Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Methi paneer

Methi paneer is a Mughlai recipe that uses paneer along with fenugreek leaves.This is given more flavour by adding cream milk, yogurt and fenugreek leaves.Paneer being a favorite in our family I keep trying different paneer recipes.This curry has very good flavour and a creamy texture.I always store 2 to 3 paneer packets in my freezer and I keep cooking paneer recipes on vegetarian days.This week I'm posting all PANEER RECIPES in Blogging Marathon #50 Under the theme One ingredient different recipes.Paneer being favorite to my kids specially I  tried cooking paneer with methi say a great combo.Here goes my recipe.


  • Methi(1 Medium bunch)
  • Paneer 200gms(cut into cubes)
  • Onion -1 big chopped
  • green chilli 3
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 tspn
  • Cashew nuts 5 to 6
  • curd or yogurt 3 tbspn
  • Heavy cream 2 tbspns
  • Tomato 1
  • Spices( cloves,cardamom each 2) cinnamon 1 stick
  • coriander powder 1 tspn
  •  jeera powder 1 tspn
  • chili powder 1/2 tspn
  • salt to taste
  • oil 3 tbspns


  • Heat 1 tspn of oil and stir fry paneer well just few mins.Remove paneer from the pan and keep aside.In the same oil add chopped onion,spices and green chilli and fry  well until onions turn golden brown and keep aside
  • In another pan ,add chopped methi and fry well until methi leaves water and becomes soft, around10 to 12 mins keep aside.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes to the pan and fry well until raw smell goes off.( around 5 to 8 mins)
  • Make a paste of fried onions with spices and green chilli.Blend tomatoes into fine puree separately.
  • Soak cashew in water for 10mins and make into fine paste.Mix cashew and yougurt mixture in 
  • a bowl.
  • Now heat a pan add 2 tbspn of oil add ginger garlic paste,when it fries well add onion paste and tomato paste followed by coriander powder,jeera powder,chilli powder,salt.Mix it well few mins.
  • Add water if the gravy is thick,then add fried paneer, cook 3 to 5 mins add methi ,cashew yougurt mixture.Cook few more mins
  • Finally add 2 tbspn of heavy cream and enjoy delicious methi paneer.

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  1. Lipsmacking methi paneer, just need some rotis to clean that bowl of delicious side dish.

  2. Looks very creamy and rich. Methi with paneer is a nice combo.

  3. A lovely dish, so rich and tempting,

  4. Pass me a bowl of jeera rice with this side dish... would love it...

  5. That is one rich and creamy base for the tempting combo of methi and paneer.

  6. Looks like a restaurant quality dish! yum!

  7. The gravy looks so creamy..very nice one to indulge for sure..

  8. The gravy looks creamy and rich.

  9. Paneer is such a hot favorite and the curry looks very tempting!

  10. Rich and creamy methi paneer. Perfect accompaniment to rotis or even pulao.