Paneer Mattar Kadai

200 Grams Packet Paneer/ Cottage Cheese ( cut into small cubes)
1 Cup Peas (precooked in salt)
1/2 Cup Tomato Puree 
1 Tbsp Chilly Powder
1 Tbsp Coriander Powder
1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1 Tbsp Ginger&Garlic Paste
1/2 Tsp Garam Masala
1 Pinch Asafoetida
10 Cashew nuts (soaked in warm water ground to paste) 
1/4 Cup Fresh Cream
1 Tsp Kasuri Methi 
2 Tbsp Butter
1 Tbsp Oil
Lime few drops
Salt to taste.
First Step:
  • Soak the cashew nuts in warm water for 1/2 hour and grind to a smooth paste with out adding water i however added cream while grinding. set aside.
Second Step:

  • Heat a wok / kadai add butter start frying the paneer cubes in the butter till the cubes turn a bit golden brown all sides drain and reserve in a plate.
Third step:
  • In the same kadai add the oil to the reserved butter tip in the ginger and garlic paste and fry a bit tip in the tomato puree and fry tip in the masala chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and the garam masala and fry a bit till the oil separates to the sides add the dry kasurimethi and fry tip in the peas add water and salt stir cover and bring to a boil tip in the fried paneer and stir add the cashew paste bring to a boil add few drops of lime juice and garnish with fresh coriander leafs...serve hot with roti...Enjoy...:)

I  saw the recipe printed on frozen peas packet (safal) and tried it was too good i prepared this recipe last year was not sure weather to post the recipe on blog  since everyone would have seen the recipe and tried the recipe we liked it and I would try this recipe again probably for my dads was rich and tasty..:)

I've done detail video demo for this recipe in English do watch and Enjoy...:)


  1. hi akka
    please show me how to make soft spongy idlies.
    i know this is a basic recipe,but when ever i try the idles i fail.
    please say the correct measurements.
    i am waiting for idlies please post it akka.

  2. Hi Sivaranjani,
    I will show you one basic idlly we do and few variations that you can improvise in dosa batter as well...


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