30 Minutes Matar Paneer Butter masala


Matar Paneer Butter Masala

Hands Down,This is one of the BEST Matar Paneer Butter Masala that can be made at home in less than 30 Minutes. And Yes this recipe doesn’t call for any Onions too.

I am totally in mood to scrap some of my old images in the blog posts with a fresh outlook. I don’t find it fair when some amazing recipes get lost owing to crappy images and not having any appropriate SEO tags. But thats how it works.

This post Β Matar Paneer Butter Masala dates back to March 2010 when I had posted a series of party dinner menu ideas from my Boy’s birthday party. I am still retaining my first image for the post , also to indicate the growth over the last 7 years.

mutter-paneer-butter-masala-3-of-3-min Mutter Paneer Butter Masala


What an awesome journey it has been and I’ m totally enjoying every bit rejoicing those old times. Social Media like Facebook was merely to connect with bloggers, when the majority of recipe sharing happened by blog hopping. Those were the days!

As time changes, we all adapt to the new modern techniques to spread the word.

As I was revisiting my older posts, I realised this long lost recipe ( in my blog) needs more love. Its an awesome recipe that we totally enjoy . A lot of celebrations and weeknight dinners does have these delicious Mutter Paneer Butter Masala.

Matar Paneer Butter Masala

But why Matar ( Mutter or Peas )Β to the traditional Paneer Butter Masala?

Well, I find a perfect reason to include Shelled peas to my children’s diet where they can’t refuse. They enjoy Paneer but it comes along with Matar too. Β I try not to be a typical mum , but inturn become one who tries to fight opportunities to stuff in extra portions of vegetables and fruits.

Without holding much, I would love to share this yummilicious Fool Proof Matar Paneer Butter Masala with you.

5 from 1 vote
Matar Paneer Butter Masala
Total Time
30 mins

Matar Paneer Butter Masala can be prepared in 30 minutes. No Onions needed for the recipe.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: North Indian
Servings: 3 People
Author: Sandhya Hariharan
  • 250 g Paneer cut into approx 16 cubes
  • 3/4 Cup Boiled Peas
  • 2 Large Vine Tomatoes
  • 3 Garlic Pods
  • 1 ' Ginger
  • 1 Tblspn Double Concentrate Tomato Puree
  • 1 Tsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 3/4 Tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp Chilli Powder
  • Approx 3/4 - 1 Tsp Salt to taste
  • 1 Tsp Kasturi Methi
  • 2 Tblspn Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Semi Skimmed Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Cream
  • 1/4- 1/2 Cup of water as needed
  • 11/2 Tsp Honey
  • 2 Bayleaf
  • 10 -12 Nos Cashewnut soaked in 1/4 Cup hot water atleast for 15 minutes
  1. Fine blend the Soaked Cashewnut and set it aside.
  2. Heat butter in a non stick pan , Add bay leaves and saute for a minute. Make a fine paste grinding together tomatoes, ginger,garlic. Add them to the pan and cook until the tomatoes begin to reduce.
  3. Add double concentrate tomato puree and tomato sauce to the mixture and cook for a minute. Add all the powders - turmeric,cumin, coriander ,garam masala and salt .Cook until butter/ghee separates from the masala's.
  4. Add a rounded Tsp of honey along with milk, cashewnut puree, cream and about 1/4 cup of water and allow it to boil. Make sure to cover the gravy with a lid as the tomatoes puree tend to splutter out. Add in Peas along with paneer and the required salt and cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. Garnish with ,kasturi methi(remember to fry the methi for few sec on the tava and then crush them between ur palm) & coriander leaves and serve Mutter Paneer Butter Masala hot with nan or phulkas.
Recipe Notes

If you are using frozen peas, you could add it to the gravy along with paneer. But in case you are using fresh peas, remember to cook it in advance.


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Comments (39)

  • I am Loving it … rich n creamy πŸ™‚

  • Good to know that you had a girls day out. SO what movie did you watch?Paneer Mutter masala looks divine!

  • Nice colourful dish…addition of honey is quite new !!

  • This dish sounds so yummy & delicious.. Looks spicy too.. Nice click!!

  • My usual order in restaurants…urs looks creamy and rich!

  • Looks like u had an awesome day out :):) we need that sometimes. Panneer butter masala looks tasty and am drooling. Loved the click.

  • Beautiful clicks sandhya,gravy looks creamy and flavourful with those lovely ingredients used…

  • Honey in place of sugar and grated paneer for cheese shows its a healthy yet no compromise on taste .mouthwatering one! I just love this picture .

  • Aha! can I grab the whole bowl along with the rotis?

  • Sooo creamy and delicious…

  • True you have to be extra innovative when two dishes are almost similar based. This one looks truly rich…can feel the attention you gave it. Nicely coloured and textured, Sandhya.

  • wow , yummy..pass it here soon πŸ™‚

  • That is one creamy dish I could inhale all by myself in a jiffy…hope you had a fantastic time at the movie!

  • Looks royal and buttery ! Ekdum tempting πŸ™‚

  • Colourful and eye catching. Adding honey is a good twist.

  • hey the paneer butter masala looks so yummy..great click .

    I love this new look of your blog..nice theme..

  • Thank you gals… and hari..
    We watched Athithi tum kab jaoge…
    We had a goodtime laughing our hearts out:) thanks for enquiring cool lassi & Meena

  • Delicious and colorful dish..good to know, you had a great time..

  • Pass me the bowl..Your butter masala looks so yummy

  • Looks very tempting.This is on my list to try.

  • Nice click..Looks so perfect and yummy!!

  • Glad that you girls had a fun time..I wish I was there too..lol..
    lovely color and I love paneer dishes…

  • Creamy delicous. Drool πŸ˜‰

  • @Shanthi Aunty ..
    Honey brings in distinct sweetness in the gravy…

  • Slurppp!!mouthwatering here…my all time favourite..

  • yummy masala..nice picture …please do collect ur gift from my blog

  • Nice version pf PBM. Looks nice in a party menu.

  • Love your paneer masala Sandhya…looks very inviting πŸ™‚

  • Glad that you had a great time:) Which movie did you all watch? and yes, paneer butter masala looks so delicious:)

  • Delicious!

  • yummy dish & girls day out is alwys interesting esp with gud old friends..

  • Love the new look of your blog and your pics of PBM looks gorgeous. YUMM YUMM..

  • PBM looks colorful, yummy and rich in content. I would have scooped some if the screen came alive.

  • Lovely recipe, looks fantastic and yummy.

  • hai Sandhya..i just came across your blog and im so happy that i did it.. :)…pic is too tempting.. πŸ™‚

  • very yummy and perfect … looking awesome looks so inviting n tempting too..
    resturent menu order

  • Thank you for bringing this recipe to the forte… needed a push, didn’t it? The gravy looks amazing and with some naan, would make a lovely pair! I totally agree how many comments would come previously while now it just trickles in… times have really changed… πŸ™‚

    • Those were the days. We didn’t need to push , We didn’t need to publicise.. But times have changed!
      Yes this is one of favourite Butter Masala Gravies at home… I really felt the need to bring it to the forefront.

  • Easy and tasty. I made a few changes as I’m lactose intolerant so added yogurt instead of cream and milk alternative. To pad it out a bit I added ground chip peas as I have 2 grown young men to feed. Definitely make it again x


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