Methi Paneer is a delicious gravy in which fresh fenugreek leaves (methi) and paneer (Indian cottage cheese) are cooked in onion tomato gravy. It is easy to make, very healthy and goes well with pulao, flavored rice, chapati and parathas. Today we will learn how to make methi paneer masala gravy following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.
Wash and clean fenugreek leaves. You can use the tender stems also. Chop it finely and keep it aside.
Chop onions and tomatoes finely. You can use tomato puree also instead of chopped tomatoes.
Cut paneer into cubes.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker/pan, add cumin seeds, red chillies and hing. When cumin seeds sizzles, add finely chopped onions.
Saute onions until it turns light brown. Add a little salt to speed up the process.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.
Once the onion turns brown and the raw flavor of the ginger garlic paste goes, add finely chopped fenugreek leaves.
Saute for 2-3 minutes and then add finely chopped tomatoes or tomato puree (just grind the raw tomatoes) and cook for 3-4 minutes on medium heat.
Add all the spice powder mentioned under "spice powder".
Cook until the tomatoes become mushy and the mixture looks almost dry.
Add the paneer pieces and mix well so that the paneer is well coated with the masala.
Add 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 cup of water, salt needed and close the pressure cooker.
Cook for 1 whistle. Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker and simmer for 5-6 minutes.
Enjoy delicious and nutritious Methi Paneer gravy with rice or chapati.
Note - If you do not have a cooker, you can make this in a pan or kadai also.
Enjoy preparing more Methi Recipes
Vendhaya Keerai Sadam South Indian style
Methi Paneer bhurji
Methi Malai Matar
Vendhaya Keerai Soup
Aloo Methi sabji
Gujarathi Methi Tepla
Vendhaya Dosa (Fenugreek seeds dosa)