Kaju Mutter Paneer Recipe

April 23, 2014 Dals/GraviesPaneer Dishes  5 comments

Paneer dishes are always special. Kaju Mutter Paneer is a very famous & the most frequently ordered gravy in any restaurant. Paneer & peas (mutter) are cooked in a rich tomato based sauce along with spices. It pairs well with roti, naan, paratha & pulao.

Now to the recipe..


[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- 20 mins]


  • Paneer – 1 cup
  • Peas – 1/2 cup
  • Cashews – 10 to 15
  • Onion – 2
  • Tomato – 2
  • Green chilly – 1
  • Ginger/garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 4 tbsp
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1/4 tsp
  • Fresh Cream – 1/4 cup
  • Coriander leaves – a few


  •  Heat a pan with oil and saute chopped onions. Once the onions become transparent add chopped tomatoes, green chilly & ginger-garlic paste. Saute till tomatoes become mushy. Once it cools down, grind this into a smooth paste and keep it ready.

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  • In the same pan, add oil & fry the cashewnuts till golden brown. Keep this aside. In the same pan shallow fry the paneer pieces until sligtly brown. Keep this aside.

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  • In the same pan heat some ghee & add the ground paste. Add required salt, chilli powder & coriander powder. Mix & let this boil for a few mins until the raw smell goes away.

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  • To this add peas (I used frozen peas) and cook for 3-4 mins in low-medium flame or until the peas gets cooked. Then add the sauted paneer pieces, garam masala & mix. ( Sorry, missed to click a pic with garam masala)

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  • Finally add the fresh cream, mix & switch off the flame. Add finely chopped coriander leaves.

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Yummy, rich & creamy Kaju Mutter Paneer is ready.

Serve hot with roti, naan or pulao.



  1. U can add paneer without frying. Keep it immersed in warm water for a soft texture.
  2. U can steam the green peas for 2-3 mins before adding too.
  3. U can grind the cashews along with the onion-tomato.

5 comments to Kaju Mutter Paneer Recipe

  • jaspinder kaur  says:

    The result looks so yummy!And yes, being an Indian and a veggie – paneer is my favorite…

  • Jay  says:

    innovative recipe

  • Sonys kitchen  says:

    Masala looks creamy and tasty!!

  • Prash @ YummilyYours  says:

    Looks yum!

  • Priya  says:

    Very flavourful and delicious masala, can have it happily anytime.

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