Saturday, July 13, 2013

Creamy Methi Paneer

The fenugreek [kasuri methi] is known as a wonder herb,which helps digestion,reduce cholestrol etc.Paneer is protein rich.Now a combination of these two in the following recipe gives a delicious and aromatic dish.


  • Paneer  200 gms
  • Dry Fenugreek leaves [kasuri methi]   4 tbsp [dry]
  • Fresh cream  1/2 cup
  • Cashew nut  6-8 pcs
  • Green Peas  1/2 cup
  • Onion   2/3 pcs
  • Garam masala  1/4 tsp
  • Cinnamon [dalchini]  1/2 pc
  • Black cardamom  2 pcs
  • Cloves  3-4 pcs
  • Pepper powder  1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder  1/4 tsp
  • Green chilli  6 pcs
  • Salt to the taste
  • Sugar  1/2 tsp
  • Refined oil  2 tbsp
  • Milk  1 cup


  • Grind slightly the Cashewnut  to get small pieces.
  • Cut paneer into small square pieces and dip in warm water for 15-20 minutes.
  • Grate the onion.
  • Boil the Peas.
  • Grind mildly [dardara] separately dalchini,clove and black cardamom.
  • Cut the chillies lengthwise.


  1. Heat the ghee in a pan,lower the flame.Add grated onion and fry on a very low heat till it turns pink [ not red ].
  2. Add grated cinnamon powder,cardamom and red chilly powder,mix well.
  3. Add kasuri methi,saute for a few seconds.Then add cream.Mix well and fry on a low flame for 2-3 minutes till cream becomes dry.
  4. Now add boiled peas, paneer pieces and cashew nut pieces,mix well and fry for 2 minutes on low heat.
  5. Further add milk,salt and sugar.Mix and cook for 2-3 minutes.Close the flame.
  6. Add garam masala and green chilly.Mix and leave the pan covered.
  The methi paneer is ready.Garnish and serve hot.
Garnish with cream.

Ideal companions : naan,missi roti or paratha.

Serves 4


  1. Awesome!it is nice of you to present nutritious and tasty recipes.

  2. Thanks for this recipe, the Meethi Paneer looks great, bookmarking it cos my husband loves paneer :-)

  3. Thanks for your keen interest.It encourages me.

  4. Easy and tasty recipe Sangeetha.. Thanks for posting

  5. Sundari ji,it is nice of you encourage the meal makers!

  6. Wow..great to see this recipe here...had tasted this dish at one of the popular Hyderabadi Buffets..'Angeethi'..could never make it to perfection..ur recipe here worked just right!! Awesome taste..thanks for sharing it!

    1. Thanks Candlez. Your feedback has encouraged me.