Methi malai paneer or Methi paneer is a rich and creamy milk-based gravy made with paneer(cottage cheese), fresh methi leaves and milk or cream. This rich gravy is the best pair for naan, roti and parathas.
1) For me whole full-fat milk works fine and you can replace it with half and a half or little fresh cream.
2) Skip tossing paneer in butter if you like soft paneer cubes. Also, please keep store-bought paneer in warm water for 10mins before using.
3) If you don't get fresh methi leaves in your place, replace it with dried fenugreek leaves( Kasuri methi 1/2 dried in place of 2 cups fresh). And for dried leaves skip frying in butter and add directly to the gravy.