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Restaurant Style Malai Paneer

Restaurant Style Malai Paneer is a delicious and creamy paneer dish in which paneer cubes are cooked in fresh cream and gravy made of onions.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Paneer Recipes, Vegetarian Side Dish
Yield: 4 serving


  • 200 gms Paneer Cut into 1 inch squares
  • 3 no Onion medium
  • 10-12 no Garlic Pods
  • 1 inch Ginger cut in to julienne
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1-2 no Green Chilli
  • 1 no Bay Leaf
  • ½ teaspoon Black Peppercorn
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Dried Mango Powder
  • ½-1 cup Fresh Cream use as required
  • Salt to taste
  • 3-4 tablespoon Vegetable Oil


  • Heat oil (2 tablespoon) in a pan and add sliced onions and sauté.
  • Then, add the garlic and ginger and sauté.
  • Next add green chilli for slight spicy flavor.
  • Add the turmeric powder after that and combine thoroughly.
  • After couple of minutes turn the gas off and let the mixture cool.
  • After cooling transfer the mixture in a blender, add ½ cup of water and blend into a smooth paste.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a different pan and add cumin seeds, a few peppercorns, and a bay leaf. Sauté for a few minutes.
  • Then, add the ground paste and continue cooking on a low temperature.
  • Next add dried mango powder and salt. Combine well.
  • Add approximately 1/2 cup more water at this point, followed by the cream, and whisk well.
  • Now add the paneer cubes and cook for an additional two to three minutes.
  • Finally, turn off the gas and add some crushed black peppercorns as a garnish.