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Malai Paneer

Malai Paneer

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 25

Total Time : 35


Serves 4

  • 2 tbsp Oil or butter

  • 1 tsp dhaniya powder

  • 200-250 g fresh paneer chopped into cubes or squares

  • 1/2 cup cream

  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder

  • 1/4 tsp haldi powder

  • 1/4 tsp roasted jeera powder

  • 1 medium onion chopped finely

  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste crushed or paste

  • 1/8 tsp Garam masala powder

  • 1/4 tsp kasuri methi optional

  • 1/2 capsicum chopped finely optional

  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves optional

  • 1/4 to taste Salt


  • 01

    Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat and saute onion until it's brown in color. Add the crushed ginger-garlic paste. Saute for 20-30 seconds or until the raw smell fades.

  • 02

    Add the capsicum. Stir and sauté for a minute. Now add coriander powder, chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and roasted cumin powder.

  • 03

    Stir the spices well; add the paneer cubes, coriander leaves and salt. Gently mix and ensure the masala coats the paneer from all sides.

  • 04

    Add the cream and stir gently. Once the cream is absorbed after 2-3 minutes the mixture will start getting dry.

  • 05

    Add little more cream if you like to have some gravy.

  • 06

    Finally add the roasted kasuri methi over the top.

  • 07

    Switch off the gas and serve malai paneer hot with salad, roti or rice.



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