Paneer Methi Masala

Updated: Apr 6

Prep Time: 15 min Cooking Time: 35 min Serves: 4


For Marinade:

500 grams Paneer cut in cubes

1½ cup Yoghurt

3 tbsp Fried Onions (Ready-Made)

½ tsp Garam Masala Powder

¼ tsp Turmeric Powder

½ tsp Red Chilli Powder

1 tsp Coriander-Cumin Powder (Dhana Jiru)

1½ tsp Kasuri Methi

½ tsp Salt

1 tbsp Oil


Ingredients:

2 Bunch Fresh Methi with Stalks (Fenugreek Leaves)

100 grams Fresh Spinach Leaves

1 Onion Finely Chopped (preferably Indian Onions)

2 Medium Tomatoes Fresh Pureed

1½ tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste

1½ tbsp Tomato Puree

2 tbsp Oil

1 tbsp Butter

1 tsp Cumin Seeds

¼ tsp Asafoetida (Hing)

2 Dry Red Chillies

1 tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)

1 tsp Red Chilli Powder

½ tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder

1½ tsp Garam Masala Powder

1 tsp Kasuri Methi

½ tbsp Raw Honey

¼ cup Double Cream

Salt to taste


For Marinade:

  1. Hang the yoghurt in a muslin cloth for 10 minutes, and then toss it into a bowl.

  2. Add the fried onions, garam masala, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander-cumin powder, kasuri methi, salt and oil; mix and combine with the paneer cubes; before refrigerating for 3-4 hours or overnight.


Method:

  1. Chop the methi and spinach. Wash, drain and keep aside.

  2. Heat oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds, asafoetida, onions and butter. Cook the onions until golden brown, then add the dry red chillies, ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute.

  3. Now add both the tomato purees, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, kashmiri chilli powder, kasuri methi, honey and salt. Cook the tomato puree for 3-4 minutes until it thickens.

  4. Now lower the hear, add the marinaded paneer, mix well, and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes. Next add the methi and spinach.

  5. Increase the heat to medium-high, cook the methi and spinach, occasionally stirring until cooked for 6-8 minutes. Now add the double cream and mix well, simmer for 2-3 minutes.

  • Serve hot with naan or steamed rice and enjoy.

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