Methi malai Paneer | How to make Methi malai Paneer | Methi malai Paneer Recipe | Methi Paneer Recipe (Step by Step Directions)

methi malai paneerMethi Malai Paneer:

Methi Malai Paneer absolutely delicious Mughlai dish. It is a simple Indian curry, if you like fenugreek and paneer, you will definitely like this easy, flavorful dish. As the name says it is made from methi (fenugreek leaves), fresh cream,  Paneer and with some spices.

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Methi Malai Paneer recipe | How to make Methi Malai Paneer

Main Ingredients: Fenugreek leaves and fresh cottage cheese
Recipe Type: Main Course
Cuisine: Mughlai
Level of Cooking: Easy
Author: Swati Paathak

Methi malai Paneer
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
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Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups chopped fenugreek leaves
  • 250-gram paneer cubes
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • ½ " stick cinnamon
  • 3-4 green cardamom
  • 2-3 clove
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ cup fresh cream
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • salt to taste
  • ingredients for paste:
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 2 teaspoon garlic chopped
  • green chillies chopped as per taste
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 2-3 teaspoon chopped cashew nuts
Instructions
  1. Preparation:
  2. Heat the oil in a pan over medium flame.
  3. Add cumin seeds to the hot oil, when it starts to splutter, then add the onion, ginger, garlic and green chilli and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Now add tomatoes and saute for another 2 minutes over medium flame.
  5. Add cashew nuts, mix well and saute for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Keep aside to cool slightly.
  7. Once cool down, blend it in a mixer, till it turns into a smooth paste.
  8. Keep aside.
  9. Method:
  10. Heat the oil in a deep pan, add the cinnamon, cardamom, clove, Bayle leaf and saute on medium flame for a minute.
  11. Add the fenugreek leaves and saute over medium flame for a 2-3 minute.
  12. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and little(2-3 tablespoon) water, mix well and saute for a minute.
  13. Now add pre-prepared paste to fenugreek, mix thoroughly and cook it for 4-5 minutes.
  14. keep stirring in between.
  15. Add 1 cup of milk and ¼ cup of water, add salt and sugar, mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes, keep stirring occasionally.
  16. Now add paneer, mix gently and cook for 1-2 minute.
  17. Finally, add fresh cream and garam masala, mix well and cook for 1 minute, keep stirring continuously.
Notes
Serve hot with any Indian bread and rice.

 

Methi Malai Paneer recipe (Step by step with Photo)

Preparation for paste:


Heat the oil in a pan over medium flame.
Add cumin seeds, when they starts crackle then add the onion, ginger, garlic and green chilli and saute for 2-3 minutes.
Now add tomatoes and saute for another 2 minutes over medium flame.
Add cashew nuts, mix well and saute for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
Keep aside to cool slightly.

once cool down, blend it in a mixer, till it turns into a smooth paste.
Keep aside.

Method:

Heat the oil in a deep pan, add the cinnamon, cardamom, clove, Bayle leaf and saute on medium flame for a minute.
Add the fenugreek leaves and saute over medium flame for a 2-3 minute.
Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and little(2-3 tablespoon) water, mix well and saute for a minute.
Now add pre-prepared paste to fenugreek, mix thoroughly and cook it for 4-5 minutes.
keep stirring in between.
Add 1 cup of milk and ¼ cup of water then add salt and sugar, mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes, keep stirring occasionally.
Now add paneer, mix gently and cook for 1-2 minute.
Add fresh cream and garam masala, mix well and cook for 1 minute, keep stirring continuously.

methi malai paneer

methi malai paneer is ready to serve.

Enjoy!

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