How to make Matar Paneer Tikki

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member Sayali Tambe.

Main Ingredients : Cottage cheese (paneer) (पनीर), Green peas (हरे मटर)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Snacks and Starters

Matar Paneer Tikki

Matar Paneer Tikki Recipe Card


Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Matar Paneer Tikki Recipe

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) grated 200 grams

  • Green peas 100 grams

  • Potatoes boiled and mashed 2 medium

  • Onion chopped 1 small

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala 1 teaspoon

  • Amchur powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cornflour 3 teaspoons

  • Criander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Semolina 1/2 cup

  • Oil for shallow frying


Step 1

In a bowl, add grated paneer, green peas, potatoes, onions, coriander powder, ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder, cumin powder, turmeric, garam masala, amchur powder, corn flour and corainder and mix well.

Step 2

Divide the mixture into equal potions and shape them into tikkis.

Step 3

Heat oil in a non stick pan and shallow fry the tikkis till golden brown till golden brown.

Step 4

Serve hot with green chutney.

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