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Dhaba Style Matar Paneer

Dhaba style matar paneer is an easy curry to bring the magic of Punjabi cuisine home.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Dhaba Style Matar Paneer
Servings: 4


  • pan


  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon green chilli chopped
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup tomato puree with ginger,chillies
  • 250 gram paneer or cottage cheese
  • ½ cup peas
  • 2 tablespoon curd
  • 1 cup water


  • 1 teaspoon red chilly powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon kasuri methi/dried fenugreek leaves optional
  • Salt as per taste
  • For Garnish: 1 tablespoon chopped coriander


  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Cook onions & salt until brown.
  • Add tomato puree,spices&salt.Cook for 8-10 mins or until oil oozes out.
  • Add yogurt,cook until oil oozes out.
  • Add paneer cubes,peas,kasuri methi & mix well.
  • Add salt along with 1 cup water.Cook until it starts to boil, cover for few minutes,turn off the heat
  • Garnish with chopped coriander
  • Serve hot with roti or rice.


Optionally you may fry paneer cubes before adding to the curry.
If you do not have paneer handy,you may use haloumi.
For vegan option,replace paneer with tofu and replace yogurt with 1 tablespoon chickpea flour.
Add more water if you prefer to thin gravy
Adjust the spices(chillies/garam masala) as per your taste.


Serving: 2g