Mutter Paneer Masala


  • 1 cup Peas, frozen
  • 1/2 lb. low-fat Paneer
  • 2 medium size Tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. Oil
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp. Cumin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. Ginger Paste
  • ½ tsp. Turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp. Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp. Garam masala
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 medium size Cinnamon stick


  • Cut the paneer into half inch pieces.
  • Heat 1tsp of oil in a pan, add the cubed paneer; fry for 2-3 minutes, until they gently turn to golden brown on all sides. Take the paneer out and place on a paper towel so the extra oil is absorbed.
  • Blend the chopped tomatoes and ginger to make a paste.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan.
  • When oil is ready, add the asafoetida, cumin seeds, bay leaves and cinnamon; fry for a few seconds.
  • Add the tomato paste, coriander, turmeric, chili powder and paprika.;mix well.
  • Cook until the mixture reduces to half.
  • Add the green peas and 1/4 cup of water. cook on medium heat pan should be covered.
  • When the peas are tender,then add fried paneer and salt.


  • Add 1 tablespoon fresh chopped methi leaves or 1/2 tablespoon dried methi leaves for garnishing or alternate with chopped cilantro leaves.
  • Alternate tomatoes with store bought tomato paste.


Tina said...

Mutter paneer looks delicious and colourful....

veena said...

Hi ...
hw r u doing ..lovely mutter paneer masala ...Love the colour ..thanks a lot for the lovely comments in my blog ..keep in touch

Smitha said...

Wow! That pic looks gorgeous. i love paneer in any form. Very good recipe. Will try it out some time.

Sumathi said...

Mutter paneer looks great..

Varunavi said...

Lovely colour,nice recipe :)

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