North Indian gravy Paneer gravy

Aloo Paneer Matar

Aloo paneer matar is a North Indian gravy prepared with potato, cottage cheese and green peas.  They are cooked in the tomato gravy along with the spices. This is the first recipe I made after my wedding so this is always special for me.  It is very easy to make as well as tasty. You can serve this as a side dish not only for roti, kulcha, naan but also for jeera rice, ghee rice…


Potatoes – 2

Matar – 1 cup

Paneer cubes – 1 cup

Tomatoes – 4

Onions – 2

Turmeric powder – A pinch

Garam masala – 1 tsp

Red chilli powder -1/2 tsp

Salt – To taste

Butter – 2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Coriander – To garnish

To grind

Ginger – A piece

Green chilli – 2

Garlic – 7 cloves

Onion – 2 tbsp

Water – To grind


  • Pressure cook the potatoes, peel the skin and cut them into big pieces.
  • Grind ginger, garlic and green chilli into a fine paste with little water.

  • Grind the tomatoes and make it into a purée.

  • Heat the pan, add butter, cumin seeds and allow them to crackle.
  • Add the garlic, ginger,green chilli paste and sauté until the raw smell goes off.

  • Then add the onions and sauté till they are translucent.
  • Then add the tomato purée and simmer the stove until the tomato purée is cooked. Add little quantity of water.
  • Add the green peas,potatoes, salt,chilli powder, garam masala and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Add 1 cup of water and allow it to come to a boil.
  • Mash 2 to 3 pieces of potatoes in the pan to thicken the gravy. Simmer till the gravy thickens.
  • Finally add the paneer cubes, mix well and cook for two minutes.

  • Garnish with the coriander and serve hot with rotis or jeera rice.

Note: You can add sugar to adjust the tangy taste of tomatoes.

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