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Mutter Paneer Recipe

Mutter paneer

Published: May 21, 2015 at 11:21 am
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4 as a side

Mutter paneer is a traditional north Indian curry. The texture of fresh peas stands up well against the paneer, but frozen is fine too. This can be ready in just 30 minutes, and you won't feel like you're missing out, even though it's veggie. Serve it as a side curry with some naan or rice.

  • Vegetarian

Make this mutter paneer recipe for a comforting dinner, then check out our easy spinach, chickpea & potato curryaloo gobi mattar, saag chana masala and other vegetarian curry recipes.

For more veggie options, try our vegetarian curry, vegetarian chilli, vegetarian paella and other vegetarian recipes.


  • oil
  • 450g paneer, cubed
  • 5cm piece ginger, grated
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 200g (podded weight) fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • a small bunch coriander
  • to serve naan or roti or rice


  • STEP 1

    Heat oil 1/2cm deep in a pan until it is shimmering hot and a cube of paneer will sizzle when you add it. Fry the paneer until it starts to turn brown at the edges. Don’t over do it or it will melt, and be careful as the oil will spit. Scoop the cheese out and drain it on kitchen paper.

  • STEP 2

    Tip out the oil and then put the pan back on the heat.Add the ginger, cumin, turmeric, ground coriander and chilli powder and fry everything for a minute until the spices sizzle.Add the tinned tomatoes, break them up with a spoon and simmer everything for 5 minutes. Add the peas and simmer for a further 5 minutes, then stir in the paneer and garam masala and season well. Serve with naan, roti or rice.

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Mutter Paneer Recipe

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