Aloo Matar Paneer Recipe, How to make Punjabi style Aloo Matar Paneer Recipe

Aloo Matar Paneer Recipe |  Punjabi style Aloo Matar Paneer | Potato, Cottage Cheese & Green Peas Gravy | How to make Punjabi style Aloo Matar Paneer Recipe | How to make Aloo Matar Paneer Recipe

Aloo Matar Paneer Recipe with step by step photos - A traditional Punjabi recipe of aloo-matar-paneer are cooked in onion-tomato based gravy with Indian spices. It is a flavorful and creamy staple food at our home. 

This is personally mine and my family favorite dish, so this is prepared in our lunch menu or sometimes dinner menu with rice or roti at-least weekly or bi-weekly. 

Aloo are potatoes, Matar are peas and Paneer are cottage cheese hence the dish is called as Aloo Matar Paneer recipe. My vegan friends could skip Paneer from the recipe, they can substitute with tofu. 

Paneer is a versatile ingredient which is used for making sweets, cakes, gravies, sandwiches and fritters etc. 

Potatoes, cottage cheese and green peas cooked in a flavorful onion and tomato based gravy. It goes very well with any Indian bread like paratha, poori or even tandoori naan. This is very simple homely dish and a very comfort meal too !!

This curry recipe again another dish is adapted from my mother's kitchen, I must say my mom is a superb chef <3 <3 and her recipes are so simple, easy and very delicious made with basic ingredients which is easily available in our Indian kitchen. This is classic northindian Punjabi recipe which we make. 

If you are looking for more aloo recipes then do check 
aloo rasedar
jeera aloo
punjabi dum aloo
aloo gobi matar
aloo ka bharta

Let's start to make this easy and simple recipe of Punjabi style aloo matar paneer with simple step-by-step process.

Cooking Time : 15 minutes
Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Cuisine : North-Indian, Punjabi

Ingredients :

Paneer (cottage cheese) - 250 grams
Fresh/frozen peas or matar - 1 cup 
Potatoes - 2 to 3 medium sized
Turmeric powder (haldi) - 1/4 teaspoon
Red chili powder (lal mirch powder) - 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon
Garam masala powder - 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander Powder(dhaniya powder) - 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon
Salt as required
Oil - 2 to 2.5 tablespoon 
Water - 1 to 1.25 cup 
Chopped Coriander leaves (dhania patta) for garnishing

Ingredients for Masala Paste:

Tomatoes(roughly chopped) - 3 medium sized
Onion(roughly chopped) - 2 medium sized
Chopped 1 to 2 green chilies/hari mirch (optional) 
Chopped Ginger (adrak) - 1/2 inch 
Chopped Garlic (lahsun)- 3 to 4 nos

Preparation Method :

1. Blend all the ingredients mentioned under "masala paste" in a grinder or blender to a smooth paste. No need to add water while grinding and keep it aside.

2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add grind-ed onion-tomato masala in it, mix it well. Add all the dry spice powders - turmeric powder, red chili powder,coriander powder and stir well. Saute for 10-12 minutes or more on a low to medium flame till the oil separates from the paste.

3. Add the chopped potatoes or aloo, peas or matar and paneer or cottage cheese. Stir again.

4. Add water and season with salt.

5. Cover the cooker tightly and pressure cook till the aloo,matar and paneer are cooked. Cook for about 2 to 3 whistles or 9 to 10 minutes. 

6. When the pressure drops on its own, open the lid of the pressure cooker. If the curry appears thin, then simmer till it reaches the desired consistency....the consistency is medium and neither thick nor thin.

7. If the gravy appears thick, then add some water and simmer. Add garam masala powder and chopped coriander leaves.

8. Serve aloo-matar-paneer with rotis, tawa naan or rice, salad and pickle as a side accompaniment.

Happy Cooking & Enjoy !!