Hariyali Matar Recipe

Give this delicious and easy to make Hariyali Matar Recipe a try. Made with green peas in a flavourful coriander leaves masala base. Addition of paneer cubes lifts the dish up. It is a great dish to be packed along with a tawa paratha into your lunch box.

Nithya Anantham
Hariyali Matar Recipe
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Hariyali Matar Recipe is a North Indian side dish which is made with fresh green peas in flavourful coriander base. Matar dishes are usually crowd pleaser and you will love this variation too. It is one of the nutritious vegetables available during the winter season.

Come winters, the markets are flooded with fresh green peas. Hariyali Matar Recipe is a delicious way of cooking green peas in a simple yet so flavourful. 

Serve the Hariyali Matar Recipe along with Tawa Parathas and Gajar Shimla Mirch Sambharo for the weeknight dinner or pack away for your lunch box.

If you like this recipe, here are few more Everyday Sabzi Recipes for your meals:

  1. Carrot Poriyal Recipe
  2. Aloo Gobi Ki Sabzi Recipe
  3. Pyaz Wali Bhindi Recipe

Course: Side Dish
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

5 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

20 M


4 Servings


  • 2 cups Green peas (Matar) , steamed
  • 1/2 cup Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , cut into small cubes
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • Salt , to taste
  • Ingredients for the green masala
  • 2 cups Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , tighly packed
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice

How to make Hariyali Matar Recipe

  1. To begin making the Hariyali Matar Recipe, peal the green peas, wash and steam it using a steamer and keep aside.

  2. Make a fine paste of the ingredients listed in the green masala, coriander leaves, green chillies, garlic, ginger and lemon juice, using a mixer grinder adding very little water and keep aside.

  3. Heat oil in a wide pan, add the asafoetida, cumin seeds and let the cumin seeds splutter.

  4. Add the ground green masala and saute for 2 minutes until the masala is well cooked and comes together.

  5. Add the steamed green peas, season with salt, add 1 cup water, give it a stir and let it simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.

  6. Once the gravy has thickened, add the paneer cubes and mix well.

  7. Let the mixture simmer for another 2 minutes and switch off the flame. Remove into a serving bowl.

  8. Serve the Hariyali Matar Recipe along with Tawa Parathas and Gajar Shimla Mirch Sambharo for the weeknight dinner or pack away for your lunch box.