Methi Malai Paneer Recipe | How to Make Methi Malai Paneer

Methi Malai Paneer


Methi Malai Paneer Recipe | What is the Recipe of Methi Malai Paneer

Cuisine Indian
Author Rashmi Sharma


  • 2 Medium Sized Onions finely chopped
  • 2 Medium Sized Tomatoes finely chopped
  • 250 Gram Paneer , cut in cubes
  • 1 Cup Methi Leaves
  • 2 Green Chillies paste
  • 1 inch Ginger paste
  • 7-8 Cashews , soaked in water
  • 4-5 Almonds , soaked in water
  • 1/4 Cup Whipping Cream
  • 1 Jeera
  • 1 tbsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Garam Masala
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/2 tbsp Sugar , optional


  1. Heat oil in a pan and add Jeera in it. Roast them for a few seconds till they start to crackle.

  2.  Add chopped onions to the pan and saute for a couple minutes.

  3. Also add a paste of Ginger and Green Chillies.

  4.  Fry the mixture till it turns golden brown in color.

  5.  Add finely chopped tomatoes to the pan.

  6. Cook the mixture till the raw aroma of tomatoes goes away.

  7. Soak cashews and almonds in warm water for around 20 minutes. Then grind them to a smooth paste and add them to the gravy.

  8. After the gravy is cooked, let it first cool down and then make a fine smooth paste of it in a blender.

  9.  In the same pan as earlier, add Fenugreek Leaves (Methi) and fry them for a minute.

  10. Add the gravy paste to the pan and mix it well with the Fenugreek Leaves.

  11.  Add Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, Coriander Powder, Garam Masala, Salt and Sugar to the gravy and mix well.

  12.  Now add whipping cream to the gravy. You can also add some water to adjust the consistency of the gravy.

  13.  When the gravy is done, add Paneer cubes and let them cook for 3-4 minutes till they become soft.

  14. Methi Malai Paneer is ready. Garnish with Coriander Leaves and Paneer gratings and serve it hot with any Indian Bread or Rice.

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