Indian Matar Paneer (Cottage Cheese and Peas)

Indian Matar Paneer (Cottage Cheese and Peas)

10 Reviews 5 Pics
  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 5 m
Recipe by  SHYAM17

“Easy to make; yummy with naan bread!”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. In a large saucepan, bring the milk to a boil. Stir in the lemon juice. Continue cooking 15 minutes, stirring constantly, until curds have formed. Using a cheese cloth, separate the cheese from remaining liquid, and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stirring constantly, cook the cumin seeds and onion in the skillet until golden brown. Mix in the bell pepper, corn, and peas. Season with garam masala, turmeric, and chili powder. Continue to cook and stir 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
  3. Mix the cheese into the skillet. Reduce heat to low, cover, and continue cooking 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro to serve.

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This was not good. I have been cooking indian food for 20 yrs and this was way off. There was no sauce, and it needed more spice. And where is the salt? I had to save it. I quickly sauteed ginger and garlic in oil and stirred the mixture into it, add a finely chopped tomato. I added a 3/4 tsp of salt, more garam masala, 1/2 cup water, cooked for 10 minutes. Then added 1/2 cup of half and half and cooked for another few minutes on low. It was superb this way.



WOW was this good - just a terrific recipe. Beware though that separating curds from the liquid is not easy and if you haven't done it before you should allow a little more time for that part.



I used another paneer recipe, but used this curry recipe. While the flavor of the curry was good, the consistency of the curry was off. It turned out like seasoned mixed vegetables, instead of a saucy stewy curry. Will probably be looking for other curry recipes or try to improve upon this one.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 673 cal
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 35.1 g
  • 54%
  • Carbs
  • 59.1 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 34.3 g
  • 69%
  • Cholesterol
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 484 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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