Recipe: Methi Paneer

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Methi Paneer

North indian, Mains

Cottage cheese
107 calories/serving
25 mins
Methi Paneer is a wholesome and delicious combination of fresh fenugreek leaves and cottage cheese. This green and white delight loaded with proteins and seasoned with the tradational herbs and spices is a perfect addition to your lunch or dinner menu.

Recipe by:

Hebbars Kitchen


For soaking methi leaves

1. In a bowl, add fenugreek leaves, water, salt to taste and keep it aside for 5-10 minutes.

For paste

2. In a deep pan, add water, sugar, onion, cashewnut and blanched them well. once it's done transfer it into a grinder and make a smooth paste of it.

For gravy

3. In a kadai, add ghee. once it's hot add cinnamon stick, green cardamom, cloves, black peppercorns, bayleaf, let it splutter.

4. Add prepared paste and saute it well on medium flame.

5. Add ginger, green chilli and little water while sauteing it.

6. Add curd and mix everything well.

7. Add water, cover it with the lid and cook for 15-20 minutes.

8. Strain the gravy into a bowl. remove the whole spices.

For methi paneer

9. In a pan, add ghee, once it's hot, add cumin seeds, asafoetida, chopped fenugreek leaves and saute it well.

10. Add sugar, turmeric powder, degi red chilli powder and saute it for 2 minutes.

11. Add paneer cubes and saute on low flame for 2 minutes.

12. In the same pan, add prepared gravy and mix everything well on medium flame. check the seasoning and cook for 5-10 minutes on medium flame.

13. Transfer the methi malai paneer in a serving dish and pour the tadka on top of it. garnish it with coriander sprig serve hot.

For tadka

14. In a small pan, add ghee once it's hot add dry red chilli and saute it for a minute.


This recipe serves 2 people.

By Chef Ranveer Brar