Shahi Matar paneer

Shahi Matar Paneer

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 483 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Shahi Matar Paneer is a delicious recipe which is rich and creamy and made using Indian cottage cheese and peas. 



  • 300 g Paneer cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup Peas boiled
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 3-4 Clove
  • 2 Black cardamom
  • 2-3 Green cardamom
  • 4-5 Black peppercorn
  • 1 cup Onion Chopped
  • 2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 cup Tomato Chopped
  • 10-12 Cashew nuts Soaked in warm water
  • 10-12 Almonds Blanched and peeled
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder -
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp Fresh cream
  • 10-12 strands Saffron Soaked in 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 2-3 drops Kewra essence
  • Fresh coriander for garnishing
  • Almond flakes for garnishing


  1. Heat little oil in a grill pan and fry the panner from both the sides till golden brown.
  2. Drain and keep aside.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp oil and ghee in a pan.
  4. When the oil is hot, add cloves, black cardamom, green cardamom and peppercorn and fry for a few seconds.
  5. Add onion and fry till slightly browned.
  6. Add ginger garlic paste and fry till onion turns golden brown.
  7. Now add tomatoes and fry for a minute.

  8. Remove the pan from heat and let the masala cool a bit.
  9. Grind the masala along with cashew nuts and almonds to make a smooth paste.
  10. Add the ground masala in the same pan.
  11. Add little water and all the dry masalas.
  12. Fry for a few minutes.
  13. Add paneer and peas and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  14. Add more water if required.
  15. Now add fresh cream, saffron soaked in milk, honey, cardamom powder and lemon juice and cook for another minute.

  16. Add kewra essence and mix well.
  17. Garnish with fresh coriander and almond slivers.
  18. Serve hot with paratha or Naan.
Nutrition Facts
Shahi Matar Paneer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 483 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 45mg2%
Potassium 339mg10%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 845IU17%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 406mg41%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.