Methi Malai Matar Paneer

28 Sep

Uff! I know, just reading that is tiring; au contraire, the dish is really easy and quick to prepare and yumilicious to taste. There are some dishes that you grow up with and some are introduced to you through eating out @ restaurants, friend’s houses etc. But this was a recipe, I was introduced through the blog world and I had never tried or tasted this, till I made it. This is a dish that is super easy to prepare, but will taste as though it is a lot complicated with the methi and malai add distinctly different dimensions to it. A perfect party dish!

1 onion
7-8 green chillies
1/2″ ginger
2 cloves of garlic (optional)
1 Tbsp cashews
1/2″ cinnamon

Grind the above ingredients into a smooth paste.

Saute about a cup of cubed paneer in a tsp of oil, till they are golden on all sides. Keep this aside.

Saute the ground paste in a tsp oil, till the paste is rid of raw onion smell. (If you are really sensitive to raw onion smell, boil the onions in water for about 5 mins before you grind it). Now add

1 cup fresh fenugreek (methi) leaves (1/2 cup if you are using kasoori or dried methi leaves)
1 cup fresh or frozen peas

Cook this well for about 10 mins. Add 1/2 cup cream (or whole fat milk) to this boiling mixture and let it simmer for about 10 mins. That is it.

As I said, this is really easy to prepare and tastes well with rotis or parathas.


Posted by on September 28, 2010 in Cooking, Desi, General


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5 responses to “Methi Malai Matar Paneer

  1. shy

    September 28, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    looks good. sounds delicious and seem really easy. knowing me, when will follow a recipe and make something.


    when I visit you, how many dishes am I going to eat:)

  2. Meena

    September 30, 2010 at 3:10 AM

    Great picture and the dish looks yummy. Seems like your kitchen is busy and the cooking bug has caught you. When can I come ? πŸ™‚

    Am sure you don’t want to eat this as you have already πŸ™‚ How about tonight? – A-kay

  3. Thanuja

    September 30, 2010 at 4:02 PM

    Looks great….i tried this recipe long time back when one of my friends shared it…nevertheless great to see it in my favourite food blog πŸ˜‰

    Proud to get the title of “Favorite Food blog”; now you need to start promoting it πŸ™‚ – A-kay

  4. Arch

    October 1, 2010 at 4:36 PM

    So why didnt I get this when I came over? huh?

    May be because this was not made when you came over? πŸ˜› – A-kay

  5. Pallavi

    October 7, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    I usually don’t like white coloured gravies, but this one looks yummy. Might just try it out this weekend.

    Thanks. Let me know how it turns out. – A-kay


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