Monday, February 15, 2016

Methi Paneer Recipe-Methi Paneer Gravy

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. 

Methi Paneer Gravy

Methi Paneer Gravy-Side dish for pulao and chapati

Methi Paneer Gravy

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 30 mins 
 Serves: 3-4
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineNorth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Onion - 1 cup finely chopped
   Ginger-garlic paste - 1 1/2 tsp
   Fenugreek leaves/methi - 2 cups finely chopped
   Tomatoes - 1 cup finely chopped or tomato puree
   Paneer - 200 grams
   Salt needed

  Spice Powder

   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Red chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
   Coriander powder - 1 1/2 tsp
   Roasted Cumin powder -1 tsp
   Garam masala powder - 3/4 - 1 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 2 tbsp
   Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
   Red chilli - 1
   Asafoetida/hing - a generous pinch


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.

Ingredients for methi paneer

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.

sauteing onions

Once the onion turns brown and the raw flavor of the ginger garlic paste goes, add finely chopped fenugreek leaves.

methi paneer gravy recipe

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.

how to prepare methi paneer

Add all the spice powder mentioned under "spice powder".

easy methi paneer gravy

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.

how to make methi paneer

Add 1 1/4 - 1 1/2  cup of water, salt needed and close the pressure cooker.

methi paneer masala gravy

Cook for 1 whistle. Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker and simmer for 5-6 minutes.

methi paneer gravy in pressure cooker

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

Methi Paratha 

Methi Pulao

Vendhaya Keerai Sadam South Indian style

Methi Sambar 

Methi Paneer bhurji 

Methi Malai Matar

Vendhaya Keerai Soup

Aloo Methi sabji 

Gujarathi Methi Tepla 

Vendhaya Dosa (Fenugreek seeds dosa)


  1. Wow... Looks lovely & nutritious too.. ☺

  2. Looking yummy with greens .thanks for sharing padhu.

  3. Looks awesome, shall try it in coming week
    Can we kasturimethi leaves? BTW, what pressure cooker u use, is it nonstick or anodised....

    1. Use fresh methi leaves for this recipe. It is prestige black deluxe plus hard anodized pressure pan.

  4. Hi what brand of paneer you use? If I buy readymade paneer can I use in cooking strait.can I do anything before adding in cooking?

    1. I used milky mist paneer for this recipe. Just wash it and use it directly.

  5. Hi padhu, I have a doubt in baking cake can we use pasteurised butter it won spoil the taste uh?

  6. Thank you for this delicious recipe ....i tried it and it came out awesome.Thank you :)


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