Paneer Methi Chaman Recipe – Ingredients, Method of Cooking

Paneer Methi Chaman is one of the famous recipe, specially in Punjab. It gives the best combination of paneer and spices which totally differs from other recipes. Paneer Methi chaman is very healthy and delicious. A large quantity of green vegetables are used, which are good for eyes. Here, in this recipe we have used both palak (spinach) and methi (fenugreek). Also the kasuri methi (dried fenugreek) are used, which are roasted and then added.

Paneer methi chaman

Ingredients for making Paneer Methi Chaman

  • 2 cups chopped Methi (Fenugreek) leaves
  • 4 cups chopped Palak (Spinach)
  • a pinch of Soda bi-carbonate
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin (Jeera) seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped Onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (Hing)
  • a pinch of Turmeric (Haldi) powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Coriander (Dhania) powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Green chilli paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon Kasuri Methi (dried Fenugreek leaves)
  • 1 cup Paneer (Cottage cheese) cubes cut into 1″(one inch)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garam masala
  • 2 tablespoon Oil
  • Salt as per taste

Method for making Paneer Methi Chaman

  • Boil the spinach and fenugreek leaves in water (1/4 cup) with a pinch of soda bi-carbonate until they are soft.
  • Now blend the boiled spinach and fenugreek leaves in a blender and keep aside.
  • Roast kasuri methi in a pan till crisp and keep aside.
  • Take a pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds, when its colour little changes, add the onions and saute for a minute.
  • Then add asafoetida, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, green chilli paste, ginger paste and kasuri methi. Fry for sometime.
  • Now add the blended mixture, paneer, garam masala and 1/2 cup water.
  • Let the mixture boil for sometime and the paneer methi chaman is ready to serve.


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