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Paneer methi makhani | side dish for roti

by Jeyashri suresh
     Paneer Recipes are always a super hit at my place. When i saw this Paneer methi makhani recipe in Aipi’s space i tried it on the same day. I can say it is one of the best side dish for roti and i enjoyed the creamy texture of the gravy with the addition of evaporated milk in that. You can add fresh cream or full cream milk instead of evaporated milk. But if your get evaporated milk in your place, do try this with that. I have posted Paneer butter masala but this recipe is using paneer and fresh methi leaves. This gravy tastes well with roti but personally we prefer to have this with Kulcha.  Please check other paneer recipes from Jeyashri’s kitchen.

Paneer Methi makhani

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 30 Mins |Serves: 4-5

     Paneer cubes  1 cup
     Methi leaves  1/2 cup
     Onion  2
     Ginger garlic paste  1 tsp
     Tomato  2
     Red chili powder  1 tsp
     Coriander powder  1/2 tsp
     Garam masala  1/2 tsp
     Evaporated Milk  1/2 cup
     Oil  1 tblsp
     Salt as needed
     Sugar  1/4 tsp


  • Chop the onions and methi leaves very finely.
  • Grind the tomato into a puree.
  • In a pan put oil and add the ginger garlic paste.
  • Saute till the raw smell goes.
  • Add the onions to this and saute for few minutes.
  • When it becomes pink, add the tomato puree,red chili powder, coriander powder,garam masala and cook it for 2-3 mins.
  • Add the methi leaves and salt to this and allow it to cook for 4-5 mins.
  • Keep the flame low.
  • Add the paneer cubes now and mix well.
  • Add 1/2 cup water and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add the evaporated milk and stir it nicely.
  • If you don’t have evaporated milk with you you can just replace with normal full cream milk.
  • Now add in the sugar.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Paneer methi makhani is ready to serve.
  • Serve hot with roti/rice.
Paneer methi makhani
  1. Though evaporated milk can be replaced with normal milk, i suggest the addition of evaporated milk as it gives a wonderful texture to the gravy.
  2. If using normal milk or fresh cream add it in the last and switch off when it comes to one boil.
  3. Use room temperature milk for paneer methi makhani.

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srividhya Ravikumar July 12, 2011 - 5:29 am

very cute presentation pa..

Prathibha July 12, 2011 - 5:37 am

I make something similar to this called methi paneer..I love that combo...makhani gravy must have made this gravy really yummy

Lena Rashmin Raj July 12, 2011 - 5:41 am

OMG!!! what a tempting color.. looks so creamy and delicious Jaya..

Kalpana Sareesh July 12, 2011 - 5:52 am

wow i love it so much perfect for rotis..

Sharmilee! :) July 12, 2011 - 6:03 am

Wow methi flavour with flavour is always a not combo....I have already boomarked ur paneer tawa masala and now this tempts me too 🙂 Looks creamy n yummy, perfect for rotis

sowmya's creative saga July 12, 2011 - 8:17 am

looks so delicious..

Rekha shoban July 12, 2011 - 8:23 am

wow!!creammy dish!really perfect with roti!!

Radhika July 12, 2011 - 8:27 am

So creamy and perfect looking. i had bookmarked it from Aipi's blog.Yours only tempt to make it quicker.

khushi July 12, 2011 - 8:28 am

I am a fan of methi chicken but this is looking so delicious I think I should try this recipe soon....

Kaveri July 12, 2011 - 9:32 am

Wow...this is so rich and creamy...paneer dishes are a hit at our place too...will try this

Sudha Sabarish July 12, 2011 - 10:40 am

Panner methi makhani is too awesome and yummy yummy.Perfect dish for parties.
But jay i've heared people telling that methi leaves will have bitter taste.Is it so,as i've not tried anything with methi leaves.Do we have to do any processing for this.I've bookmarked it will dfntly do.


Premalatha Aravindhan July 12, 2011 - 10:45 am

Wow...thats amazing recipe,luks so tempting:)

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Vimitha Anand July 12, 2011 - 11:44 am

Rich creamy and yummy looking side dish... Love anything with paneer...

RAKS KITCHEN July 12, 2011 - 11:54 am

Looks so rich and I am sure it will be so flavorful with fresh methi leaves,love it!

aipi July 12, 2011 - 1:27 pm

Hi Jeyashri ~ thanks a lot trying n liking the recipe. It is my family's fav n I am really glad it worked out for you 🙂
It came out perfect ~ now I feel like making it again tonight 🙂
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Nithya July 12, 2011 - 5:02 pm

Glossy and creamy texture says it all 🙂 semma semma dhool 🙂

ANU July 12, 2011 - 5:30 pm

yummm and very appetizing......beautiful clicks....

Reshmi Mahesh July 12, 2011 - 6:56 pm

Very delicious and inviting recipe...

Mahi July 13, 2011 - 1:28 am

Rich n Creamy! 😛

admin July 13, 2011 - 3:48 am

@subha: The bitterness of methi doesn't have any effect on this gravy. You can go ahead and give it a try and i am sure it will be a hit in parties. The additon of tomatoes supress the bitterness of methi

Santosh Bangar July 13, 2011 - 6:35 am

gr8 recipe and looking creamy and inviting
1st time here happy to followu and hope u will also like

Santosh Bangar July 13, 2011 - 6:35 am

gr8 recipe and looking creamy and inviting
1st time here happy to followu and hope u will also like

Sush July 13, 2011 - 1:27 pm

I'm literally drooling over the first picture!

Laavanya July 13, 2011 - 2:50 pm

Luscious gravy.. precisely why i like adding evaporated milk 🙂

Gopika Ram July 13, 2011 - 4:06 pm

Woww.. looks divine.I gottu try this.. I love paneer 😀

SpicyTasty July 13, 2011 - 5:22 pm

love paneer..looks creamy and delicious 🙂

Jayasri Ravi July 13, 2011 - 8:09 pm

Hi Jeyashri, you have such a wonderful blog with lovely clicks, they are so inviting, love methi very much, this makhani is delightful, will be visiting you often beautiful blog, beautiful photos, thanks for visiting me too.., it's such a pleasure dear

Smitha July 13, 2011 - 9:05 pm

Very inviting , love the color and the texture of the dish. Amazing presentation !!!

Sensible Vegetarian July 14, 2011 - 9:12 am

Lovely recipe, love the addition of evaporated milk. Gravy looks awesome.

Prathima Rao July 14, 2011 - 9:57 am

This is such a spicy, delicious, creamy gravy!!!
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DD July 14, 2011 - 8:19 pm

WOW looks fantastic!!!!
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Madhavi July 14, 2011 - 8:36 pm

Oh this Paneer Methi Malai is mouth-droolinggggg 🙂


Cilantro July 14, 2011 - 9:10 pm

Paneer and methi combination is always delicious and with the cream looks very very delicious and creamy!

Veena Theagarajan July 14, 2012 - 12:28 pm

Very nice .. Good combination.. very nice presentation Jey


RENU July 15, 2012 - 2:19 am

ur paneer s tasty....i have a doubt...what s evaporated milk...or it s same condensed milk...what s difference btw evaporated n mormal milk.

admin July 15, 2012 - 5:15 am

Renu, condensed milk is different and evaporated milk is different. Condensed milk will be sweet. Evaporated will be thin and not sweet. If you don't get evaporated milk just add full cream milk

RENU October 6, 2012 - 6:45 am

jeyashree...is tomato puree better than tomatoes?how many tomatoes we have to grind to make a puree.

admin October 6, 2012 - 3:14 pm

i prefer to use tomato puree for this one, but if u want to use tomaotes just puree 2-3 tomatoes in a mixie and add to the gravy


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