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Methi Paneer
मेथी पनीर

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Contributed by:
Soma Prasad
Soma Prasad
Bangalore

Ingredients

Paneer – 200 gm (cut into small cubes)
Onion – 2 (medium size, ground to paste)
Tomato – 2 (medium size, ground to paste)
Garlic paste – 1 tsp
Ginger paste – 1 ½ tsp
Garam Masala powder – ½ tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Methi (Fenugreek seeds) – 1 tsp
Curd – 2 tbsp
Cream – 1 tbsp (optional)
Kaju Powder – 1 tbsp
Kasuri Methi – 1 tbsp
Green Chilli – 2 ( or as per taste)
Salt to taste
Oil – 1 tbsp

Method of Preparation

1. Heat oil in kadai, add methi and allow it to crackle.
2. Add onion and tomato paste. Add turmeric powder and stir for 3-4 min.
3. Add ginger garlic paste and keep stirring till the raw smell goes.
4. Add 2 ½ cups of water, salt and garam masala powder. Allow the gravy to boil.
5. Add paneer and allow to cook on medium heat for approx 5 min.
6. Mix curd, cream and kaju paste together into a paste and add it to the gravy.
7. Allow it to cook on slow heat for 2-3 min.
8. Add slit green chillies and kasuri methi. Remove heat and keep covered for 5 min.
9. Methi Paneer is ready to serve.

Notes & Tips

1. If you do not like methi seeds in the gravy, you can remove it from the oil after methi seeds crackle and turn colour at the end of step 1 above and then proceed from step 2 onwards.