Paneer methi chaman

When I newly married, cooking is completely new for me. After few months of my marriage, I started exploring the cooking through my mom, friends, Google, YouTube, some TV shows even few recipe books.

So through some TV show I got knew this paneer methi chaman, it’s totally new for me because before that I was knowing very few recipes of methi(Fenugreek leaves).

Paneer methi chaman is Kashmiri cuisine. In this gravy we not only add methi, even we add palak leaves too, so it’s totally healthy packed gravy.

Paneer methi chaman can be easily confused with palak paneer but it is completely different recipe.

Ingredients

  1. Water 2ltr
  2. Palak leaves chopped 1 cup
  3. Methi leaves chopped 1cup
  4. Paneer/cottage cheese 100grm
  5. Oil 2tsp
  6. Cumin seeds 1tsp
  7. One Bay leaf
  8. Chopped green chillies 4
  9. Chopped onion 1
  10. Ginger garlic paste 1tsp
  11. Cumin powder 1tsp
  12. Coriander powder 1tsp
  13. Half tsp red chilli powder
  14. Garam masala half tsp
  15. Butter 1tsp
  16. Cream 1tsp
  17. Salt to taste

Method

In a kadai add 1ltr water allow it to boil, when it’s start boiling add chopped palak and methi leaves ( make sure that, to add big methi leaves because small methi leaves may give bitter taste) allow it to cook for 3 to 4min don’t allow it to cook for longer , once it’s cooked transfer it into cold water to stop further cooking process.

Drain the water from methi and palak leaves, then transfer the cooked leaves into mixer jar and add fresh water half cup and make a nice paste.

In a kadai add oil once heated , add cumin seeds and chopped green chillies fry for 30sec then add chopped onion and ginger garlic paste, fry untill the onion turns brown.

Then add cumin, coriander and chilli powder then mix nicely. Add palak and methi paste, in a low flame allow it to cook nicely so that the water from the paste goes completely.

Then add shredded paneer and butter mix nicely, allow it to cook for 1min and add garam masala and cream. Give a nice mix.

Enjoy paneer methi chaman with hot pulkas, chapati’s or roti.

Note: I just added fried paneer above to make sure that picture look good, there is nothing that we have to add paneer like this.

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