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methi malai paneer recipe | methi paneer recipe | paneer methi malai recipe with detailed photo and 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 paneer recipemethi malai paneer recipe | methi paneer recipe | paneer methi malai recipe with step by step photo and 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.

methi malai paneerfurthermore, 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.

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Recipe type: curries
Cuisine: north indian
Serves: 4 Servings
Ingredients
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
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. firstly heat oil and add cumin seed, bay leaf, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon stick. saute.
  2. additionally, add ginger garlic paste, green chili and onions. saute.
  3. now add spice powder like chili powder, turmeric and coriander powder. saute.
  4. also add tomato pulp and saute till it thickens.
  5. also saute till the masala start to release oil.
  6. now add sauted methi leaves.
  7. additionally add sugar and salt.
  8. saute for a minute.
  9. now add milk, cream and water.
  10. also add paneer cubes and give a gentle mix.
  11. additionally add garam masala.
  12. cover and simmer for 2 minutes.
  13. finally, serve methi malai paneer with chapathi or paratha.


how to make methi malai paneer with step by step photo recipe:

soaking and sauting methi:

  1. firstly, in a large bowl take finely chopped methi leaves. make sure to use only leaves and discard the roots and stem of methi. also wash well to get rid of dirt.
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  2. furthermore, add salt and water.
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  3. soak the leaves for atleast 15 minutes. this helps to remove the bitterness of methi.
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  4. now squeeze off the methi completely.
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  5. also saute the squeezed methi for 2 minutes or till they shrink in size. this helps to remove the bitterness completely and also cook.
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  6. once the methi leaves shrink, remove and keep aside in a bowl.
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methi malai paneer preparation:

  1. furthermore, in the same kadai, heat oil.
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  2. also add cumin seed, bay leaf, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon stick. saute them till they turn aromatic.
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  3. additionally, add ginger garlic paste and green chili.  saute till the raw smell of ginger and garlic disappears.
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  4. further add finely chopped onions and saute till they turn slightly golden brown.
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  5. now add spice powder like chili powder, turmeric and coriander powder. saute for a minute on low flame.
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  6. also add tomato pulp. to prepare tomato pulp, blend 2 large tomatoes in a mixer. no need to blanch the tomatoes.
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  7. continuously saute the tomato pulp till it thickens.
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  8. also saute till the masala start to release oil.
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  9. now add sauted methi leaves prepared in step 6.
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  10. additionally add sugar and salt to balance the bitterness of methi.
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  11. saute for a minute.
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  12. now add milk. make sure to keep the flame on low while adding milk, else the milk will curdle.
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  13. also add cream. increase the amount of cream to make methi malai paneer more creamy and rich.
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  14. mix well on low flame.
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  15. add water as required to adjust the desired consistency.
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  16. also add paneer cubes and give a gentle mix.
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  17. additionally add garam masala.
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  18. cover and simmer for 2 minutes, so that paneer gets cooked well and also absorbs flavour.
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  19. finally, serve methi malai paneer with chapathi or paratha.
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notes:

  • firstly, use fresh methi else the leaves will taste more fibrous and bitter.
  • additionally, increase the amount of cream to get rich flavour.
  • also add matar / peas to prepare methi malai matar paneer recipe.
  • finally, make the gravy slightly water as methi malai paneer thickens once cooled.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

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  1. my husband and me prepared this dish together ….it was yummy indeed….we love to watch your recipes and try many…..we have wonderful time preparing these and always the dishes turned out to be awesome!

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