Showing posts with label methi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label methi. Show all posts

28 May 2016


Hello everyone

I am here with another healthy addition to your diet. Its name tells everything about it. My kids are great fan of paneer so generally my dishes are full of paneer but to have paneer every second day with same taste sounds little weird. To spare us from this boredom of taste I usually give my twist and turns to these dishes to make them more interesting and presentable. So that kids tummy bhi khush aur mummy bhi khush.  

This is so simple yet delicious side dish full of protein and iron. To give it further more healthy touch I avoided using cream and more oil. Even then it is so yummy to be a part of any party menu also.
Step wise recipe of dish is given below ,hope you all will like it.


Serves: 4-5
Time: 30 mins


2 cup paneer ( cottage cheese) , cubed
1 cup fresh fenugreek ( methi ) leaves, finely chopped
1 1/2 cup milk
2 medium onion, roughly chopped
3-4 green chilies
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
1 tbsp kitchen King masala
2 tsp kasoori methi, crushed between Palm
Salt to taste


First of all make puree of roughly chopped onions and green chilies and keep aside for later use.

Heat some oil in a wok and add heeng followed by cumin seeds. Let it splutter then add finely chopped onion .

 Fry till they become light golden and then add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 more mins.

Then add prepared puree and all dry spice powders . Let it fry till nice aroma comes and It starts leaving edges of wok.

Then add chopped methi leaves and fry for further 4-5 mins till methi leaves get cooked.

Now add milk , stirring constantly to avoid cuddling and let it boil.

Finally add paneer , salt and some water or milk to adjust gravy consistency . Adjust seasoning and Let it simmer for 5 more mins.

Now add kasoori methi. Mix well and again simmer for 2-3 mins.

And it's done. 

Now it's ready to serve. This is so easy and healthy recipe to relish on.

* Gravy will thicken on cooling so keep gravy consistency accordingly.
* You can also add some boiled peas with paneer to make methi matar malai paneer.

This can be served with roti, naan, rice etc and can be a part of your party menu too.

Hope you will like it and will definitely give it a try. Your kids and family will fall in love with this lovely flavour. So please give your valuable comments and suggestions also. I will be glad to reply your appreciations and suggestions.

Happy cooking.....

2 Jan 2016


Hello everyone

This is my first post in this new year, though I finished my last year with a sweet note so thought why not to start a new beginning with some chatpata side dish. Methi corn curry is a very simple and quick recipe with it's distinct flavour. Bitterness of methi leaves is counter balanced by sweetness of corns and this is the real beauty of this dish. It neither needs too much time nor too much effort , so prepare and enjoy this lovely side dish with your family and friends. 
Recipe is given below, hope you will definitely give it a try and do tell me how it turned out for you.


Serves : 3-4
Time: 30 mins


1 cup corn ( frozen or fresh), if using fresh then boil it till done
1 cup fenugreek ( methi) leaves, finely chopped
2 medium onions, finely chopped
3-4 green chilies, finely chopped
2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
2 tsp ginger garlic paste 
1/4 tsp asafetida( heeng)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
1 1/2 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 cup milk
2 tsp kasoori methi , crushed between palms 
Salt to taste


First of all heat some oil in a wok, add asafetida and cumin seeds. Let it crackle then add chopped onions and chilies. Fry them till onions get light golden now add ginger garlic paste and saute for 1-2 mins. Now add all dry masala powders and saute for a min, keep flame low to avoid burning of spices. Now add chopped tomatoes and some salt. Let it cook till tomatoes get nice mushy and cooked. Now add corn and saute for 4-5 mins. Add chopped fenugreek leaves and again saute for 4-5 mins or till it shrinks. Now add milk slowly, stirring constantly to avoid cuddling of milk. When it starts boiling then add water if needed, adjust salt and let it simmer for 4-5 mins. Now add crushed kasoori methi and mix well. 

Switch off the flame and your delicious side dish is ready to serve with roti, naan, pulao or rice. Enjoy this easy and tempting dish any time, either in lunch or dinner. 

You can increase of decrease ingredients and spices as per your taste preference.

Hope you all will like this delicious dish and try for sure. Please pour your precious comments and suggestions here , they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....