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Methi Malai Paneer

Methi Malai Paneer

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 25

Total Time : 35

Ingredients

Serves 2

  • 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

Directions

  • 01

    Grind all ingredients mentioned under paste until smooth and keep aside

  • 02

    Shallow fry paneer for 2 minutes and keep aside.

  • 03

    Heat oil in a pan and add whole spices, ginger-garlic paste Sauté until the raw smell disappears.

  • 04

    Add the grounded white paste and stir well.

  • 05

    Add paneer masala, garam masala powder, roasted cumin powder, sugar and red chilli powder and mix well.

  • 06

    Next add fresh methi leaves, combine and cook for 2 minutes.

  • 07

    Now add the shallow fried paneer and stir gently.

  • 08

    Crush the kasuri methi with your palm and add to the gravy. Lastly add fresh cream, few coriander leaves and salt.

  • 09

    Switch off the gas, taste and adjust the spices if required.

  • 10

    Garnish with coriander leaves and ginger juliennes.

  • 11

    Serve methi malai paneer hot with rice or rotis, naan,etc.

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