Methi Malai Mutter Paneer

This curry has a subtle bitter taste coupled with the sweetness of peas and the richness from the Cream. I was debating between the Potatoes or Paneer although one is not a substitute for the other, widely different in textures and taste, I went with Paneer as I had some unused portion in the fridge.You can serve this with Roti or Rice.

1 bunch Methi Leaves, leaves separated and rinsed to take any sand particles out and chopped
1/2 block Paneer, cubed
1 cup fresh cream
2 cups frozen peas, thawed (Alternately, if using dried peas, soak them in water overnight and boil them till tender)
2 Onions, finely chopped
2 Tomatoes
2 tbsps Tomato Paste or Puree
1tbsp Butter
2 tbsps Oil + 1tbsp Oil
1 tbsp Garam Masala
2 tsps Cumin Coriander powder
4 Green chillies, finely chopped
1 tbsp Paprika
1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan
  • Shallow fry the paneer cubes until the cubes turn slightly brown
  • Place them on a paper towel to drain any excess oil
  • Heat 2 tbsps of oil
  • Add Onions and cook until they become soft and translucent
  • Add the Tomatoes and green chillies and cook till soft
  • Add the Cumin, Coriander powder, Turmeric and Garam Masala.
  • Cook till the flavors are absorbed 
  • Add the Methi leaves and cook till the leaves are wilted
  • Stir in the tomato puree and add the peas
  • Cook for 3-4 min
  • Add cream and continue simmering for another 5 min
  • Stir in Paprika
  • Add in the Paneer pieces
  • Serve hot with Roti



Prathibha said...

love all the ingredients in it..looks delicious

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks creamy and delicious :)

Kalpana Sareesh said...

too good..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Creamy and yummy gravy perfect with rotis

Sarah Naveen said...

Thats a nice trio :-)...delicious click too

Rachana said...

Such a creamy and delicious curry!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

delicious curry!

Chitra said...

Looks rich and creamy/

Chitra said...

Looks rich n creamy ;)

Vanamala Hebbar said...

very nice

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