This is another delicious recipe made with indian cheese called paneer. Paneer or cheese cubes are cooked in a mild cashewnut and tomato sauce( gravy ). This curry gets its richness from cashewnuts ( kaju ).


  • 14 ounces paneer or tofu cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 10-15 cashew nuts
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp ground garlic paste
  • 2 onions
  • 2 - 3 tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup frozen petite peas
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 green chilllies
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • chopped coriander leaves for garnish
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • Add some oil in kadai and toast cashews and keep them aside.
  • In the same oil saute cheese( paneer ) cubes until golden brown as shown is the picture and drain them on paper towels
  • Blanch tomatoes in boiling water for 5 min, remove skin and blend the tomatoes into juice and keep aside.
  • In a food processor chop onions and green chillies very finely and keep aside
  • Make cashnewnuts into a fine paste and keep aside.
  • Heat remaining oil in the kadai and add the chopped onions paste, ginger garlic paste until it becomes brown.
  • Now add the frozen peas and saute for 2 more min.
  • Add the powders and tomato juice.
  • Cook until oil separates, now add cashewnut paste and cook for 2 more minutes
  • Add milk and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Add the fried paneer and garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
  • Adjust salt and spice to taste.
  • Optional - If you want the matar paneer curry to be even more creamier, just add heavy whipping cream at the end and serve.
Serve this matar paneer curry with rice, naan, chapathi( whole wheat bread ) or roti. My version of indian matar paneer is very simple and yet very delicious and creamy. This goes very well with even with tortilla.

Tags:Indian Cottage Chesse And Peas Curry, Matar Paneer


woman undercover ;) said...

hey! curry looks yummy - will try and get back

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