Matar or matter or mutter paneer is a classic North Indian Punjabi side dish made with green peas and paneer (cottage cheese). This matar paneer has soft creamy texture and served along with phulka, chapatti, roti, naan and many other Indian bread items. Enjoy this green peas paneer gravy with jeera rice and any veg pulao variety.
Tips/notes: 1) Fresh or frozen green peas are good to use. If using dried peas then soak them overnight and cook in pressure cooker. 2) Adjust the spice level according to your taste. 3) You can add ¼ tsp of sugar too. It’s optional. 4) I have used homemade cream. It’s very easy to make at home. Collect the malai(top fat layer) formed from boiled milk and store in fridge in a tight container. When you need fresh cream take a table spoon of malai and blend using the small jar in mixer. Fresh cream is ready. Or you can beat fast with a fork. 5) Fridge stored malai stays good for a month. 6) Adding kasturi methi gives an excellent aroma to this north Indian dish.