aloo matar paneer

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Aloo matar paneer recipe with step by step pics. Aloo matar paneer is tasty curry or gravy made with potatoes, green peas and paneer in an onion-tomato base. The recipe I make is a simple and easy recipe with a home style taste. I pressure cook everything so that it saves time. But the entire dish can also be made in a pan.

aloo matar paneer recipe

This aloo matar paneer is similar to the way I make Matar paneer. in the recipe I have used cream. You can also use malai. Though you can easily skip adding cream or malai. I add cream to balance the tanginess of the tomatoes. No nuts are added but you can use some cashews or blanched almonds while making the onion-tomato paste.

There are many delicious recipes which are made by combining aloo, matar or paneer. Few such recipes on the blog are:

Serve aloo matar paneer with phulkas, plain paratha or naan or jeera paratha or with pooris. You can also serve with steamed rice, jeera rice or saffron rice.

How to make aloo matar paneer

1. In a blender or grinder take ½ cup chopped onions, 1 cup tightly packed tomatoes, 2 teaspoons chopped ginger, 2 teaspoons chopped garlic and 1 green chili, chopped.

making aloo matar paneer recipe

2. Without adding any water grind to a smooth paste. Keep aside. Meanwhile rinse and chop potatoes to a slightly large size. Also rinse green peas. You can use fresh or frozen green peas. Chop paneer into cubes and keep ready.

making aloo matar paneer recipe

3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a 2 litre pressure cooker. add ½ teaspoon cumin seeds and let them splutter.

making aloo matar paneer recipe

4. Keep the flame to a low and then add the ground onion-tomato paste.

making aloo matar paneer recipe

5. As soon as you add the paste, quickly stir.

making aloo matar paneer recipe

6. The paste splutters a lot, so cover the cooker partly with its lid keeping some open space at one side, so that the steam formed within gets an outlet.

making aloo matar paneer recipe

7. Do check in between a couple of times and give a stir.

making aloo matar paneer recipe

8. Once the masala paste stops spluttering, then add 2 tablespoons cream or malai. Adding cream or malai is optional and can be skipped.

making aloo matar paneer gravy recipe

9. Add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder, ½ teaspoon fennel powder (optional) and 1 teaspoon coriander powder.

making aloo matar paneer gravy recipe

10. Mix very well and continue to saute the masala on a low to medium flame.

making aloo matar paneer gravy recipe

11. Saute till masala thickens and you see oil releasing from the sides of the paste. Stir often while sautéing.

making aloo matar paneer gravy recipe

12. Now add ½ cup green peas (matar) and 1 to 1.25 cups diced potatoes. Chop the potatoes to a slightly large size.

making aloo matar paneer gravy recipe

13. Mix well and saute for a minute.

making aloo matar paneer gravy recipe

14. Now add 1 cup water. For a thick gravy you can add ⅔ to ¾ cup water.

making aloo matar paneer gravy recipe

15. Mix again very well.

making aloo matar paneer gravy recipe

16. Add ¼ teaspoon sugar. Sugar is optional and can be skipped.

making aloo matar paneer gravy recipe

17. Add salt as per taste.

making aloo matar paneer gravy recipe

18. Cover the cooker and pressure cook for 6 to 7 minutes or 2 whistles on medium flame.

making aloo matar paneer gravy recipe

19. As soon as the pressure settles down on its own, open the lid.

making aloo matar paneer gravy recipe

20. Add ¾ to 1 cup paneer cubes.

aloo matar paneer gravy recipe

21. The gravy will be bubbling hot, so the paneer cubes will get cooked in this gravy. Mix well.

aloo matar paneer gravy recipe

22. Then add ½ teaspoon garam masala powder and ¼ teaspoon kasuri methi (crushed).

aloo matar paneer gravy recipe

23. Lastly add 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves. Mix again well.

aloo matar paneer gravy recipe

24. Serve aloo matar paneer gravy with chapatis, phulkas or parathas. This delicious curry also goes well with tandoori roti or plain naan. You can also serve with steamed rice, jeera rice or biryani rice. While serving optionally you can garnish with a bit of cream and a few chopped coriander leaves.

aloo matar paneer gravy recipe
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aloo matar paneer recipe

Aloo Matar Paneer

5 from 8 votes
Aloo matar paneer is tasty curry made with potatoes, green peas and cottage cheese in an onion-tomato base. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Cuisine North Indian, Punjabi
Course: Main Course
Diet: Vegetarian
Difficulty Level: Easy

Servings 4
Units

Ingredients

for masala paste

  • 1 large onion or 85 grams onion or ½ cup chopped onions
  • 2 large tomatoes or 190 grams tomatoes or 1 cup tightly packed tomatoes
  • 2 inch ginger or 2 teaspoons chopped ginger
  • 6 garlic cloves or 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1 green chili - chopped

other ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons cream or malai - optional
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon fennel powder - optional
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (ground coriander)
  • ½ cup green peas or 100 grams green peas
  • 1 to 1.25 cups diced potatoes or 200 grams potatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar - optional
  • salt as required
  • ¾ cup paneer (cubed) or 100 grams paneer
  • ½ teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kasuri methi, crushed (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (cilantro leaves)
  • 1 tablespoon cream for garnish - optional
  • a few chopped coriander leaves for garnish

Instructions

making onion-tomato masala paste

  • In a blender or grinder take ½ cup chopped onions, 1 cup tightly packed tomatoes, 2 teaspoons chopped ginger, 2 teaspoons chopped garlic and 1 green chili, chopped.
  • Without adding any water grind to a smooth paste. Keep aside. 
  • Meanwhile rinse and chop potatoes to a slightly large size. Also rinse green peas. You can use fresh or frozen green peas. Chop paneer into cubes and keep ready.

making aloo matar paneer

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a 2 litre pressure cooker.
  • Add ½ teaspoon cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  • Keep the flame to a low and then add the ground onion-tomato paste.
  • As soon as you add the paste, quickly stir.
  • The paste splutters a lot, so cover the cooker partly with its lid keeping some open space at one side, so that the steam formed within gets an outlet.
  • Do check in between a couple of times and give a stir.
  • Once the masala paste stops spluttering, then add 2 tablespoons cream or malai.
  • Add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder, ½ teaspoon fennel powder (optional) and 1 teaspoon coriander powder.
  • Mix very well and continue to saute the masala on a low to medium flame.
  • Saute till masala thickens and you see oil releasing from the sides of the paste. Stir often while sautéing.
  • Now add ½ cup green peas and 1 to 1.25 cups diced potatoes.
  • Mix well and saute for a minute.
  • Add 1 cup water. For a thick gravy you can add ⅔ to ¾ cup water. mix again very well.
  • Add ¼ teaspoon sugar. Sugar is optional and can be skipped.
  • Add salt as per taste. cover the cooker and pressure cook for 6 to 7 minutes or for 2 whistles on medium flame.
  • As soon as the pressure settles down on its own, open the lid.
  • Add ¾ to 1 cup paneer cubes.
  • The gravy will be bubbling hot, so the paneer cubes will get cooked in this gravy. Mix well.
  • Then add ½ teaspoon garam masala powder and ¼ teaspoon crushed kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves).
  • Lastly add 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves. Mix again well.
  • Serve aloo matar paneer gravy with chapatis, phulkas or parathas. This delicious curry also goes well with tandoori roti or naan.
  • You can also serve with steamed rice, cumin rice or saffron rice. While serving aloo matar paneer, optionally you can garnish with a bit of cream and a few chopped coriander leaves.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Nutrition Facts
Aloo Matar Paneer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 72mg3%
Potassium 489mg14%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 905IU18%
Vitamin C 26.5mg32%
Calcium 256mg26%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Hi Dassana

    Tried this recipe today and it came out really good loved it????..I have tried many recipes from your website I must say you are truly blessed with good culinary skills..Thank you for sharing these wonderful recipes with us..Keep up the good work ????5 stars

    1. Welcome Jeena. Thanks for this awesome feedback and kind words. Glad to know that you like the recipes posted on blog. Happy Cooking.