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Mattar Paneer | Mattar Paneer in Pressure Cooker

Mattar Paneer | Mattar Paneer in a Pressure Cooker is a simple light, homely, comforting dish that is done in under 20 minutes.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine, Punjabi Cuisine
Keyword Comfort Food
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Vaishali Sabnani


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Onion roughly chopped
  • 1/2 Ginger pounded
  • 1 Green Chilly chopped
  • 3 to matoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilly Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup Green Peas
  • 200 gms Paneer cubes or rectangles
  • ½ teaspoon Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Kasoori Methi


  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker on medium heat. Once hot add cumin seeds and bay leaf. Let the cumin crack .
  • Add onion, ginger, and green chili. Cook until onions become soft and light pink in color.
  • Now blitz the tomatoes, a little coarsely , add to onions. Cook until the oil separates .
  • Add red chilly powder , turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix well and sauté for a minute.
  • Now add the green peas and a tsp of wheat flour.
  • Sauté again for a minute or two .
  • Lastly add water to adjust the consistency of the gravy .
  • Close the lid and pressure cook for one whistle and then simmer for about five minutes.
  • Open the cooker after the pressure is released.
  • Time to add paneer cubes or rectangles . Sprinkle garam masala and kasoori methi. Cook for another 2-3 minutes , so the paneer absorbs the flavours .
  • Serve with fulko , paratha or rice .