Diwali Special: Paneer Methi Mutter Malai (Cottage Cheese & Peas in sour cream gravy)

Paneer Methi Mutter Malai

This recipe makes 6 portions


  • 300g Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese)
  • 200g Baby Peas
  • 50g Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek leaves)
  • 300ml Light Sour Cream (Bulla used in this recipe)
  • 50 ml low fat milk
  • 2 Red onions finely chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Aniseed
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 green chilies finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tbsp Garam Masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander to garnish


  1. Heat oil in a saucepot. Fry cumin seeds and aniseed till they crackle
  2. Stir in the chopped onions, ginger garlic paste and green chilies. Cover with a lid as this mixture will splatter.
  3. As the onions turn golden brown add in garam masala and cubed paneer and stir fry till the cheese is lightly browned.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes and peas and fry till cooked.
  5. When all the ingredients are cooked, add the low fat sour cream and milk and lower the heat to a simmer.
  6. Cover the saucepot and let the gravy simmer for 15 minutes.
  7. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with rotis or rice.

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