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Monday, March 1, 2010

Methi paneer (Fenugreek Leaves with cottage cheese)

There are  many ways to cook Paneer in India,here is one more variation of paneer recipe.This is very healthy and quick recipe with green Methi (fenugreek leaves).
I do not prefer to fry the paneer for trying to make it a little healthy. All my paneer dishes so not ask for frying the paneer. But if you prefer feel free to fry the paneer. Some cases you do need to have the paneer crisp, or browned , then just shallow fry it in little oil, or bake them.


  250 gm Paneer (Cottage Cheese)

 2 medium sized tomatoes finely chopped

 2 medium sized onion finely chopped (preferably red onions)

 1 tsp Finely chopped ginger garlic / paste

 2 green chillies chopped

 1 small bunch Methi leaves (Fenugreek)

 ¼ tsp Garam Masala

1/4 cup sour Cream / or thick yogurt

1/2 cup milk, or more

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp red chili powder

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp sugar

salt to taste

2 tbsp oil.

1/2 tsp chana masala (optional)


1-Cut paneer into 1 inch pieces and keep aside.

2-Take out all the Methi leaves from the stems, wash and chop finely.

3-.Heat oil in a pan. Add the garlic, ginger and green chili's. Cook till the ginger starts turning brown.

4-.Add  onions and cook till they are translucent.

5-.Add  coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric, sugar and Chana Masala. Cook for a minute till oil separates.

6-Add  tomato and cook till oil separates, About 5 minutes.

7-.Add  methi and once the methi wilts, add the paneer, salt and milk. Boil and then simmer for 5 minutes.

8-Add sour cream/thick curd and stir.

9- serve hot with any Indian bread.

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Sarah Naveen said...

I love this combo..looks so delicious.

Richa said...

Thanks Sarah............

Akal's Saappadu said...

curry looks inviting with the delightful paneer cubes popping out!! the recipe sounds authentic and delicious!!! nice one!!