Our Favorite Indian Mutter Paneer

Our Favorite Indian Mutter Paneer


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Mutter Paneer is a North Indian dish made of peas ('mutter') and Indian cheese ('Paneer'). The dish goes best with Indian roti, paratha, tandoori, or naan, although it tastes equally good as a side dish for rice, pulao, etc. The following recipe will serve 5-6 persons and takes about forty minutes for preparation and cooking.

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Time needed

15 min preparation + 25 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • Paneer cubes- 1 lb.
  • Fresh green peas- 1 cup
  • Chopped onion- 1 cup
  • 2 finely chopped tomatoes
  • Chilli+ ginger paste
  • A dash of turmeric powder
  • Red chilli powder- ¾ tsp
  • Coriander, finely chopped- 2 stalks
  • Garam masala powder- ¼ tsp
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Malai (milk cream)- 1 tsp

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Preheat oil in a cooking bowl and add the onions, coriander, turmeric, red chilli powders, and the chilli-ginger paste and sauté the whole for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Let the paste turn into a gravy and add the peas then, and cook for 6-7 minutes. Add water, paneer cubes, and malai, and let the whole thing simmer for  another 10 minutes. Turn the heat to low for the last process. Season with garam masala powder and a bit of malai.


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