Monday, April 08, 2013

Methi chaman (paneer in methi gravy)

Hello friends! My today's dish is methi chaman and simply put its paneer in lots of methi gravy. Looking at pics all would think that it is same as palak paneer but trust me it is not. The taste and flavour changes. Some days back I was clearing some stuff in my cupboard when I found this recipe which I had noted down some years back and totally forgot about it. Now being a food blogger I need to come up with new dishes for my home as well as my blog.  Lets begin now.

  • 1 cup paneer cubed ( cottage cheese)
  • 1 1/2 cup palak/spinach chopped
  • 1 cup methi/fenugreek leaves chopped
  • 2tbsp kasoori methi (dry methi leaves)
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2tsp garam masala powder
  • 1tbsp oil
  • 1tbsp butter
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 3tbsp fresh cream
  • salt to taste


Blanch palak and methi leaves together for 5 mins and keep it aside. Once it cools drain out excess water and blend it into paste. 
In a pan heat oil and butter. Add cumin seeds and let it splutter. Then add onion and saute it. Add ginger garlic paste and green chillies chopped to this.

Add the spinach paste we made before and one tbsp of kasoori methi. Mix well and add sugar, garam masala,coriander powder and salt to it. Cook it for roughly two mins.

Now add water to get required consistency for the gravy. Add  half of cream now and mix it. Add paneer pieces when gravy has reached the desired level. 

Methi chaman is ready. Garnish it with  remaining cream and kasuri methis and serve it hot with roti or poori or even rice.

Hope you enjoyed this..

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  1. Meena ji love the addition of met hi must be awesome, can I join u?

  2. At first look I thought it is Palak Paneer Menu but this is interesting Looks like a delicious treat :) And btw sometimes methi gives a slight bitter taste just wondering... does it taste so? But its super-flavorful I can guess that... :)

    1. that is why slight sugar is added divy so bitterness doesnt come

  3. Anything cooked with methi is so flavourful..

  4. Replies
    1. yes aruna it was very healthy and flavourful

  5. Healthy and flavorful gravy dear

  6. Yup true.. Looks exactly like palak paneer :) Hope this also must have tasted awesome :)

  7. The colour of the dish itself is very pleasing and attractive,delicios dish.

  8. Methi chaman is perfect and fingerlicking good.

  9. Simply cant take my eyes from this yummy dish Chandrani... very healthy gravy :-)

  10. Methi Chaman really very new to me meena...Thanks for sharing.

  11. Healthy and flavourful curry!

  12. Thanks Meena, healthy combination of palak, methi and paneer!

  13. Thnaks Meena this is awesome. I can get the methi a hated veggie in my family with no one being wiser.

  14. Very flavorful, have to try this out..


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