MUTTAR PANEER (Masala Peas and Paneer Cheese) 

by Zars Kitchen Admin

Oooooh you lucky peeps… today I am sharing another one of Punjabi Mama’s legendary recipes!!!  

There are many variations to the North Indian Muttar Paneer recipe… some serve it with lots of gravy but this amazing family recipe is more dry-style and enjoyed with rotis (or naan bread).  It has become a staple in our home…. the kiddos love it rolled up in a roti or sometimes with rice.  

A deeeeelish, home-style recipe (they are the best), so healthy, super quick, perfect for a busy weeknight and made with mostly pantry ingredients.

Hope you lovely lot give this one a go!!… Would love to hear if you do! X

MUTTAR PANEER (Masala Peas and Paneer Cheese)

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • Cooking oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 3 Onions chopped small
  • 1 tsp Ginger minced
  • 1 tsp Garlic crushed
  • 2 Large tomatoes, chopped small
  • 1 Green chilli chopped fine (more if you like it spicy)
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Chilli poweder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 250g Frozen Peas
  • 400g Paneer, crumbled
  • Small handful chopped coriander with stems


  1. In a large pan on medium high heat add some cooking oil, then the cumin seeds and sauté for a few seconds until sizzling but watch they don’t burn
  2. Add the onions and sauté, continue to cook the onions until they are translucent  and just starting to lightly brown
  3. Add the ginger and garlic, cook for 2 minutes
  4. Tip in the tomatoes and green chilli, combine well, continue to cook for another couple of minutes
  5. Add all the spices; salt, turmeric, chilli powder, garam masala and coriander powder, cook out the spices for a further few minutes
  6. Squeeze in the ketchup and add the sugar, mix everything well so it is all combined
  7. Add in the frozen peas, stir it all well and continue to cook for 5 minutes
  8. Tip in the paneer and mix until all heated through
  9. Add the chopped coriander, combine well and serve piping hot with your choice of roti or naan bread
  10. Enjoy!
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