Paneer Recipe,”Methi Malai Paneer” Indian Paneer Recipes in English

Methi Malai Paneer

Serves 4

  • 200 gms paneer (cottage cheese) – cut into small cubos
  • 1/2 cup shelled, boiled peas
  • 1/2 stick dalchini (cinnamon)
  • 2 moti illaichi (cardamom)
  • 3-4 laung (cloves)
  • 1 tbsp cashewnuts
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion – grated
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper pd.
  • 1/2 cup (75 gms) malai (cream)
  • 4 tbsp kasoori methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • salt to taste
  • a pinch of sugar
  • ½ cup milk (approx)


  1. Crush together dalchini, laung and seeds of moti illaichi on a chakla-belan. Keep the masala aside.
  2. Grind cashewnuts separately on the chakla-belan.
  3. Heat oil. Add grated onion and cook on low heat till oil separates. Do not let the onions turn brown.
  4. Add the crushed masala and pepper powder. Cook for a few seconds.
  5. Add kasoori methi and malai, cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes till malai dries up.
  6. Add boiled peas and paneer.
  7. Add cashewnuts and cook for a few seconds.
  8. Add enough milk to get a thick gravy.
  9. Add salt and sugar to taste. 10. Serve with a few peas in the centre, surrounded by a ring of cashewnut bits.

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