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Methi Paneer

This is a classic Indian paneer (cottage cheese) recipe that you can make in 30 minutes for dinner or Lunch.

Meethi paneer is a classic Indian recipe made with Paneer (Cottage Cheese) cooked in a gravy along with dried fenugreek leaves

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 30 minutes



Paneer (cut into cubes) 300 gms

Methi leaves (cleaned and chopped) 1 cup

Onion (roughly chopped) 2 medium size

Tomato (roughly chopped) 2 medium size 

Garlic (roughly chopped) 4 cloves

Ginger (roughly chopped) 1 inch

Cashew/almond 2 tbsp

Green chillies 2

Cumin seeds 1 tsp

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Red chili powder 1 tsp

Kitchen king masala 1 tsp

Kasturi methi (roasted and crushed) 1 tsp 

Fresh cream 4 tbsp (optional)

Coriander leaves (chopped) 2 tbsp

Oil 2 tbsp

Butter 1 tbsp 


In a frying pan heat 1 tbsp of oil and add the cumin seeds, then add the onions, ginger and garlic, fry then till the onions become light brown. 

Then add the tomatoes,  green chilies and cashew/almond fry them till the tomatoes cook and become soft. 

Then, allow the onion-tomato mixture to cool down completely. Take it to mixer and grind it to a smooth paste. The onion-tomato gravy ready

Heat butter in a pan. Add methi leaves along with turmeric powder and saute the leaves for 3-4 minutes till they are cooked. 

Add onion-tomato gravy along with spices such as coriander powder, red chili powder and salt. Allow the gravy to cook in low flame for 3-4 minutes

Add water to adjust the consistency. Also, crush kasoori methi and add it to the gravy. Also, add cubed paneer and give a good mix.

Allow the gravy to cook for a couple of minutes so that the paneer gets blended with the gravy. Then add fresh cream. Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.

The rich and creamy Methi Paneer is ready to serve.

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