Methi Matar Malai Paneer

Methi Matar Malai Paneer

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 35

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 200 g paneer/cottage cheese

  • ½ cup Kasuri methi

  • 1/3 cup green peas

  • 2 medium onions chopped

  • 1/4 cup tomato puree

  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1/3 cup cream/malai

  • Salt as required

  • ½ tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tbsp red chili powder

  • 1 tbsp coriander powder

  • 1 tsp garam masala

  • ½ tsp cumin seeds

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 3 cloves

  • 1- inch cinnamon stick

  • 5-6 cashew nuts

  • 4 tbsp oil

  • 1 tbsp butter

  • ¼ cup coriander leaves

Directions

  • 01

    Heat oil in a pan, roast the cashew nuts until brown and keep aside. Add bay leaf, cloves, cinamon,cumin seeds and sauté for a minute.

  • 02

    Add chopped onions, salt and sauté until soft.

  • 03

    Put ginger garlic paste and fry until the raw flavor is gone

  • 04

    Later, add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and mix well.

  • 05

    Add tomato puree, green peas, mix well and cook until the oil oozes out.

  • 06

    Put the paneer pieces, mix well with the gravy and sprinkle half of the garam masala on the paneer pieces.

  • 07

    Cover and cook for 3-5 minutes so the paneer pieces could absorb all the flavors.

  • 08

    Open the lid, add milk, cream, some water and mix well.

  • 09

    Add Kasuri methi, remaining garam masala, mix well and cook until the gravy thickens.

  • 10

    Finally, add some butter, roasted cashew nuts, coriander leaves and turn off the flame.

  • 11

    Serve with hot chapatti or naan.

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