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Preparation Time : 10
Cook Time : 25
Total Time : 35
cottage cheese (paneer) cubed 250 gms
fresh methi leaves washed and chopped 1 cups
oil / ghee 1 tbsp
big cardamom 1 nos
bay leaves 2 nos
dalchini/cinnamon stick 1 nos
ginger-garlic paste 2 tsp
red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
Everest Paneer masala 1 tsp
roasted cumin seed 1/2 tsp
sugar 1 tsp
dry feungreek leaves (kasuri methi) optional..I added for additional flavor 1 tsp
fresh cream 3 tbsp
coriander leaves chopped 1 tsp
ginger juliennes for garnish (optional) 1 tsp
salt or as required 1/2 tsp
For paste- poppy seed 1 tbsp
melon seed 1 tbsp
green chilli 1 nos
small onion chopped 1 nos
almonds 8-10 nos
cashewnuts 8-10 nos
milk or water 4 tbsp
Grind all ingredients mentioned under paste until smooth and keep aside
Shallow fry paneer for 2 minutes and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add whole spices, ginger-garlic paste Sauté until the raw smell disappears.
Add the grounded white paste and stir well.
Add paneer masala, garam masala powder, roasted cumin powder, sugar and red chilli powder and mix well.
Next add fresh methi leaves, combine and cook for 2 minutes.
Now add the shallow fried paneer and stir gently.
Crush the kasuri methi with your palm and add to the gravy. Lastly add fresh cream, few coriander leaves and salt.
Switch off the gas, taste and adjust the spices if required.
Garnish with coriander leaves and ginger juliennes.
Serve methi malai paneer hot with rice or rotis, naan,etc.
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