Methi Paneer

Methi Paneer

Methi or fenugreek is one of the things I did not care much when I was a kid. But now it has become my most favorite green. I try to include it in curries, dal, pulavs. It gives a very nice aroma and taste to any dish. This methi paneer is one of my favorite things to make with these delicious greens. Cashew paste gives it a creaminess. My kids love it. I sometimes add almond paste instead of cashew. Marinating the paneer cubes in spices and frying them gives a great taste to paneer cubes.

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Add spices and a little salt to paneer pieces and leave it around for sometime.

Heat a little oil and fry the paneer pieces. Take them out.
Heat oil, add cumin seeds. Then add onions and ginger-garlic paste. When they are translucent, add garam masala, coriander powder, cumin powder, chilli powder.
Add tomatoes, salt and fry till tomatoes are mushy. Then add chopped methi leaves.

Add the fried paneer and cook for 7-8mins.

Soak cashews in a little hot water. Make a paste and add it to the curry. Cook for 4-5 mins. Serve hot.

 

Methi Paneer
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A creamy curry cooked in a thick tomato paste, flavored with fresh methi leaves and spices.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups paneer cubes
  • 1 cup chopped methi(fenugreek) leaves
  • ½ cup onions
  • ½ cup tomatoes
  • 1 tea spn chilli powder
  • ½ tea spn garam masala
  • ½ tea spn cumin powder
  • ½ tea spn coriander powder
  • A pinch turmeric
  • 2 tbl spn cashews
  • Oil
  • Salt
Instructions
  1. Add ½ tea spn chilli powder, turmeric, salt to paneer pieces and keep aside for 15-20mins.
  2. Heat a little oil and fry paneer for sometime. Take them off the pan.
  3. Heat oil, add cumin seeds. Then add ginger-garlic paste, onions.
  4. When onions turn translucent, add garam masala, coriander powder, cumin powder, chilli powder and fry for few mins.
  5. Then add tomatoes and fry till they are mushy.
  6. Add methi leaves fry very well.
  7. Then add paneer, a little water and cook.
  8. Soak cashews in hot water. Make a smooth paste.
  9. Add the paste to curry and cook well.
  10. Serve hot with chapatis or rice.

 

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