methi malai paneer recipe | methi paneer recipe | paneer methi malai recipe with detailed video recipe. rich and creamy cottage cheese gravy recipe prepared with fenugreek leaves, milk and cream. an ideal paneer recipe which can be served with roti, garlic naan and even rice for lunch and breakfast. this recipe can also be extended methi malai matar paneer recipe by adding green peas.
methi malai paneer recipe | methi paneer recipe | paneer methi malai recipe with step by step video recipe. this creamy paneer dish makes phenomenal side dish for indian flat bread or roti or chapathi. typically it is prepared with fresh methi leaves, but certainly can be prepared from frozen leaves too.
well i personally does not like the methi paneer recipe, but this recipe was frequently asked to prepare by my readers. i do not prefer this because of the fenugreek leaves and its slight bitter taste. having said that, my husband loves paneer methi malai recipe. he even recommends me to add matar or green peas which can be termed as methi malai matar paneer recipe. i would soon post that recipe in a separate video and post.
furthermore, some important variations and tips for a perfect methi paneer recipe. firstly, the same recipe can be prepared with the grated paneer which would basically look like paneer burji with cream and methi leaves. even this variation would taste great. secondly, i have added tomato pulp in this recipe, however you can easily use finely chopped tomato or even store bought tomato can. lastly, wash and soak the fenugreek leaves for a minimum of 15 minutes, otherwise the curry may have bitter taste of methi leaves.
finally, i would like to share my other paneer recipes collection. this mainly includes, palak paneer, paneer butter masala, rajma masala, malai paneer kofta and dum aloo recipe. you can also check my other related recipes collection like,
TO SOAK METHI LEAVES:
- 1 bunch methi leaves / fenugreek leaves, washed and finely chopped
- ¾ tsp salt
- 1 cup water
FOR METHI MALAI PANEER:
- 3 tbsp oil
- 1 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
- 1 bay leaf / indian tej patta
- 4 cloves / lavang
- 2 pods cardamom / elachi
- 1 inch cinnamon stick / dalchini
- 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
- ½ tsp kashmiri red chili powder / lal mirch powder
- 1 green chili, slit length wise
- 1 tsp coriander powder / dhaniya powder
- ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
- 1 cup tomato pulp / puree of 2 large tomatoes
- 1 tsp sugar
- ¾ cup milk
- salt to taste
- ¼ cup malai / fresh cream
- ¼ cup water, add as required
- 11 cubes paneer / cottage cheese
- ¼ tsp garam masala powder
firstly heat oil and add cumin seed, bay leaf, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon stick. saute.
additionally, add ginger garlic paste, green chili and onions. saute.
now add spice powder like chili powder, turmeric and coriander powder. saute.
also add tomato pulp and saute till it thickens.
also saute till the masala start to release oil.
now add sauted methi leaves.
additionally add sugar and salt.
saute for a minute.
now add milk, cream and water.
also add paneer cubes and give a gentle mix.
additionally add garam masala.
cover and simmer for 2 minutes.
finally, serve methi malai paneer with chapathi or paratha.