Saturday, October 26, 2013

Malai Paneer | Kashmiri Paneer | Paneer Recipe

Paneer cooked in  silky,milky, creamy gravy.Easy to make when some guest are on the door.It's my First Attempt ,I searched on web and I made as my family member's taste.

Preparation Time: 05 min Cooking Time: 15 min
Serves: 3 servings
150 gm Paneer (cottage cheese)
1/4 cup fresh cream
1 tsp Kasturi Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)
1/2 tsp White pepper Powder
Few Coriander Leaves
Salt to taste

To Grind
2 medium Onion, chopped
3 Green chilies
1/2 inch  Ginger
2-3 Garlic cloves
1 tbsp poppy seeds 
10 Cashew Nuts

To Temper
3 Green cardamom,crushed
3-3 Clove and black pepper
4 tbsp butter/ghee

Boil a glass of water and add chopped onion,boil it for a min. then grind along with ginger,garlic and green chilly.

Soak cashew nuts and Poppy seed in hot water or Milk for 60 minutes and grind them with water to make a smooth dry-fruit paste.
Cut paneer into desired shape. Heat 1/2 tbsp ghee in  pan on low flame. 
Shallow fry or roast paneer triangles or strips until its edges turn light brown. Drain and keep aside.

Heat remaining tbsp ghee in same pan. Add onion paste and saute until light brown. It will take  2-3 minutes on low flame. 
Add Cashew  paste and saute for a minute.
Add some water(1/2 cup) and let mixture cook until it start boiling .
When mixture starts to boil add paneer and fenugreek leaves.Mix and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on low flame. Add fresh cream .Mix well and cook for a min. Do not cook for long time after adding cream because it curdles if cooked more.

Turn off the flame and Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
Serve hot with roti,naan but I enjoyed with Tandoori Roti.

Instead of cashew and poppy seeds can use Alomands Or melon Seeds for different taste and texture. 
If you like mild sweet taste can add a tsp sugar.
Can add Garam masla and turmeric powder but have to compromise with creamy white color.


  1. Looks very delicious and yummy..

  2. looks very creamy any yummy !


  3. This is quick & it looks beautiful too Delicious,love the colour of it..
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