Homestyle cottage cheese and potato curry

Matar Paneer/Peas and Cottage cheese curry also known as mutter paneer and its 100% vegetarian North Indian dish consisting of peas and paneer/cottage cheese and spiced with garam masala. It is often served with rice and an Indian type of bread.

It is a very tasty dish and is mostly cooked in many houses when it’s a 100% vegetarian day. It is cooked in festivals and occasions.

This is simple and easy recipe for matar panner/peas and cottage cheese curry is not exactly the restaurant style buta simple homemade dish. This kinds make for a homely comforting meal.

Type- Curry,Veg curry

Preparation time- 8-10 minutes

Cooking time- 25-30 minutes


  • 250 gm or 1/2 lb Paneer/Homestyle Cottage cheese cut into cubes
  • If you want you can use Tofu also
  • 1 large potato cut into cubes (optional)
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • For tempering- 1 tsp cumin powder,2 bay leaves,2, whole red chillies,2-3 crushed green cardamom, 2-3 crushed cloves and 1/2 inch crushed cinnamon stick
  • 1.5 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 1 cup water for the gravy ( depends on how much thick or thin you want)


  • In a pan 3 tbs oil and heat it on a medium flame and fry 250 gm of paneer cut into cubes
  • Add 1/2 tsp salt and saute for 2-3 minutes and then take it out
  • Add the cubed potatoes
  • Add 1 salt and 1 tsp turmeric powder and fry until light brown
  • And keep aside
  • In that pan add 1 tbs oil ( if needed)
  • When the oil is mild hot add the tempering – 2 dried red chillies,2 bay leaves,2-3 crushed green cardamom pods, 2-3 crushed cloves, crushed 1/2 inch cinnamon stick,1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Cook until aroma comes
  • Add 1.5 tsp ginger paste
  • Saute for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the diced tomatoes and add salt to taste and cook until soft
  • Add 1 tsp turmeric powder and keep on cooking
  • Then add 1 tsp red chilli powder,1 tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp coriander powder
  • Fry till the oil separates
  • Add the fried potatoes and mix
  • When the oil separates add 1 cup of warm water
  • Cover and bring it to boil
  • When the gravy comes to boil add the fried paneer
  • Mix and cover and cook for 10 minutes on a medium flame
  • Now add 2-3 green chillies
  • Then finally add 1 tsp ghee or clarified butter
  • Let it simmer for another 5-7 minutes on a medium flame and our curry is ready

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