Methi Malai Paneer

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Methi Malai Paneer


Methi Malai Paneer is a rich and creamy cottage cheese phenomenal side dish gravy prepared with fenugreek leaves, milk and cream. It is just perfect to serve with roti, garlic naan and even rice for lunch and dinner. It is typically, prepared with fresh methi leaves, but certainly can be prepared from dried leaves too.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 25 Min

Total Time : 35 Min


Serves : 2
  • 250 gms cottage cheese (paneer) cubed

  • 1 cups fresh methi leaves washed and chopped

  • 1 tbsp oil / ghee

  • 1 nos big cardamom

  • 2 nos bay leaves

  • 1 nos dalchini/cinnamon stick

  • 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste

  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder

  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder

  • 1 tsp everest paneer masala

  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin seed

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 1 tsp dry feungreek leaves (kasuri methi) optional..i added for additional flavor

  • 3 tbsp fresh cream

  • 1 tsp coriander leaves chopped

  • 1 tsp ginger juliennes for garnish (optional)

  • 1/2 tsp salt or as required

  • 1 tbsp for paste- poppy seed

  • 1 tbsp melon seed

  • 1 nos green chilli

  • 1 nos small onion chopped

  • 8-10 nos almonds

  • 8-10 nos cashewnuts

  • 4 tbsp milk or water


  • 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.