Friday, December 27, 2013

Methi Paneer Bhurji Recipe-How to make Methi Paneer Bhurji-Methi Recipes

This delicious sabji is prepared with paneer (Cottage cheese) and methi (fenugreek leaves). It is a dry subzi and is a great side dish for chapati. It can also be used as a filling for chapati rolls or as a sandwich filling. It is perfect for lunch box also. Today we will learn how to make methi paneer sabzi following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Methi Paneer Bhurji

How to make Methi Paneer Bhurji

Prep time - under 15 mins
Cook time - under 30 mins
Serves -3-4

Ingredients needed 

Fenugreek leaves/methi/vendiya keerai -1 cup firmly packed
Onion - 3/4 cup
Tomatoes -3/4 cup
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Chilli powder -1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp (optional)
Garam masala powder or Kitchen king masala - 1 tsp
Paneer - 200 grams (refer homemade paneer recipe)
Salt as needed

For the seasoning 

Oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds/jeera - 1/2 tsp


Clean, wash and chop fenugreek leaves. Use the leaves alone. Discard the stalk. If it is home grown methi, you can use the stem as they will be very tender.

Finely chop onions and tomatoes.

Crumble the paneer and keep it ready.


Heat oil in a kadai/pan, add cumin seeds, when it splutters, add finely chopped onions and saute until onions turn light brown.

Add fenugreek leaves and saute until it wilts and the water from the leaves evaporates.

sauteing onions and methi leaves

Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, kitchen king masala, coriander powder, chilli powder, salt needed and cook until tomatoes become mushy. (you can see in the picture below)

methi paneer sabzi

Add crumbled paneer, mix it gently and cook for another 2-3 minutes on low heat. Serve hot with chapati.

How to make methi paneer bhurji

Do check out my Paneer Bhurji Recipe and other Paneer Recipes  also. I am sure you will love it.

More Methi Recipes 

Methi Pulao

Vendhya Keerai Sadam

Methi Paratha

Vendhaya keerai sambar 

Aloo Methi Sabzi 

Methi Malai Matar 

Dhansak (Parsi dish)

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  1. Dear Padhu...Your blog has been my cooking guide for a very long time and I've always done great...Thank you very much...It would be nice if you post DINNER IDEAS just like u posted breakfast and lunch ideas...It's always a confusion for me to prepare a light yet tasty dinner..Please help...Regards, Anne...

  2. perfect dish dear..healthy and filling too.. Happy New Year in advance.

  3. Hello Padhu,

    I am using your blog for cooking fast, easy and healthy south indian recipes these days. Pls guide me on how to cook methi paneer curry/masala without milk or coconut milk...


  4. I tried ur tomato chutney padhu..really turned out well..thanks for ur dishes gonna try mint chutney..


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