Jan 212015

I have shared several paneer recipes already, some of which are dry tawa paneer, paneer in mutter gravy, paneer dum biryani, chili paneer etc.

Today, I share another easy and quick recipe that goes well with roti, parathas or even rice. Paneer and green peas/mutter cooked with some spices in a tangy tomato base. This is a semi-dry curry as there is no gravy as such, but you can make a gravy by simply adding tomato paste instead of chopped ones.


Serves: 2

Cooking time: 20 mins


Paneer/cottage cheese cubes – ½ cup (check my homemade paneer recipe here)

Green peas/mutter – ½ cup

Onions – 1 big (finely chopped)

Tomato – 2 medium (finely chopped)

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp

Cumin seeds – ½ tsp

Cloves – 2

Cinnamon – small piece

Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp

Red chili powder – 1 tsp

Coriander powder – ½ tsp

Cumin powder – ¼ tsp

Sugar – ½ tsp

Coriander leaves – to garnish

Salt – to taste

Oil – 1 tbsp



  1. Heat oil in a pan and fry the paneer till they turn light golden brown on both sides. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, add the cumin seeds, cloves and cinnamon. Fry till they become aromatic.
  3. Then add the onions and ginger garlic paste. Fry till the onions become soft.
  4. Then add the turmeric powder, red chili powder, and coriander and cumin powders. Fry for another minute. Add 2 tbsp of water if needed.
  5. Then add the mutter/green peas, salt and cook covered for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, ¼ cup of water and cook covered for another 2 minutes till the tomatoes become mushy.
  6. Add the fried paneer pieces, ¼ cup water, salt if needed, sugar and simmer for another 2 minutes till the right consistency is achieved. Add the coriander leaves and remove from heat.
  7. Serve hot with roti or parathas.IMG_1908-2

  3 Responses to “Mutter Paneer (Green peas and Cottage Cheese) – Semi dry curry”


    Very nice yummy


    Lovely, one of my favourites!

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