardamom.. Njoy Chitra

    Manjima Sharma

    Hi Chitra... your recipe sounds good. But can u tell me that I should use big(black) cardamom or small cardamom?

    Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad

    Hi chitra...yesterday i tried ur Shahi Mattar Paneer. It was very tasty.


    really it was very tasty and everyone liked in my family