Mutter Paneer -- Indian Cheese Curry

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

A fabulous vegetarian curry, which I got off a blog, -- taste and fall in love! You can add a finely chopped hot chilli if you want to spice it up.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put a little bit of oil in a deep, heavy bottomed frying pan and brown the cheese, turning frequently so no sides burn. When it is browned, set aside on a plate.
  2. Add more oil, if needed, to the pan and throw in the onions.
  3. Let them fry until golden, then add the garlic and spices.
  4. Fry some more for a couple minutes, then add the tin of tomatoes and about 1/2 cup of water.
  5. Let simmer for about five minutes, then put in the fried cheese and peas and simmer covered over a low heat for about 20 minutes.
  6. Check the consistency and simmer some more if needed to bring it down to a thickness you like.
  7. Serve with rice and other Indian curries of your choice.


Most Helpful

I just finished making this tonight. My first time making any kind of Indian food. So....after I practically licked my plate clean I decided to review this recipe. This is such an easy recipe and the flavours of the spices blend beautifully. I used Nanak Paneer that I purchase from an Indian grocery store (that brand was recommended to me by an Indian lady I work with. Can't wait to have the left overs for lunch tomorrow! The only change I made was to add a splash of cream just at the end, gave it a nice creamy texture.

Reggie's Mom May 03, 2010

This is a wonderful dish. At first I thought it was a little bland as it is not spicy at all (like a lot of other curries), but the flavours are just very subtle and perfectly balanced. The spices compliment the slightly sweet flavour of the paneer wonderfully without being overpowering. We served it with rice and your Sag Aloo. What a great meal, I'll definitely be making this again. It's healthy, too which is always a bonus. I might try and add the chili as suggested next time just to see what difference it makes, but it really doesn't need it! Thanks for sharing. :D

-Sylvie- September 05, 2006

Excellent. I added a half cup of cream as one reviewer suggested and it was awesome. I also don't know how this could be called bland. I'm wondering if some reviewers have the wrong spices or forgot something. Also I found a great and easy Garam Masala recipe online so search that name and then you can make your own no problem. Thanks for the recipe!

JoyTexCan July 05, 2013

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