Methi Paneer Recipe
A healthier, lighter yet flavorful version of Methi Paneer Recipe. A quick and easy dish made with fresh fenugreek leaves and paneer (Indian cottage cheese). Vegans can use tofu cubes as a substitute.
Need a healthy dish for your dinner tonight? Add in Methi Paneer Recipe! A simple dish made with readily available ingredients. This dish reminds me that a healthy and nutritious food doesn’t need fancy ingredients, sometimes the most basic ingredients make the most comforting meals.
Paneer also referred to as Indian cottage cheese is a good substitute for meat and an excellent source of protein for vegetarians. Everyone loves paneer and it’s a must-have once a week staple Indian food.
Leave aside adults, even kids love paneer. Paneer recipes are always a hit among kids and they can eat paneer in any form. Doesn’t matter if it’s cooked with their least favorite vegetable (peas or spinach), as long as there’s paneer in the gravy, they will gobble it all up. Now, onto the recipe!
Let’s begin by preparing a basic gravy for this recipe. Saute all the ingredients listed under GRAVY and flavor with spices. Spices can be adjusted to suit individual tastes. Later, chunks of paneer are added to this creamy fenugreek based gravy and the end result is a very yummy, rustic and flavorful paneer dish.
Methi (fenugreek leaves) is quite popular in India during winter months. Methi leaves are nutrient-rich and very healthy. Few people dislike methi leaves because of its slight bitter taste. But if cooked with peas/potatoes or paneer, it makes the dish extremely flavorful.
If fresh methi leaves are difficult to find then dried fenugreek leaves can be used. Dried fenugreek leaves or kasoori methi is used to flavor many Indian dishes like – butter chicken, tandoori chicken, paneer tikka masala. Dried methi leaves adds a whole new taste and aroma to any dish.If you are looking for a homemade paneer recipe, then click here. Paneer is made by curdling fresh milk in lemon juice or vinegar. This homemade paneer is used to make innumerable number of delicious recipes starting from paneer parathas, paneer burfi, paneer croquettes, paneer cutlets, just to name a few. 😉 Click here for a long list of paneer dishes that I have on the blog.
This recipe can be made vegan too. VEGAN OPTION –
- Substitute paneer with tofu
- Use cashew paste instead of curd. Cashew paste will make a really creamy and rich gravy.
Pair this yummy and d-licious Methi Paneer with your favorite dal for a complete meal tonight. Tastes great with any Indian bread or steamed rice.
If you happen to make this dish, do share a yum picture or leave a comment below. Would love to hear from you. 🙂
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