methi chaman recipe | methi chaman curry | paneer methi chaman

methi chaman recipe | methi chaman curry | paneer methi chaman with detailed photo and video recipe. a rich and creamy green colored gravy recipe prepared mainly from palak and fenugreek leaves. it hails from the popular kasmiri cuisine and it is one of the delicacy recipes prepared during the festival season or any special occasion. it tastes good when served with roti or naan, but can also be served with choice of rice.
methi chaman currymethi chaman recipe | methi chaman curry | paneer methi chaman with step by step photo and video recipe. paneer recipes or paneer gravies are always favorite recipe all over the indian and also with several regional cuisines of india. while most of them is prepared with tomato and onion based curries, yet some do use other sources like leafy vegetables. one such paneer based gravy recipe is methi chaman recipe from palak and fenugreek leaves.

i guess the recipe for methi chaman can be easily confused with the popular palak paneer recipe but it is completely different recipe. perhaps it is because of its colour and texture which are strikingly similar. but there is huge difference between these two with the ingredients and the way it is prepared. the green color is due to the usage of palak or spinach leaves in both the recipes. having said that, paneer methi chaman also contains fresh fenugreek leaves which totally gives a new taste and aroma to this recipe. further the palak paneer inherits the punjabi cuisine with usage of onion and tomatoes. whereas chaman curry hails from kasmiri cuisine with strict usage of native ingredients.

methi chaman recipe

furthermore, i would like to add some tips and variations while preparing the methi chaman recipe. firstly, i have used fresh homemade paneer for this recipe and ensured it is fresh and soft. basically i have added 2 types paneer in this curry i.e cubes and shredded paneer and soft and fresh paneer is highly recommended for a better experience. secondly, i have used fresh palak leaves and methi leaves for this recipe. but this can be easily replaced with frozen one if you do not have access too. lastly, blanch the leaves or you can fry the leaves with 2 tsp of oil to prevent nutrients from loosing.

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methi chaman curry
methi chaman recipe | methi chaman curry | paneer methi chaman
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

easy methi chaman recipe | methi chaman curry | paneer methi chaman

Course: curry
Cuisine: kashmiri
Servings: 3 Servings
Author: Hebbars Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 255 ML)
for puree:
  • 3 cup water
  • 1 bunch methi / fenugreek leaves
  • ½ bunch palak / spinach leaves
  • 4 green chilli
for curry:
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 back cardamom
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 pods cardamom
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • few seeds methi / fenugreek
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp fennel powder / saunf powder
  • ½ tsp ginger powder
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • 30 cube paneer / cottage cheese
  • ½ cup paneer / cottage cheese grated
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi crushed
Instructions
  1. firstly in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp mustard oil and saute spices.
  2. further add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp garam masala, ½ tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp fennel powder, ½ tsp ginger powder, ½ tsp sugar and ¾ tsp salt.
  3. saute on low flame till the spices turn aromatic.
  4. now add prepare methi palak puree.
  5. cook for 3 minutes stirring continuously.
  6. furthermore, add 1 cup of water (leftover water from methi palak)
  7. adjust consistency by adding water as required.
  8. now add 2 tbsp cream and mix well.
  9. also, add 30 small cubes paneer and ½ cup grated paneer.
  10. mix well and simmer for 5 minutes.
  11. now add 1 tsp kasuri methi and mix well.
  12. finally, serve methi chaman with garlic naan / roti.

how to make methi chaman with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, boil 3 cup water and blanch 1 bunch methi and ½ bunch palak.
    paneer methi chaman
  2. blanch until the leaves turn dark in colour.
    paneer methi chaman
  3. drain off the water. use the leftover water while preparing curry to adjust consistency.
    paneer methi chaman
  4. now transfer the blanched methi-palak to a blender.
    methi chaman curry
  5. add 4 green chilli and ½ cup cold water. adding cold water helps to retain bright green colour.
    methi chaman curry
  6. blend to coarse paste. keep aside.
    methi chaman curry
  7. now in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp mustard oil and saute 1 tsp cumin, 1 back cardamom, 5 cloves, 2 pods cardamom, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 bay leaf, pinch hing and few seeds methi.
    methi chaman curry
  8. further add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp garam masala, ½ tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp fennel powder, ½ tsp ginger powder, ½ tsp sugar and ¾ tsp salt.
    methi chaman curry
  9. saute on low flame till the spices turn aromatic.
    methi chaman curry
  10. now add prepare methi palak puree.
    paneer methi chaman
  11. cook for 3 minutes stirring continuously.
    methi chaman curry
  12. furthermore, add 1 cup of water (leftover water from methi palak)
    methi chaman curry
  13. adjust consistency by adding water as required.
    methi chaman recipe
  14. now add 2 tbsp cream and mix well.
    methi chaman recipe
  15. also, add 30 small cubes paneer and ½ cup grated paneer.
    methi chaman recipe
  16. mix well and simmer for 5 minutes.
    methi chaman recipe
  17. now add 1 tsp kasuri methi and mix well.
    methi chaman recipe
  18. finally, serve methi chaman with garlic naan / roti.
    methi chaman recipe

notes:

  • firstly, blanch the palak and methi well else the raw flavour will remain.
  • also, use just crumbled / grated paneer if you do not prefer cubes of paneer.
  • additionally, this is no onion, no garlic recipe. however, you can add if you prefer.
  • finally, methi chaman recipe tastes great when prepared with 1:½ proportion of methi and pakak ratio.
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