Step 1

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet and pan-fry paneer cheese until slightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat and cook onion until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add cumin and coriander; stir-fry for 1 minute. Add tomatoes, ginger, garlic paste, red pepper flakes, turmeric, chili powder, and garam masala. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

Step 2

Carefully pour about 3/4 of the mixture into a blender. Cover the top of the blender with a kitchen towel and blend until smooth. Pour back into the skillet. Add water, peas, and paneer. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until flavors are well combined, about 10 minutes.


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups paneer cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 5 onions, diced
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 5 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups peas, defrosted
  • salt to taste

Recipe Summary

20 mins
35 mins
55 mins
6 servings