Methi Malai Paneer is a creamy, sweet and rich gravy based paneer recipe. A paste of tomato, onion, cashewnuts and spices adds the perfect balance of creaminess and sweetness in this recipe.
Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds and saute few seconds.
When they starts crackle, add the onions, ginger, garlic, green chilies and saute few minutes on medium flames for 2 minutes.
Add tomatoes, cashewnuts and mix well, cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, stir continuously.
Keep aside to cool. Add in a mixer and blend it till smooth and keep aside.
Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add cinnamon, cardamom, clove, bayleaf and saute on a medium flame for a few seconds.
Add the fenugreek leaves and mix well. Saute on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
Add turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala and mix well.
Add the tomato paste, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes.
Add milk, cream, sugar and mix well. Add 1/2 cup of water to adjust the consistency and mix well.
Add Paneer and salt and mix well. Cook on medium flame for 2-3 minutes.
Serve hot with tandori roti and lacchaa parathas.