Be My Guest – Methi Malai Paneer

PicMonkey-CollagePinJust like when every guest post is done, today also I am very excited. Why am I excited? Today, I have a blogger with me who is famous in her own way. First of all, she is record holder for posting a recipe a day for one year. Secondly, her blog was the “Best Food Blog 2014” awarded by BlogAdda. A peep into her achievements and you would be awed. However, the best part about her is that success has not reached her head. She is a humble person who has learned to take it in her stride and be the person that she is and has to be.


I guess I have given the hint to all on who is my guest for this month. Yes… none other than Priya, who blogs at Priya Kitchenette. Despite being a pure vegeterian, she always keeps hoping on to the blog to check out my posts and recipes. I must say that she is a really nice person to be with. Even though her schedule was very tight – she recently shifted from Chennai to Bangalore and is neck deep in her shifting works, still she managed to give her post well ahead of time. I am so thankful to her for accepting my invitation and doing it for me inspite of all the hassles. Do peep into her lovely blog for so many amazing vegetarian ideas, the recent one that hooked me up being this delicious looking saffron cardamom pudding… Now I am dreaming of making pannacotta some day with those flavors! πŸ˜‰ Let us now peep into her lovely guest post – a sumptuous looking classic dish, Methi Malai Paneer… She asked me whether I would be fine with this recipe and I was like, “O yes, y not?”. I hardly have any paneer recipes on the blog and this is definitely a lovely addition! πŸ™‚ As this post goes live, she is currently with her mother, who is hospitalized last week and after that, we have no updates… Let us all have a small prayer for the good healthy of her mother… Off to her post…


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Rafeeda is one of the kindest people I have interacted with in this blogging world and I can proudly count her as my friend. Her kind words and warmth always bring a smile on my face. Today, she has given me her space to share something about myself and a simple paneer curry recipe with you all.


My name is Priya Shiva and I’m a food blogger at –ΒΒ . I’m an Indian and a vegetarian. So, you will mainly find Indian vegetarian food recipes on my blog. If you love some sweet and curry, stop by my blog to check it πŸ™‚


I’m sharing a very simple curry today made with cottage cheese, blend of spices and cream. “Malai” means cream, “Methi” is fenugreek leaves and thats how this curry got its name.


Serves – 4




Dry Fenugreek leaves/Methi – 1 cup

Cottage Cheese/Paneer – 200 grams

Cashews – 8

2 Onions (Finely chopped)

Grated Ginger – 1 tsp

2 Garlic cloves (chopped)

Chopped Green chillies – 1 tbsp

Milk – Β½ cup

Low fat Cream – Β½ cup

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Garam Masala – 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Cooking Oil – 3 tbsp




  • Divide paneer into equal size cubes. Add 1 tbsp oil on a griddle and spread evenly. Toast paneer till they are light brown from all sides.
  • Soak dry fenugreek leaves in some water for 10 minutes. Drain water and keep it aside.
  • Soak cashews in some warm water for 15 minutes. Add chopped onions,ginger, cashews and garlic to your blender with green chillies and blitz it to make a paste and keep it ready.
  • Add cooking oil in a frying pan and when oil is warm add cumin seeds and saute for few seconds.
  • Now add onion paste and saute for few minutes till oil separates from the gravy.
  • Add fenugreek leaves, garam masala and mix it well..
  • Blend the cream with milk and add it in the pan. Mix it well and lower the flame.
  • Add toasted paneer and some water if you feel the gravy is too thick and mix well. Now add salt and cook it on low flame for few minutes.
  • Transfer into a bowl and you can serve this dish either with flat bread or rice.

Notes: I have used dry fenugreek leaves but you can also use fresh leaves.


Thank you Rafeeda for giving me this opportunity to share this creamy curry recipe with your readers. I hope they all enjoy making it and share the feedback with us πŸ™‚


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I really feel like digging in, don’t you all? πŸ™‚ Thank you once again Priya for gracing my humble space and being very supportive always… πŸ™‚ Hope all of you lovely readers have a wonderful weekend…



Join the Conversation

  1. Lovely post by Priya. And I second you Rafs. She is defenitely a sweet person with a beautiful face and smile.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sowmya…

  2. Delicious gravy. Nice gust post

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Beena…

  3. Thank you Rafeeda for your kind words. Your words touched my heart. .Love you. .

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      It was a pleasure having you around dear… God bless…

  4. the malai matar paneer looks delicious….this is one yummy guest post…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anupa…

  5. Hi after a long time….nice to see the recipes….malai matar paneer sounds easy and looks appealg

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Biny…

  6. Nice dish. Paneer we hardly use here but sure we have tofu.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nava…

  7. Thats a creamy gravy priya..Yes raf she is a lovely person.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sathya…

  8. Nice guest post …Delicious paneer recipe πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Shabna… πŸ™‚

  9. Wow that’s quite an achievement !! Love the gravy can I use a white fish in place of the paneer?

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I guess you very much can! It would be a non-veg delight! Thanks a lot Nammi…

  10. Rafeeda, I totally agree with you about every word you wrote about Priya. You have decibed her just perfectly. Such a wonderful guest post. A big congrats to both of you.

    1. Sorry I mean described her just perfectly!

      1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

        Thank you so much for coming by Hadia…

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