Jul 23, 2011

Methi Paneer

Methi Paneer

A tasty side dish with Rotis / Rice

Serves: 2

You will need

2 teaspoon oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
1 pinch hing (asafoetida)
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds) powder
1 bunch methi leaves (fenugreek leaves)
100 g paneer, cubed (or cut into desired shape and size)
1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder


Wash and clean methi leaves. Drain out water completely and chop finely. Keep aside.

Dilute red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and jeera powder in 1 tablespoon water.

In a pan, heat oil. Add cumin seeds and stir on a low heat for 1 - 2 minutes or until fragrant.

Add hing.

Add diluted spice powder and stir on a low heat for 2 - 3 minutes or until the raw smell disappears.

Add chopped methi leaves and stir for 2 - 3 minutes.

Add paneer and salt to taste. Do not add water while cooking. Mix all the ingredients well. Cover with a lid and cook on a low to medium heat for 8 - 10 minutes or until paneer softens / water dries up / methi leaves and spice powders well coated on paneer. Sprinkle garam masala powder.

Serve hot with Rotis / Rice.


Vimitha Durai said...

Healthy and delicious combo dear... Will try it soon...

savita said...

Niya, I prepared this ..Methi Paneer, it was wonderful. Thanks for the recipe.