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Methi Malai Paneer Recipe Step By Step Instructions

Methi Malai Paneer Recipe | Fenugreek & Paneer Curry

Methi Malai Paneer is a mild creamy curry made with onion, tomatoes & Indian spices which has a characteristic taste due to Fenugreek Leaves.
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Recipe Info

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4
Category Main Course
Cuisine Indian

Nutrition

Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 22g

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Ingredients For Methi Malai Paneer Recipe | Fenugreek & Paneer Curry
  

  • 2 Medium Sized Onions
  • 2 Medium Sized Tomatoes
  • 250 Gram Paneer, cut in cubes
  • 1 Cup Fresh Fenugreek Leaves (Methi)
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 4-5 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Inch Ginger
  • 7-8 Cashews, soaked in water
  • 4-5 Almonds, soaked in water
  • 1/4 Cup Whipping Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhaniya Powder)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt or as per taste
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sugar, optional
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil

Step By Step Instructions for Methi Malai Paneer Recipe | Fenugreek & Paneer Curry
 

  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds (jeera) in it. Roast them for a few seconds till they start to crackle.
    1 Tablespoon Oil, 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • Add chopped onions to the pan and saute for a couple minutes.
    2 Medium Sized Onions
  • Also add a paste of ginger garlic and green chillies.
    2 Green Chillies, 1 Inch Ginger, 4-5 Garlic Cloves
  • Fry the mixture till it turns golden brown in color.
  • Add finely chopped or pureed tomatoes to the pan.
    2 Medium Sized Tomatoes
  • Cook the mixture till the raw aroma of tomatoes goes away.
  • Soak cashews and almonds in warm water for around 20 minutes. Then grind them to a smooth paste and add them to the gravy.
    7-8 Cashews, soaked in water, 4-5 Almonds, soaked in water
  • After the gravy is cooked, let it first cool down and then make a fine smooth paste of it in a blender.
  • In the same pan as earlier, add fenugreek leaves (methi) and fry them for a minute.
    1 Cup Fresh Fenugreek Leaves (Methi)
  • Add the gravy paste to the pan and mix it well with the fenugreek leaves.
  • Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, salt and sugar (optional) to the gravy and mix well.
    1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder, 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi), 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhaniya Powder), 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala, 1 Teaspoon Salt or as per taste, 1/2 Teaspoon Sugar, optional
  • Now add some malai or whipping cream to the gravy. You can also add some water to adjust the consistency of the gravy.
    1/4 Cup Whipping Cream
  • When the gravy is sone, add paneer cubes and let them cook for 3-4 minutes till they become soft.
    250 Gram Paneer, cut in cubes
  • Methi Malai Paneer is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves and paneer gratings and serve it hot with any Indian bread or rice.
    Methi Malai Paneer Recipe Step By Step Instructions