Dry Matar Paneer Recipe

Peas Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Recipe | Matar Paneer ki Sabji in quick 15 minutes
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This Dry Peas (Matar) Paneer recipe is probably one of the quickest recipe I have ever made. As you will see there are not much ingredients used but yet this Dry Matar Paneer recipe is mouth-watering and yummy.

Paneer is very popular in India and one of the most liked food by vegetarian people. Paneer is very rich source of protein and is a very good option for vegetarian people. Paneer is prepared by curdling whole milk. Just so if you don’t know, Paneer is also called Cottage Cheese.

This Matar Paneer recipe is very simple homemade recipe and not a restaurant style one. I would rather like to quote that I have never come across this style of Matar Paneer recipe in restaurants I have visited so far (may be because it’s too simple 😉).

Prefer to watch videos? You can watch this Dry Matar Paneer Recipe on YouTube too.

A little not so interesting story – some time back when I was heading to my kitchen, I was in complete trouble because of no vegetables in my fridge and neither I had time to cook anything time consuming. I wanted something to carry with me and to cook something in just within 10-15 minutes as I was running very late on my schedule. The very few things I saw in the fridge were peas and packaged paneer (I do like to prepare paneer from milk on my own). So, this dry version of Matar Paneer came to existence and became one of the frequently cooked recipe 😀. I started keeping paneer and peas always at home knowing it will at least require once a week whenever I run out of time. Hence, it can save me having some junk food from outside.

This Peas Paneer recipe is perfect for lunch boxes, especially if you run out of time because it can be prepared just in 10 minutes.

Matar Paneer ki sabji can be served with phulkas, parathas, naan or tandoori roti. Even you can use this as a stuffing for sandwich.

For this style of Matar Paneer I have used frozen green peas or matar. You can also use fresh green peas instead of frozen green peas. However, the cooking time will slightly differ if you take fresh green peas as those will need more time to cook comparatively.

You can serve this Matar Paneer ki Sabji with phulke or parathas along with some raitas and salads to have a good tasty combination.

And if you love to prepare soft paneer at home, here is a super soft paneer which you can use for Matar Paneer ki Sabji recipe.

Homemade Soft Paneer

Dry Matar Paneer Recipe

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 15 mins
Servings: 4
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Easy and very tasty paneer peas (cottage cheese) recipe. This Matar Paneer Recipe or Peas Paneer Recipe can be prepared just in 10 minutes. Let's see how to make this paneer ki sabji.

Ingredients for Dry Peas or Matar Paneer Recipe

Cooking method for Dry Peas/Matar Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Recipe

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Follow below quick steps and your matar paneer recipe would be ready in just a moment.

  1. Heat the pan or kadhai and add ½ tablespoon sesame oil to the pan.

    I have used sesame oil for this recipe. Any cooking oil can be used instead of sesame oil, olive oil could be another very good choice. I love this recipe when cooked in sesame oil and olive oil.
  2. Add green peas to the oil and fry it for 2 to 3 minutes. Keep stirring and take out green peas from kadhai after 3 minutes.

    Matar Paneer ki Sabji
  3. Now again add ½ tablespoon oil and add paneer to it. Fry paneer for 2 to 3 minutes. Take out paneer from kadhai once it turns into golden color.

    Matar Paneer ki Sabji
  4. Add remaining oil to kadhai. Add turmeric powder, cumin seeds and wait till cumin seeds crackle. Then add red chilli powder, garam masala and mix well.

    Matar Paneer ki Sabji
  5. Now add green peas, paneer and mix all ingredients well.

    Matar Paneer ki Sabji
  6. Lastly add salt and mix again. Cover the pan with lid and simmer it for 3 to 4 minutes.

    Matar Paneer ki Sabji
  7. After 4-5 minutes Dry Matar Paneer or Peas Paneer recipe is ready to be served.

    Matar Paneer ki Sabji
  8. Enjoy this quick and simple recipe, I hope you will like it.

    Matar Paneer ki Sabji
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