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Kasoori Methi Malai Matar Paneer

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I first tasted this Dish at a friends place and absolutely loved it! Kasoori Methi Malai Matar Paneer has now become a common Paneer Dish to make at home for. It has always been a hit with family and friends and I am sure you will agree after you have tried making it. Though the name is long and might sound complex. It is a very simple and easy-to-make dish.
  Cottage cheese/Paneer 2 Cup (32 tbs), cubed
  Cashew nuts 20
  Kasuri methi/Dried fenugreek leaves 3 Tablespoon
  Khus khus/Poppy seeds 2 Teaspoon
  Tomato 1 Small
  Green chilies 2
  Garam masala powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Small
  White pepper powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Green peas 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Whipped cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste

Chop 1 small onion,tomato and green chillies and fry in 1 tbs oil until onion starts to change color.

Grind fried onion, tomato, green chillies, cashews, khus khus, garam masala powder, white pepper powder (optional) salt, add a cup of water and grind into a smooth paste.

Heat a deep skillet. Add 2 tbs of oil. Add kasoori methi and add the ground mixture as soon as the methi starts becoming brown (the leaves tend to burn very soon and hence be careful not to burn them).

Add cooked green peas (If using frozen peas, you can add them directly otherwise, add peas after boiling them for 2 minutes in the microwave).

Add 2 cups of milk. Stir and allow the mixture to come to a boil.

Add cubed Paneer pieces. Continue cooking for another 2 minutes (Do not over-cook as the Paneer might start falling part).

Stir in half a cup of whipped cream just before removing from stove.

Serve Warm with any Indian Bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Karwa Chauth
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Cottage cheese cubes cooked in a creamy cashew gravy with fenugreek

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 276 Calories from Fat 150

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.7%

Saturated Fat 6.4 g32%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 32 mg10.7%

Sodium 275 mg11.5%

Total Carbohydrates 17 g5.5%

Dietary Fiber 1.9 g7.6%

Sugars 8.9 g

Protein 13 g26.7%

Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 20.5%

Calcium 16.7% Iron 6.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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Kasoori Methi Malai Matar Paneer Recipe, Cottage Cheese Cubes Cooked In A Creamy Cashew Gravy With Fenugreek