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Malai Paneer Starter – Quick Protein Rich Paneer Starter

Malai Paneer Starter Recipe
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Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 20 min Total Time: 30 mins
Servings 4
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

Very simple paneer starter recipe to cook at home. This Malai Paneer starter recipe doesn't need any tandoor and can be cooked in Pan (Tawa). We just need to shallow fry veggies and paneer for this paneer starter.

Paneer Starter Ingredients
    Ingredients of Malai Paneer Starter
  • 400 grams Paneer
  • 3 cups Cabbage (long shredded)
  • 2 Capsicum (medium sized)
  • 1 Tomato (medium sized)
  • 1 Onion (medium sized)
  • 2 cups Curd
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1.5 teaspoons Sugar
  • 1.25 teaspoons Black Pepper Powder
  • 6 tablespoons Cream (homemade malai)
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • Ingredients of Cabbage Salad
  • 1.5 cups Cabbage (long shredded)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chaat Masala
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 tablespoon Salt
  • 3 pinches Red Chilli Powder
Step by Step Cooking Method for Malai Paneer Starter
  1. Paneer Cubes and Vegetables ChunksMalai Paneer Starter Recipe

    Cut paneer into cubes or any shape you like. Cut tomato and capsicum into medium-big chunks. Also, thin slice onion.

  2. Cut cabbage for Paneer StarterMalai Paneer Starter Recipe

    Shred cabbage into long thin slices.

  3. Prepare Curd for Malai Paneer StarterMalai Paneer Starter Recipe

    Add curd to a mixing bowl and add salt & sugar to it. 

  4. Whisk CurdMalai Paneer Starter Recipe

    Whisk curd and mix well until curd is smooth.

  5. Fresh Cream (Homemade Malai)Malai Paneer Starter Recipe

    Mix malai with spoon and add it to curd. Use malai kept at room temperature.

  6. Mix MalaiMalai Paneer Starter Recipe

    Add mixed malai to curd and mix it well. And then keep smoothened curd in fridge until we roast veggies and paneer. 

  7. Roast CapsicumMalai Paneer Starter Recipe

    Heat a pan (tawa) and cook capsicum chunks on medium flame. Apply some butter on all the capsicum chunks .

  8. Just Lightly CookMalai Paneer Starter Recipe

    Don't over cook capsicum. Light roast in butter but make sure to keep it crunchy.

  9. Roast TomatoesMalai Paneer Starter Recipe

    Apply some butter on tomato pieces too and light roast it. Don't make tomatoes soft otherwise it ruins the recipe.

  10. Add Vegetables to CurdMalai Paneer Starter Recipe

    Add sliced cabbage and onion slices to curd.  Also add roasted capsicum and tomato pieces. Make sure capsicum & tomato pieces have cooled down and not hot. 

  11. MixMalai Paneer Starter Recipe

    Mix all the ingredients and then keep it in fridge until paneer cubes are roasted.

  12. Shallow fry Paneer CubesMalai Paneer Starter Recipe

    Place paneer cubes on tawa and apply butter on all paneer cubes.

  13. Flip over Paneer CubesMalai Paneer Starter Recipe

    Turn the paneer sides and shallow fry paneer on both side until they turn light crisp and golden in colour.

  14. Roasted Paneer CubesMalai Paneer Starter Recipe

    Take out paneer cubes once they are nicely roasted.  Allow paneer cubes to cool down.

  15. Add SpicesMalai Paneer Starter Recipe

    Add paneer cubes to the veggies mixed curd. Then add freshly crushed black pepper powder to the paneer and curd.

    Use fresh black pepper powder to give nice flavour to Malai Paneer Starter.
  16. Prepare Cabbage SaladMalai Paneer Starter Recipe

    Add long thin sliced cabbage to mixing bowl. And then add red chilli powder, chaat masala, salt and lemon juice.

  17. Cabbage Salad ReadyMalai Paneer Starter Recipe

    Just mix all ingredients with forks light handedly. 

  18. Serve Malai Paneer Starter and Cabbage SaladMalai Paneer Starter Recipe

    Add malai paneer starter and cabbage salad to a serving plate. This Malai Paneer Starter with cabbage salad makes an amazing combination.

    Try this creamy & chilled protein rich Malai Paneer Starter recipe at home and enjoy amazing Paneer starter which keeps you full. 
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