Methi Malai Paneer

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves

1 1/4 cups paneer (cottage cheese) cubes

2 tbsp Paropkar Kachi Ghani Mustard oil

1 small stick cinnamon (dalchini)

1 cardamom (elaichi)

1 clove

1 bayleaf (tejpatta)2

1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

1 tsp chilli powder

1/2 tsp coriander (dhania) powder

1/2 cup milk

1/2 tsp sugar

1/4 cup fresh cream

1/2 tsp garam masala

For The Paste

1 tbsp Paropkar Kachi Ghani Mustard oil

1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)

3/4 cup finely chopped onions

2 tsp chopped ginger (adrak)

1 1/2 tbsp chopped garlic (lehsun)

1 tbsp chopped green chillies

1/2 cup chopped tomatoes

2 tbsp chopped cashewnuts (kaju)

For The Garnish

2 tbsp grated paneer (cottage cheese)

Method

For the paste

1) Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.

2) Add the onions, ginger, garlic and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.

3) Add the tomatoes and cashewnuts, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside to cool slightly.

4) Once cooled blend it in a mixer till smooth using 2 tbsp of water. Keep aside.

How to proceed

1) Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadai, add the cinnamon, cardamom, clove, bayleaf and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.

2) Add the fenugreek leaves, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.

3) Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for few seconds.

4) Add the prepared paste, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

5) Add the ½ cup milk, ½ cup of water, salt and sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

6) Add the paneer, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.

7) Add the fresh cream and garam masala, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.

8) Serve hot garnished with grated paneer.