Methi Malai Paneer

Methi Malai Paneer | Methi Paneer | Paneer Methi Malai with step-by-step pictures and detailed recipe. This Restaurant style Paneer Recipe is one of my favorite curries. The richness from the cream, tad bitterness from fenugreek, spice from masalas with subtle sweetness is what makes it scrumptious.

Paneer and methi make it a great combination when cooked together and simmered in creamy onion tomato gravy. The bitterness and flavors from the methi or fenugreek enhance in this paneer recipe.

How to use Fenugreek | Methi leaves

Firstly, finely chop methi leaves and add some salt in it. This step will reduce the bitterness of methi leaves. Later, wash the methi leaves in a colander and remove all the excess water, squeeze the leaves and use it in the sabzi. Moreover, you can also store extra methi leaves in the freezer for later use. Either put them in an air-tight container or a ziplock bag. I always end up cleaning methi leaves in huge quantities and store the rest. It becomes handy when I want to prepare any recipe with it later.

close up view of Restaurant style Methi Malai Paneer, garnished with fresh cream,paneer methi malai recipe

Also, check my other Paneer Recipes,
Paneer Butter Masala
Paneer Jalfrezi
Tawa Paneer Masala
Paneer Mix Vegetable
Palak Paneer
Paneer Bhurji
Paneer Rogan Josh
Achari Paneer Masala

Step-by-Step Recipe For Basic Onion Tomato Gravy

1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
1/2 tsp Cooking Oil
1 cup Onion Paste approximately 2-3 medium onion
1 cup tomato puree
1/2 tsp turmeric paste
2 tsp red chili powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam  masala
2 tsp honey or sugar
1 tbsp Fresh cream

Method:

1. Firstly, heat oil in a Kadai and add ginger garlic paste, saute it for few seconds and add onion paste.

2. Saute it for 2 minutes till onion paste turn brown and the raw smell goes.

3. Now add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt and mix well till the spices are blended well.

4. Finally, add tomato puree, honey, and let the gravy cook on a medium flame till 2 minutes stirring occasionally.

5. Lastly, switch off the flame and add fresh cream and cover it with a lid and keep it aside.

Onion tomato gravy for Methi Malai Paneer Recipe, paneer methi malai recipe

Step-by-Step Recipe of Paneer Methi Malai

1. Firstly, prepare basic onion tomato gravy as per the recipe shared above.

2. Secondly, heat oil in a Kadai and add minced garlic, saute it for 30 seconds and add fenugreek | methi leaves in it and saute it till 2 minutes.

Sauteing methi in hot oil along with garlic, paneer methi malai recipe

3. Now add onion tomato gravy in the Kadai and cook for 3-4 minutes till all the water content evaporates.

Adding Onion Tomato gravy in wilted methi, How to make Methi Malai Paneer , how to make paneer methi malai

4. Add all the spices in the gravy and cook for another minute.

Adding turmeric powder, red chili powder and cumin powder in onion tomato gravy for methi paneer ,how to make Restaurant Style Paneer Recipe, how to make paneer methi malai

5. Also add tomato ketchup at this step, mix well, and cook for a minute.

Adding Tomato ketchup in Methi Malai Paneer Recipe, paneer methi malai recipe

6. Finally, add paneer cubes, salt, and fresh cream and give it a quick stir.

adding Paneer cubes and fresh cream to methi malai paneer sabzi, how to make paneer methi malai at home

7. Switch off the flame and leave it for a minute.

adding Paneer cubes in Methi Paneer Malai Recipe and simmering , paneer methi malai recipe

8. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves and serve it with roti or rice.

close up photo of Paneer Cubes cooked in methi and onion tomato gravy,Methi Malai Paneer Recipe ready to serve, recipe of paneer methi malai

Important points and notes

  • You can prepare onion tomato gravy in advance and keep it refrigerated. This will speed up the process of cooking time.
  • Use fresh paneer in this recipe.
  • However, you can add fresh paneer cubes in this gravy or Tawa fry the paneer cubes and later add them.
  • Always add fresh cream towards the end and switch off the flame once you add the fresh cream.
  • You can also use frozen methi leaves and dry Kasuri methi leaves. But the best is to use fresh leaves.
  • Serve this sabzi hot with roti, paratha, or rice and pulao.
close up view of Restaurant style Methi Malai Paneer, garnished with fresh cream,paneer methi malai recipe

Paneer Methi Malai | Methi Paneer

Hetal Kamdar
Paneer Methi Malai | Methi Paneer | Methi Paneer Malai with step-by-step pictures and detailed recipe. This Restaurant style Paneer Recipe is one of my favorites sabzi.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish, Paneer Curries
Cuisine Indian, Punjabi
Servings 4
Calories 209 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 200 grams paneer cubes
  • 2 tbsp Basic Onion Tomato Gravy
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 small bunch of Fenugreek leaves | Methi leaves finely chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander | Dhania powder
  • 2 tbsp fresh cream
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • salt as per taste
  • a handful of finely chopped coriander leaves

Instructions
 

  • Firstly, prepare basic onion tomato gravy as per the recipe shared above.
  • Secondly, heat oil in a Kadai and add minced garlic, saute it for 30 seconds and add fenugreek | methi leaves in it and saute it till 2 minutes.
  • Now add onion tomato gravy in the Kadai and cook for 3-4 minutes till all the water content evaporates.
  • Add all the spices in the gravy and cook for another minute.
  • Also add tomato ketchup at this step, mix well, and cook for a minute.
  • Finally, add paneer cubes, salt, and fresh cream and give it a quick stir.
  • Switch off the flame and leave it for a minute.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves and serve it with roti or rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 209kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 7gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 62mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 246IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 249mgIron: 1mg
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Nutrition Facts
Paneer Methi Malai | Methi Paneer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 23mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 246IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 249mg25%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Finally, do check my other recipes:
Mix Vegetable Curry
Potato Masala Curry
Beetroot Thoran

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