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Malai Paneer Starters

Velvety soft cottage cheese cubes smeared with an aromatic and creamy sauce! Sounds awesome ,right? Trust me it is ! Malai paneer makes for a delicious starter or an equally amazing vegetarian side.

Paneer is generally at the top of the list of favourite foods for any vegetarian ( or non-vegetarians) in India. At my house too, Paneer is the hot favorite.

Recently I started making Paneer at home. I just Loved the soft velvety texture and fresh taste of paneer , that one can make at home easily. As opposed to the rubbery chewy Paneer that we get in the market. I’ve decided not to get any packaged Paneer from now on.

So prepared this fresh batch of Paneer in the morning, and decided to make these Malai Paneer Starters for lunch. And the result was just outstanding . The homemade fresh paneer covered with the creamy sauce , made for the best melt-in-the-mouth starters ever.

The best part? It is subtly spiced , so even kids can dig in, and enjoy !

I have used fresh homemade cream here too. Just collect the cream that you get on the milk after you boil it and refrigerate. I like how this fresh cream tastes with paneer …. just delicious. You can also use the packaged ones available in the market.

The recipe is very simple and can be made with just a little oil. No deep frying required. So you can indulge in these beautiful starters , with out going on a guilt trip later!

Sharing the recipe here…..Enjoy! Do write in and let me know how you liked it!

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Malai Paneer Starters
Course appetizer
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Course appetizer
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cut paneer into cubes and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onions and sautxe9 till golden.
  3. Add the ginger garlic paste and sautxe9 on low flame till the raw smell is gone , around 30 seconds.
  4. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder and coriander powder and sautxe9 for another 30 seconds.
  5. Now add the paneer cubes and toss them so that the masala coats them evenly.
  6. Add the fresh cream and salt and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Now sprinkle the kasoori methi and garam masala over it. Give it a mix.
  8. The malai paneer starters are ready to serve! Serve with green chutney or ketchup and pickled onions.
Recipe Notes

Tips

Prepare Malai Paneer starters just a few minutes before serving. And serve them piping hot!

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