Malai Paneer Recipe - Nutmeg adds its special flavour to this paneer dish.

This recipe is contributed by Member Deepika Aggarwal.

Main Ingredients : Paneer (cottage cheese)(पनीर), Fresh cream(ताज़ी क्रीम )

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Main Course_Veg

Malai Paneer

English: Cottage Cheese
A favourite with the vegetarians, this product made from milk is quite common, especially in the Indian subcontinent. You can make it fresh, chhena – an another version or just use the ones that are readily available in the market to prepare everything from simple snacks, curries, sabzis, mithais, desserts and the likes. An ingredient that can be relished in the raw form too – try serving it as a starter just sprinkled with a little chaat masala, black salt and chilli powder!

For more recipes related to Malai Paneer checkout Paneer Babycorn Balchao , Malai Kofta Curry , Shahi Paneer , Malai Kofta Curry . You can also find more Main Course_Veg recipes like Mushroom Balchao, thor bhaja, Achar ke Masalewale Karele, Tomato and Basil Paneer. Or try out these recipes from Punjabi Cuisine like Pudina Hara Keema, Kadai Paneer, Bhen Aloo, Gobhi Peas Parantha.

Malai Paneer Recipe - How to make Nutmeg adds its special flavour to this paneer dish.


Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into cubes Fried500 grams

  • Fresh cream 1/2 cup

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Tomato pureed6 large

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Nutmeg powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Sugar 2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat oil in a non stick pan, add cumin seeds and asafetida. Saute for thirty seconds. Add tomato puree and mix well.

Step 2

Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, nutmeg powder and mix well. Lower the heat and cook till the oil surfaces.

Step 3

Add cardamom powder, sugar and salt to taste. Mix well. Add cottage cheese pieces and fresh cream. All the mixture to boil. Serve with roti.

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