How to Make Restaurant Style Methi Paneer – Methi Malai

How to Make Restaurant Style Methi Paneer – an extremely delicious and easy recipe using paneer, methi (fresh methi/dry kasuri methi) fenugreek, yogurt and Indian spices. It can be eaten with roti/bread or rice.
 
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METHI PANEER – Methi Malai Paneer

Methi Paneer (Cottage Cheese Cubes in Indian Sauce) is a perfect weeknight dinner or weekend brunch recipe as who doesn’t love preparing an und

er 20 minutes entree that can please your eyes, tongue n tummies.

It’s also popularly known as ‘Methi Malai Paneer’ or Restaurant Style – Dhaba Methi Paneer as this recipe is definitely there on every Indian restaurant.

And you know that if you’re a vegetarian from India, the next best thing that can be substituted for meat is Paneer (Cottage Cheese).Methi Paneer Curry

Methi Paneer Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Paneer – Cottage Cheese Cubes 
  • ¼ Cup Methi Leaves – can use dry kasuri methi or fresh methi leaves
  • ½ Cup Plain Yogurt  
  • 1 inch Fresh Ginger
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Large Onion 
  • 2 Tomatoes  
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste – can use tomato puree or even 1tbsp ketchup
  • 4 Tbsp Vegetable Oil 
  • 1/2 Cup water

Powdered Spices:

  • 1 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala Powder  
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder (Deggi Mirch) – can use regular red chili powder too
  • 1 Tsp Salt (As per your taste)

Methi (Fenugreek Leaves): this recipe can be made using fresh methi leaves or dry methi leaves (shown in pictures below and available easily in any Indian grocery stores).

dry kasuri methi picture in a cup

Dry Kasuri Methi Leaves

 

fresh methi leaves

Fresh Methi Leaves

So this Methi Paneer is a mix of rich gravy made with yogurt-tomatoes and simmered to perfection.

Infact you get so many varieties of it in India that you can even eat it raw because of its soft, mild and slightly flavored taste.

But the combination of Paneer with Yogurt and Methi(Fenugreek Leaves) is pretty powerful and delicious

Methi Paneer Recipe - Indian Cottage Cheese Curry #curry #paneer

Methi Paneer Recipe – Indian Cottage Cheese Curry

 

Serves: 4

 

Serving Suggestion:

Can be served with Bread or Rice
 

Tools:

1 Large nonstick wok
 

Restaurant Style Methi Paneer Process

  • Add chopped onion, chopped tomato, and ginger+garlic in a grinder jar.
  • Grind to make a smooth paste.
  • In a large non-stick pan, heat oil on high for half a minute and then reduce the flame to low.
  • Add 1/2 tsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder, Turmeric Powder and Pinch of Methi leaves and saute.
  • Now add the onion-tomato paste and saute for a minute over medium-high flames. Methi Paneer Malai Dry

 

  • Add “powdered spices”, saute for 30 seconds and then cover the wok
  • Let the masala cook on medium-low heat for 2 minutes (stir every 1/2 minute).
  • Once the masala is 
  • Add yogurt (curd/dahi) and saute everything. Let the masala cook on low flames for a minute.
  • Once you see oil leaving the sides and masala almost cooked, add fresh methi leaves or dry kasuri methi leaves and saute everything.
  • Now add water and sauté on low heat for 2-3 min.
Methi Paneer Malai Process

Methi Paneer Malai Process

 

  • Finally, add chopped paneer and saute.
  • Add extra methi if you need or like and saute. (Do a taste test for salt and spices).
  • Saute everything once and turn off the heat.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy hot or cold.

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Methi Malai Paneer Recipe

 

 
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Restaurant Style – Dhaba Methi Paneer

 

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Sauteed Spinach with Cheese – Masala Palak Paneer

Shahi Matar Paneer – Restaurant Style Shahi Paneer 

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Methi Paratha – How to make Methi Paratha Recipe

 

Yield: 4 People

How to Make Restaurant Style Methi Paneer

How to Make Restaurant Style Methi Paneer

How to Make Restaurant Style Methi Paneer- an extremely delicious and easy recipe using paneer, methi (fresh methi/dry kasuri methi) fenugreek, yogurt and Indian spices. It can be eaten with roti/bread or rice.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Paneer - Cottage Cheese Cubes 
  • ¼ Cup Methi Leaves – can use dry kasuri methi or fresh methi leaves
  • ½ Cup Plain Yogurt  
  • 1 inch Fresh Ginger
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Large Onion 
  • 2 Tomatoes  
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste - can use tomato puree or even 1tbsp ketchup
  • 4 Tbsp Vegetable Oil 
  • 1/2 Cup water

Powdered Spices:

  • 1 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala Powder  
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder (Deggi Mirch) - can use regular red chili powder too
  • 1 Tsp Salt (As per your taste)

Instructions

  1. Add chopped onion, chopped tomato, and ginger+garlic in a grinder jar.
  2. Grind to make a smooth paste.
  3. In a large non-stick pan, heat oil on high for half a minute and then reduce the flame to low.
  4. Add 1/2 tsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder, Turmeric Powder and Pinch of Methi leaves and saute.
  5. Now add the onion-tomato paste and saute for a minute over medium-high flames.
  6. Add “powdered spices", saute for 30 seconds and then cover the wok
  7. Let the masala cook on medium-low heat for 2 minutes (stir every 1/2 minute).
  8. Once the masala is 
  9. Add yogurt (curd/dahi) and saute everything. Let the masala cook on low flames for a minute.
  10. Once you see oil leaving the sides and masala almost cooked, add fresh methi leaves or dry kasuri methi leaves and saute everything.
  11. Now add water and sauté on low heat for 2-3 min.
  12. Finally, add chopped paneer and saute.
  13. Add extra methi if you need or like and saute. (Do a taste test for salt and spices).
  14. Saute everything once and turn off the heat.
  15. Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy hot or cold.

Notes

Paneer - Cottage Cheese Cubes 

Methi Leaves – can use dry kasuri methi or fresh methi leaves

Tomato Paste – If not available, can add tomato puree

Vegetable Oil - Any flavorless oil

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 560mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 17gSugar: 12gProtein: 22g

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