Paneer cooked in a Methi & Tomato gravy

Paneer cooked in a Methi & Tomato gravy

Whenever I find fresh Fenugreek/Methi leaves in a grocery store they are a must buy. I love the scent and the flavour they give to a dish. Cooked with paneer and tomatoes, it is certainly a taste marriage made in heaven.


  • 200 grams cubed paneer
  • 1/2 cup chopped methi
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons single cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon amchur (mango) powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oil


  1. In a food processor, blitz together the garlic, ginger and chilli to make a paste.
  2. In a kadai, heat the oil on medium heat and add the cumin seeds.
  3. When they start to sizzle, add the onions and cook for 6 minutes.
  4. Now add the ginger, garlic and chilli paste and let this cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the methi and mix well. Let this cook for around 4 minutes, stirring regularly.
  6. Now add the tomatoes, 1/2 cup water and spices. Mix well and cover the pan and let it cook for 6 minutes.
  7. Now add the paneer and single cream and stir.
  8. Cover the pan again and let this cook for 8 minutes so that all the flavours infuse.
  9. Once ready, serve hot with chapatis or rice.



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  1. April 26, 2016 / 7:50 am

    woow, I never thought of having cheese in this way. so much going on in this recipe (:

    • April 26, 2016 / 7:59 am

      It tastes really good 🙂

  2. May 1, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    Oooh, I grow my own pot of methi and have been wanting to try something different with paneer. Palak paneer has been on high rotation. . . . Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  3. June 13, 2016 / 11:23 am

    Oh wow I am so happy you have posted this! I am obsessed with paneer!! Everytime I eat indian cuisine I have to get paneer in at least one dish 🙂 I think I’m going to have to try this recipe.

    Holly at xx

    • June 13, 2016 / 8:46 pm

      Awww amazing!! I have lots of paneer recipes up and if you ever want to request one happy to do one for you xxxxx

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