Methi paneer is a delightful Indian curry prepared by cooking paneer in an onion-tomato-ginger-garlic gravy along with lots of fresh fenugreek or methi leaves, unsalted butter, and whole spices. It tastes best with naan, chapati, steamed rice, and jeera rice. Continue reading if you want to know how to make this yummy methi paneer.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
200g Paneer, cut into cubes of desirable size
1 small bunch fresh methi leaves/ fenugreek leaves
1/4 teaspoon powdered turmeric
3/4 teaspoon powdered red chilli
1/2 teaspoon powdered cumin
1 teaspoon powdered coriander
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon butter
Salt to taste
3 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon Kasuri methi(optional)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium-sized onion, roughly chopped
1 medium-sized tomato, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 inch ginger root
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
2 green chillies
- Heat vegetable oil in a pan on low-medium heat.
- Once the oil is hot enough, add cumin seeds. Then add ginger, garlic, and green chilli and fry everything for 30 seconds.
- Saute chopped onion until transparent, followed by tomatoes until soft and mushy.
- Finally, add poppy seeds and fry everything for another 30 seconds. Turn off the heat.
- Allow the mixture to cool down. Then transfer the contents into a mixer, add a little amount of water and blend it into a smooth paste.
- Heat vegetable oil in a separate pan.
- Add fresh methi leaves into the pan and fry it in oil for a minute until soft.
- Pour the ground masala paste into the pan, mix, and cook on low heat until oil separates from the masala. (This may take up to 10 minutes)
- Add all the powdered spices – turmeric, red chili, coriander, cumin, garam masala, and salt. Fry these powdered spices for 30 seconds on low heat.
- Add water to adjust the consistency of the curry.
- Then add paneer cubes, combine well, cover the pan with a lid and cook for 5-7 minutes with occasional stirring on low-medium heat.
- Finally, add butter, garnish with Kasuri methi (optional) and turn off the heat.
- Enjoy delicious methi paneer with hot rotis, steamed rice, or jeera rice.
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