Methi Palak Chaman is a paneer preparation cooked with methi (fenugreek) and palak (spinach) gravy combined with cream and spices. It is a very flavourful and nutritious dish supposed to be originated from the Valley of Kashmir. I remember reading somewhere that paneer is nown as tsaman in Kashmir which eventually must have become chaman in other places...
Paneer ( Indian Cottage Cheese) - 1 cup (cubed)
Palak / spinach ........... . 1 & 1/2 cups
Methi / fenugreek leaves .. 1 cup
Green chillies ............ 2-3 ( as per your preference)
Onions ...................... 1/2 cup (finely chopped)
Ginger paste ............ 1 tsp
Garlic paste ............ 1 tsp
Coriander powder .... 1 tsp
Turmeric powder .... 1/4 tsp
Garam masala ........ 1/2 tsp
Salt ................ to taste
Oil .............1- 2 tbsps
Butter / ghee ..1 - 2 tbsps
Fresh cream .... 3-4 tbsps
Cumin seeds ... 1/2 tsp (crushed)
Crushed garlic .. 2-3 cloves
Asafoetida ....... a pinch
Dry red chillies .. 1-2
Oil / ghee ....... 1 tbsp
2. Heat Butter or ghee and oil. Add the ginger, garlic, green chillies and onion. Saute until translucent.
3. Add the salt and spices and mix well.
4. Add the paneer cubes ( with or without frying ) and enough water for the gravy. (as per your preference). Let it simmer to cook.
5. When it is almost done, stir in the cream and mix gently. Give one boil and remove from the gas.
6. Heat a little ghee and add the tempering ingredients, first the dry ones and then the crushed garlic.
7. Mix the tempering carefully to the prepared sabzi.
Tip: Adding the tempering in the end gives a nice look and flavour to the dish.
Steps 5, 6, and 7 should preferably be done just before serving.
Serve with rotis/ naans/ parathas ....
looks great ..my favoriteReplyDelete
quite an interesting preparation...ReplyDelete
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Looks awesome... Loved the clicks Shobha :-)ReplyDelete
Lovely dish!! Looks yummy!!ReplyDelete
hey shobha this one looks even better and ur tempering is greatReplyDelete
glad u loved it
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Thank u so much MeenaDelete
delicious and healthy curryReplyDelete
Nice combination... Thanks for linking Dear..ReplyDelete
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delicious... looks so tempting.. Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!ReplyDelete
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Loved this yummy combo with paneer. Must be a very aromatic and flavorful dish.ReplyDelete
Yes dear.. it is very tastyDelete
What a deliciously healthy dish - it looks and sounds wonderful. I am always looking for new ways to use spinach as it is such a healthy food and it's so good for you too. Thank you for sharing this recipe with the Hearth and Soul hop.ReplyDelete
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Delicious Methi Palak curry.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.
Thanks Swathi and always a pleasure to link in your eventDelete