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Methi malai paneer

Rich & creamy paneer recipe


Methi malai paneer is a creamy paneer recipe prepare with fresh methi/fenugreek leaves .The creamy gravy is prepared from onion,tomato,cashew,milk & some spices . Taste great with roti,naan ,paranthas or any other Indian breads .

Preparation time: 10~15 minute

Cooking Time: 20 minute

Total time: 30~35 minute


Ingredients

  • Paneer - 250~300 gram

  • fresh methi/Fenugreek leaves - 1 bunch (150~200 gram)

  • Onion roughly choped - 1 large

  • Tomato choped - 2 medium

  • Garlic - 6 medium

  • Ginger - 1 inch

  • Green chilli - 2

  • Cinnamon stick - 1 medium

  • Cardamom - 3~4

  • Clove - 3~4

  • Bay leaf - 1

  • Cashew - 7~8

  • Magaz/ musk melon seed - 1/2~1 tsp

  • Cumin seed - 1/2 tsp

  • Corriender powder - 1.5~2 tsp

  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp

  • Red chilli powder to taste

  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

  • Milk - 1~1.5 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp

  • Oil for cooking

Procerdure

Step 1

Wash fenugreek leaves for 2~3 times & clean properly . Chop it .

Step 2

Keep all things ready

Cut the paneer cubes acording to your choice . Grate a small portion of paneer to add in the gravy .

Step 3

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a kadai & add methi leaves by removing all excess water


Fry it on low flame for few minute by adding a pinch of salt .When it become dry completely remove it & keep aside .


Step 4

In the same kadai heat 2~2.5 tbsp of oil on low flame .

Add cinnamon stick,bay leaf, cardamom ,clove & saute it .Add cumin seed and let it crackle .

Step 5

Add choped onion,ginger,garlic & saute it till onion become slightly soft .


Step 6

Add choped tomato & green chilli . saute for few second


Add cashew & musk melon seed and cook everything for few minute .

When everything become slightly soft switch off the flame & let it cool down

Make a smooth paste with the help of a blender .


Step 7

Now in the same kadai add the puree & cook on low to medium flame .


Add turmeric powder,red chilli powder,corriender powder & garam masala powder & mix well .

When the gravy become slightly thick & raw smell go away (if any) add fried methi leaves & mix well .



Step 8

Add grated paneer ,salt to taste & mix well .


Step 9

Add paneer pieces & mix well .

Finally add milk , sugar & mix well . Cover it & cook for 2 more minute & switch off the flame. You can adjust the thickness of the gravy acording to your choice . Also can add some cream to make it more rich but it is not that necessary .

Now creamy methi malai paneer is ready to be served .


Enjoy ! Nutritional Information per katori (150 gm) : Energy : 223 calories Protein : 9.6 gm Fat : 18.6 gm Carbohydrates : 4.8 gm Fibre :1.4 gm If you like the recipe, please share with family & friends .


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