Kasoori Methi Paneer

Kasoori methi or dried fenugreek leaves lifts this paneer dish to another level. Paneer cubes cooked in spicy masala with the flavour of kasoori methi. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Kasoori Methi Paneer

Main Ingredients Paneer (cottage cheese), Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi)
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg


  • 200 grams paneer (cottage cheese), cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) ,roasted and crushed
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon green chilli-ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried mango powder


  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan; add the green chilli-ginger paste and cumin seeds and when they start to change colour, add the chilli powder, coriander powder and salt and mix.
  2. Immediately add the dried fenugreek leaves and cook on medium heat, stirring frequently, for two to three minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, stir and cook, over high heat, for two to three minutes. Add half a cup of water, reduce heat, cover and simmer for three to four minutes.
  4. Add the paneer cubes, sprinkle the dried mango powder and mix well.
  5. Cook till the paneer cubes are fully coated with the masala and serve immediately.