Vegetarian Matar Paneer dish

Embrace authentic South Asian flavour with this dish!

Chef Devan Rajkumar joins us to make a classic South Asian- style matar paneer dish. This dish features a delicious blend of green peas, Indian cottage cheese (paneer), onions, tomatoes, cashews, and a mix of spices and herbs. You can have it alone, or as part of a “thali” – meaning a plate or tray filled with a variety of South Asian food. Follow the recipe to create your own restaurant-style matar paneer at home!


  1. Place a medium sized sauté pan over medium heat. Add 1 tsp ghee, cardamom, onions and salt. Sauté until golden brown, approximately 5-6 minutes. 
  2. Then add ginger garlic paste, green chili, cashews and sauté until aromatic, approximately one minute. 
  3. Add tomatoes, cinnamon, turmeric, coriander, garam masala and sugar, water and mix well. Cook for 10 minutes over low-medium heat. 
  4. Carefully transfer mixture to a blender and blend well. Return to pan and add paneer and peas. Simmer on low for 10 minutes to allow flavours to combine. Rub kasoori methi between hands to crush the leaves and fold in to matar paneer. 
  5. Garnish with coriander and serve with roti or rice.