Microwave Matar Paneer Recipe


Microwave Matar Paneer is a quick and tasty delight made in the flavorful combination of Indian cottage cheese (paneer) and fresh green peas (matar).Microwave-Mattar-Paneer

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 200 gm Indian cottage cheese (paneer)
  • 1 cup green peas (frozen/fresh)
  • 1 small onion
  • 3-4 green chillies
  • 4-5 cloves garlic pieces
  • 1 inch ginger piece
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3/4 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp cashew nuts chopped
  • 1 tsp almonds chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh cream
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander thinly chopped
  • 2-1/2 tsp oil

How to make Microwave Paneer Matar:

  1. Cut the paneer in cubes and keep aside.
  2. Combine the onion, green chillies, ginger, garlic, cumin seeds and white sesame seeds.
  3. Grind for few minutes to make a smooth paste.
  4. Fry the prepared paste in a non-stick pan only for 2 minutes.
  5. Add tomato puree and green peas along with 1-1/2 cups of water.
  6. Transfer the mixture into the microwave proof dish and microwave on high for about 5 minutes.
  7. Mix salt and spices and again microwave for 1 minute to blend the spices very well in the prepared gravy.
  8. Add paneer pieces and mix very gently.
  9. Cover the microwave dish and keep again on high for last 2-1/2 minutes.
  10. Garnish with chopped nuts, fresh cream and chopped coriander.
  11. Serve hot with jeera rice, roti or naan.


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