mutter paneer

Mutter Paneer

Soft paneer and sweet garden peas in a tomato gravy topped with lots of cilantro. A simple and fresh mutter paneer recipe!




  1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. After 1 minute, add the sliced onion and fry till it is reddish-brown.
  2. Add the tomatoes and cook until soft (5 minutes).
  3. Add the ginger-garlic and onion pastes, salt, coriander, red chilli, turmeric and garam masala powders. Sauté on a medium flame until the masala is cooked through (the oil will separate from the masala, 10 minutes). Add splashes of water while the masala is cooking to prevent burning.
  4. Add half a glass of water to the masala. Lower the flame, mix everything and cook for another 20-25 minutes.
  5. Add the peas and paneer cubes in the last 5 minutes.
  6. Take off the heat and garnish with the chopped cilantro. Serve hot with rotis or rice.


  1. Don’t bother thawing the peas if using frozen ones. I add them to the cooking masala straight from the packet and they turn out nice and soft.
  2. As always, make sure the tomato is the reddest and ripest one you can find for a vibrant looking dish!