Malai Methi Paneer

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A creamy Indian curry which is characterized by  rich gravy made of onions, cashews, milk spices and malai. Paneer and dry fenugreek leaves leads to a unique taste and aroma. A good way to add fenugreek to your diet.

Do try out this absolute mouth watering restaurant style curry.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) – 200gms, chopped into small cubes
  • Cinnamon – ½ inch stick
  • Cardamom – 1
  • Cloves – 4
  • Cashew nuts – 2 tablespoons
  • Onion – 2
  • Pepper powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Malai (cream) – 1 cup
  • Milk – 1 cup + ½ cup
  • Dry fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) – 4 tablespoons
  • Green chilli paste – 2 teaspoons
  • Ghee – 2 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar – a pinch

Method

  1. Grind together cinnamon, cloves and seeds of cardamom. Keep aside.
  2. Grind cashew nuts to a fine powder. Keep aside.
  3. Grind onions.
  4. Beat malai with 1 cup of milk till smooth. Keep aside.
  5. Heat ghee and sauté grinded onions on low flame till ghee seperates.
  6. Then add cinnamon-cardamom-clove powder and pepper powder. Cook for few seconds.
  7. Add dry fenugreek leaves and malai mixed with milk. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Now add paneer and cashew nuts powder. Mix well.
  9. Add milk to get thick consistency gravy.
  10. Add green chilli paste, salt and sugar.
  11. Serve hot with roti, paratha or naan.
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