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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Methi Mutter Paneer (Cottage Cheese in Fenugreek Flavoured Gravy)



This North Indian dish needs no introduction. I have lost count upon how many times I have had this dish throughout my life. A simple definition is that it is a curry consisting of Cottage Cheese, peas and the herb methi add a wonderful flavour and nutrition to the curry.

 Now a days my five year old son, craves for it and particularly likes it with steamed rice. It's a cute sight when he holds the spoon, cuts the paneer, add it with rice and puts in the mouth. Suddenly, I realize that he is growing fast . Touchwood!


Ingredients:
250 gms Cottage cheese
1/4 cup Green peas
2 bunches of Methi leaves (fenugreek leaves)
1 Onion, ground to paste
1 big Tomato or 2 medium size, pureed 
2 tbsp Ginger-Garlic paste
1 tsp Green chilly paste
1 tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp Cumin powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Kasmiri red chilly powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
Salt to taste
1 Cheese slice
1 cup Water
3 tbsp Oil

Method:
Clean methi leaves thoroughly and chop them finely. Keep aside. Cut paneer in cubes, sprinkle some salt and turmeric powder over paneer cubes and fry them lightly in little oil till light pink (frying too long will make paneer hard and rubbery). Soak them in warm salty water for 1/2 hour, to keep paneer soft and tasty (year's ago I noticed this useful tip on some television show).
Heat a pan by adding remaining oil in it, add onion paste. 

Stir and fry until it is light pink. Now add ginger-garlic-chilly paste and stir until the paste turns brown. Add turmeric, cumin, kashmiri red chilly, coriander powder, salt and fry for a few seconds. Now add tomato puree, green peas and fry till oil separates on low flame. Add 1 cup of water, let it boil and become thick. Time to add paneer cubes, garam masala and chopped methi leaves. Cook for a minute or two and cover the lid. Add a slice of cheese in hot gravy for some gooey goodness. Enjoy this flavoury paneer gravy with jeera rice or roti.




54 comments:

  1. looks very tempting and mouthwatering gravy...perfect with roti..
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  2. beautiful presentation.. perfect with rice and chapati..

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  3. wow what a presentation. methi mutter and paneer and then cheese also yummy yaar

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  4. Nice n delicious curry Deepa..perfect wid roti..

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  5. Nice recipe Deepa...looks tempting!

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  6. drooling my all time favourite and thanks for the recipe :) love the clicks :)

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  7. Droolworthy curry!!!And such a nice presentation!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  8. So delicious and flavourful..

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  9. Such a great dish...methi, mattar, and paneer all in one dish...I would prefer tandoori roti to go with it..

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  10. Methi and paneer makes me drool! Must have smelt and tasted heavenly!

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  11. Gravy looks yumm...wanna slurp it..

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  12. WOW ....looks yummy !!!
    Lovely presentation :-)

    shrutirasoi

    Today's Recipe
    Rice Kheer

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  13. Kids do grow up fast..sometimes I feel my children are growing up too fast and I wish I could just slow it down a bit :(

    Paneer is my daughter's favorite am going to try this one soon...looks delicious

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  14. flavorful dish! perfect for rotis..
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  15. Great presentation dear and drool worthy curry

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  16. I love adding the cheese at the end. my son would so love it. nice flavourful curry Deepa.

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  17. Wow, what a combo, super like it

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  18. Delicious paneer curry Deepa, Love to try for my chapathi.

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  19. Methi matar paneer looks very tempting and mouthwatering. Lovely presentation.

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  20. Nice presentation Deepa, looks inviting...

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  21. Wonderful looking curry and mouthwatering too....

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  22. Delicious looking curry, full of flavors! Lovely pics!

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  23. Paneer ..love it and would love to have it with rice or roti anyway..hugs

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  24. This is my favourite too:)there are so many versions of making this wonderful and healthy curry..loved your version!

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  25. Methi and paneer lovely combo and yours look too tempting!
    happy weekend friend!:)

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  26. Loved the second last click!I bet the combo must b awesome!

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  27. I would like to share an award with you , please collect it from here :http://www.easy2cookrecipes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/award.html

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  28. Wow ! nice presentation again dear. The gravy looks very delicious.

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  29. Wonderful dish, looks delicious. Your son sounds so cute:)

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  30. Irresistible and excellent side dish for rotis.

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  31. Deeps the clicks are excellent...i was going thru past few posts..great one dear...glad to be bk after few mths although i was adding posts...i cud not sit and visit my fellow bloggers...the dish is tempting to all my senses

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  32. Hi Deepa..really loved the presentation..looks so delicious..superb clicks dear..

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  33. Wow...nice to see so many gorgeous new props and time dedicated styling in the pictures.....love the combo of methi, mutter and paneer.....awesome recipe...

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  34. This is one of my favorites too, just like your little one :)

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  35. Nice recipe, lovely and yummy combo...gravy looks absolutely delicious.

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  36. Nice combination and love the click!

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  37. Delicious recipe,looks so inviting.

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  38. Delicious curry with yummy clicks..

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  39. Delicious curry. Loved looking through your Posts and all the pictures are brilliant.

    Mina

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