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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Methi Paneer - Methi Malai Paneer - Gravy With Paneer & Fresh Methi leaves

 Methi Paneer is a delicious Gravy Recipe made with Methi & Panner simmered  in Spicy tomato Gravy. This Gravy pairs with Chapathi,Roti,Naan, Tandoori roti,Pulao & Fried Rice. Methi leaves are rich in vitamins, fibre,iron,folic acid & much more minerals. It is a strong antioxidant.it is also rich in bone health.it Controls diabetes & reduces cholesterol.It also increases milk production of a new mother.Paneer is high in Protein & Calcium Content, it makes the ideal food for body building.It is also rich in folate, which is helpful for pregnant women.Now we will see the preparation of nutritious Gravy Recipe.

Methi Paneer

 Prep Time :  10 minutes
Cook Time : 30 minutes.
Recipe Category :Side dish.
Recipe Cusine: North Indian.
Serves: 4 - 5.


Methi leaves - 1 Cup.

Paneer - 200 Gms.

Onion - 2 (big).

Tomato - 2 (big).

Cashews - 10.

Chilli Powder - 1 tsp.

Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp.

Coriander Powder - 1 tsp.

turmeric - 1/8 tsp.

Salt - as Needed.

oil - 3 tbsp.(as needed)

Ginger - 1 inch.

Garlic - 5.

Fresh cream - 2 tbsp(optional).

Kasthuri Methi - 1/2 tsp.

To Temper

Cinnamon - 2 pieces(Small).

Cloves - 2.

Cardamom - 2.


Wash the methi leaves & chop it little coarsely.

cube the paneer.


1. Add a tsp of oil, add Ginger & Garlic.

2. Saute till Garlic turns Golden at the edges.

3. Add Chopped  onions saute till it turns transparent.

4. Add chopped tomatoes, Cashews, Chilli Powder,Coriander powder & turmeric Powder.

5. Saute till tomatoes turns mushy. Switch off the stove. 

6.When it cools down, grind it into a smooth paste.Now tomato Paste is ready for Gravy.

7. Heat the kadai, add oil, add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom. Saute till you get nice aroma from the spices.

8. Add chopped methi leaves saute till it wilts. it takes nearly 3 - 4 minutes on a low flame.

9. Then add Ground tomato paste, add needed water. 

10. When it starts boiling , add Garam Masala, kasturi methi & Salt.

9. Give a quick mix, add cubed paneer. Let it cook in a low flame for  1- 2 minutes.

10. Then add 2 tbsp of Fresh Cream, give a quick mix & switch off.


  • Don't Cook paneer for more time, then paneer becomes chewy.
  • Adding fresh cream is optional, but it enhances the taste of Gravy.