Recipe – Paneer Methi Malai / Methi Masala Paneer

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • Paneer(Cottage Cheese) cubes: 1 cup or approx. 250 gm
  • Onion: 1 medium sized
  • Ginger: 1 Teaspoon, chopped
  • Green Chili: 1 Teaspoon, chopped
  • Plain Curd: 2 Tablespoon
  • Milk: 2 Tablespoon
  • Fresh milk cream: 2 Tablespoon
  • Dried Methi Leaves (Fenugreek): 2 Tablespoon or Fresh Methi leaves: ½ cup
  • Water: As required
  • Oil /butter: 2 Tablespoon
  • Cashew: 10-12
  • Sesame seeds (White): 2 Teaspoon
  • Fennel Seeds(Saunf): 1 Teaspoon
  • Dried Red chili: 1
  • Salt: 1 Teaspoon or to taste
  • Turmeric Powder: 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Black Pepper powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Red chili powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Garam Masala: ½ teaspoon
  • Cinnamon Powder: ¼ Teaspoon

Method

  • Blend onion, ginger, chili, sesame seeds, cashew and 2 tablespoons of milk into smooth puree.
  • Cut the paneer into small cubes.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon oil / butter in a pan.
  • Roast the paneer cubes. Sauté for 3 minutes or until light brown and take them out.
  • In the remaining oil, add fennel seeds and red dried chili.
  • After 30 seconds, add the onion-cashew paste. Stir and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add methi leaves. Fresh or dry anyone you can use.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder, black pepper powder, red chili powder, cinnamon powder, garam masala. Stir well.
  • Add whisked curd and milk cream. Mix well. Add ¾ cup of water and let it boil for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the paneer cubes.
  • Mix gently and cover the pan for 2 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Serve hot.

Cook’s Note

  • You may use poppy seeds(khasakhas) instead of sesame seeds.
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