Methi Paneer Masala


1 1/2 cup cottage cheese / paneer cubes
1 1/2 cup fresh methi / fenugreek leaves
2 onions, chopped
2 tsp crushed ginger-garlic
2 tomato, chopped
3 tbsp cashew nuts
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
3/4 cup water
2 tbsp fresh cream
salt to taste
3 tbsp oil


  1. Soak the cashew nuts in hot water for half an hour.
  2. Soak the paneer cubes in hot water for 15 minutes.
  3. Wash the methi leaves, chop it and keep it aside to drain the excess water.
  4. Heat 1 1/2 tbsp oil in a pan and splutter cumin seeds.
  5. Add chopped onion and little salt and cook till soft.
  6. Add the crushed ginger-garlic and saute till the raw smell disappear.
  7. Add the chopped tomato to this and cook till soft.
  8. Remove it from flame and let it cool. Then grind it to a fine paste along with soaked cashew nuts.
  9. Heat 1 1/2 tbsp oil in a pan and add chopped methi leaves and cook for about 5-6 minutes over low flame.
  10. Add chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder and saute till the raw smell disappear and oil appears on top.
  11. Add the ground mixture to this and mix well. Add 3/4 cup of water and bring to boil.
  12. Reduce the flame and cook till little thick. Add the drained paneer cubes to this and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  13. Add fresh cream and mix well. Remove from flame and serve hot….

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