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Malai Paneer Recipe

Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Priya Shiva


  • 200 gm Paneer/cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup Fresh cream/Malai
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing


  1. Chop paneer into equal small cubes. Beat the cream with 2 tbsp of water and keep it aside.

  2. Heat oil on a pan and add the cumin seeds and let it crackle.

  3. Add onions and saute till they turn light brown.

  4. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for few seconds.

  5. Now add turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala, coriander powder and mix it well.

  6. Lower the flame, add the paneer pieces and saute it gently for few minutes. Let the paneer get coated nicely in spices.

  7. Now add cream and salt and mix it gently. Cook the paneer in cream gravy for 2-3 minutes.

  8. Remove from the flame and transfer the content into a bowl and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.