Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer

If you've ever wondered 'what is paneer?' then you're not alone!  Paneer is almost like an Indian cottage cheese ~ it's mild, milky and has a crumbly texture. It is also absolutely delicious, especially when it's pan-fried until it's golden brown

This paneer recipe (also commonly known as Mutter Paneer) is a GORGEOUS Indian side dish.  It is easy but the paneer will take a little while to brown on all sides.  It's not really a paneer curry as such as it's quite a dry dish making it perfect as a side dish.

Serves: 4 as a side dish
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Method: Oven (or hob)
Heat scale: 🌶️🌶️🌶️

Vegetable Oil
225g paneer, chopped into cubes
1 onion, chopped
5cm piece of ginger, grated
1 (or more) fresh chilli
2 teaspoons of Korma Spice (you could use any of our blends)
200g fresh or frozen peas
2 spring onions, chopped
Fresh Coriander, to garnish



  1. Heat the oil, then brown the paneer on all sides.  Keep the heat high but keep a constant eye so that it doesn't burn. Remove the paneer.  
  2. Add the onions, ginger and chillies to the same oil and cook until soft and browning.  
  3. Add the Spices and cook for a minute or so.  
  4. Then add the peas, paneer and spring onions and a splash of water and keep stirring on a high heat until the peas are defrosted but lovely and green and crunchy.  
  5. Season with salt and garnish with coriander.  

Serve with a simple daal for a complete meal.  

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