Malai Paneer/ Creamy Cottage Cheese

This dish happened out of desperation & panic. I was to cook for an office potluck wherein majority of the crowd was vegetarian. After racking my brains for a while, I decided to convert a chicken recipe into Malai Paneer! The fragrance of it while cooking took over our home! All the flavors in this recipe are so delicate and when they come together it is an absolute delight for the taste buds.

The other good thing about this dish is that it is a one pot recipe. Everything is put in one go and left to cook on low flame, very handy for cooking in morning for office potluck πŸ˜€ Pleasant surprise was that my hardcore nonvegetarian colleagues also enjoyed this dish!

Serves – 4 Time – 30 Minutes


  1. Paneer/Cottage Cheese – 500 gms
  2. Cream – 200 ml
  3. Ginger Chopped – 1 tblspn
  4. Garlic chopped – 1 tblspn
  5. Green Cardamom – 3
  6. Onion – 1 medium size
  7. Green Chillies slit – 3
  8. Pepper powder – 2 tspns
  9. Kasoori Methi – 2 tspns
  10. Salt to taste


  1. Grind the onion along with ginger & garlic
  2. In a wok, mix all the ingredients except green chilies
  3. Cover & switch on the flame on low heat and let it cook for 12 minutes, stirring occasionally
  4. Add green chilies and let it boil for a few minutes and switch off the flame
  5. Serve hot


  1. This dish pairs well with parathas & puri

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