July 08, 2013

Paneer matar kurma recipe - Paneer green peas korma

Paneer matar korma  in a container
Paneer matar kurma recipe - Whenever I have milk in stock, I make paneer. Home made paneer is best in quality and tastier too.Paneer dishes are prepared in different ways. This one is the side dish with paneer and green peas I prepare often  for chapatis, rotis and steamed rice. As I have used green chilly, goda masala  and tomato puree, it is bit spicy and slightly tangy in taste.

 Paneer Matar Kurma Recipe
Paneer matar korma  in a container
Prep time : 10 mins
Cook time : 25 mins
Total time : 35 mins
Recipe type : Main
Cuisine : North Indian
Yield : Serves 4
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

  • 2 cups paneer cubes, slightly fried
  • 1 cup fresh green peas, boiled
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds powder
  • 1 tsp chilly powder
  • 3/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 + 1/2  tsp garam masala
  • Oil as required
  • Salt to taste
Grind to paste
  • 2 medium sized onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp coconut
  • 5 garlic flakes
  • 1/4" ginger
  • 7 - 8 cashew nuts
  • 1 green chilly, chopped
  1. Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan. Add  the chopped onions and fry till raw smell disappears.
  2. Grind together the fried onion, coconut, ginger, garlic, cashew nuts and green chilly to a smooth paste, adding some water. and set aside
  3. Wash and chop the tomatoes into large pieces. Grind it through a mixer to make smooth puree. Set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, add the above prepared masala paste in it. Add the coriander-cumin seeds powder, chilly powder, turmeric powder and garam masala to it.
  5. Saute till the masala releases nice aroma. Add tomato puree in it. Mix well. Cook till the raw smell of tomato disappears.
  6. Now add slightly fried paneer cubes,  boiled green peas along with water and salt. Stir to combine and bring it to boil.
  7. Once the kurma boils, simmer it for 2-3 minutes. Then remove from the flame.  
  8. Serve the matar paneer kurma hot with roti or chapati and steamed rice. Garnish with coriander leaves if you like it.
Paneer matar korma in a serving bowl


  1. Thanks Ramya for your quick comment.

  2. delicious gravy Vidya :-)

  3. Absolutely delicious korma. Fingerlicking good gravy dear.

    today's post:

  4. love the colour...that is a perfect matar paneer kurma dear

  5. Wat a catchy and extremely irresistible kurma,prefectly done.

  6. Very very delicious Vidya...

  7. Looks yummy. Beautifully presented.


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