How to Make Matar Paneer Gravy Recipe at Home

Last Updated on June 9, 2019 by hungryoungwoman

Matar Paneer Gravy is a delicious and creamy gravy made with peas and cottage cheese. It is a wonderful and easy recipe that can be enjoyed by all lovers of Indian food

For those unfamiliar to Indian food or cottage cheese, it is a type of cheese that is very similar to ricotta and has a slightly salty taste when eaten on its own. However, when put in a gravy like this recipe for Matar Paneer Curry, the cottage cheese (paneer) adapts the flavor of the curry. Cottage cheese can also be eaten with crackers if you fancy them but you see, we Indians love adding them in our curries!

How to Make Matar Paneer Gravy:

If you’ve read my previous recipes of Palak Paneer and Jhinga Masala, you know that we always start with sauteing onions in oil. We do the same here with tomatoes but add cashew nuts too. The ingredients are then blended in a food processor.

We proceed with adding half of an onion in another pan along with ginger-garlic paste (readymade bottle of the ingredient linked above!) Add the spices mentioned, then cream, and lastly the peas and paneer. The result will be a tasty curry that will have your guests thanking you long after!

I have also added halloumi and tofu above if you are looking for a substitute for cottage cheese (paneer) Both will make great alternatives!

Find the recipe with exact ingredients below.


Mutter Paneer Gravy Recipe:

Matar Paneer Gravy

Mutter Paneer Gravy is a delicious and creamy gravy made with peas and cottage cheese. It is a wonderful and easy recipe that can be enjoyed by all lovers of Indian food

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword mutter paneer gravy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author hungryoungwoman


  • 2 onions
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 chillies chopped finely
  • 7-8 cashew nuts
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 250 gms paneer cubes
  • 100 gms cooking cream
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 100 ml water
  • salt to taste
  • coriander chopped, for garnish


  1. Sauté 1 ½ onion and tomatoes with cashew nuts in a pan with some cooking oil. Let cool for 5 minutes and later put the ingredients in the food processor to make a mixture

  2. Sauté ½ an onion in butter along with ginger garlic paste in another pan and add the previously made mixture

  3. After a minute or so, add the spices mentioned above

  4. Let cook for about 2 minutes or till you see the oil separate from the mixture. Now, add water and cook for 10 minutes

  5. Next, add cream to the gravy and mix well

  6. Finally, add paneer cubes and frozen peas (if you are using fresh peas, see the note below)

  7. Garnish with some coriander and butter. Serve hot

Recipe Notes

If you are using fresh peas then boil the peas before adding in the mixture

Other ingredient options: The cottage cheese (paneer) in this Mutter Paneer Curry recipe can be swapped with chicken. You can also make a similar gravy with paneer using spinach. You can find the recipe of how to make Palak Paneer in 3 easy steps here.

If you are searching for Mutter Paneer recipe without onion and garlic, I have found a delicious alternative for you here.


How to eat Mutter Paneer Gravy: 

Matar Paneer Curry is best had with a side of hot parathas. A dollop of butter would do exceptionally good on them, but let’s not go there as I’m always looking for ways to cut down any extra calories that I might end up consuming!

Hope you liked the recipe! Let me know if you prepare any paneer recipes in your kitchen, I would love to know and try them out.

Until then, happy eating! xx

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    1. Thank you, Mahnoor! That’s an idea! I think I should get working on it 🙂

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