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Low-fat Paneer Methi Malai Matar (Creamy Paneer with Fenugreek and Peas)

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Meena, www.hookedonheat.com


  • 2 tablespoon light cooking oil
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 400 gms paneer cut into bite-sized cubes
  • ¼ cup powdered almonds
  • 1 ½ cups plain yogurt beaten till smooth
  • ½ cup frozen peas thawed
  • 1 tablespoon dried fenugreek leaves
  • water as required
  • salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan and sauté onions until lightly browned. Add in ginger, garlic and spices, and fry for a few seconds till fragrant.
  • Add in paneer cubes and stir-fry for a few minutes until the paneer starts to lightly brown along the edges. Mix in powdered almonds and sauté for another minute or two.
  • Stir in yogurt, peas and fenugreek leaves and cook covered for 5-6 minutes on low heat. Add in about half a cup of water, season with salt and let it simmer for another 4-5 minutes. You can add in more water depending on the consistency you prefer and let it come to a boil. Serve warm.