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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Methi paneer or Indian cottage Cheese with Fenugreek

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For a change there is no story behind todays recipe. I had some paneer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paneer) and methi and hence made Methi-paneer :). I was in a hurry so ran to the nearest store and bought some naan (so no I didn’t make the naan in the picture above)

Ingredients

  1. Paneer or cottage cheese - 200gms or 7oz cut into cubes
  2. Fenugreek/ Methi leaves - 1 bunch coarsely chopped
  3. Cashew paste - 2 tbsp
  4. Onion - 1 medium
  5. Ginger - 1"
  6. Green chili -  1,2
  7. Fresh cream or whipping cream - 50 ml
  8. Salt
  9. Sugar
  10. Whole Garam masala ( cinnamon 1 piece, 2 green cardamoms, 4 cloves)

Procedure

  1. Take a bowl of hot water and keep the paneer pieces into that for 5 mins.  It will make the paneer much softer. Now drain the water.
  2. In a grinder make a fine paste of onion, ginger and green chilies.
  3. Heat oil in a cooking pan and temper with coarsely pound cinnamon, cardamom and clove. When the fragrance of garam masala hits the air add the paste you made.
  4. Start frying in a medium heat and continue doing so till the oil separates from the spices.
  5. Add water to it. Add salt and sugar. When the gravy starts boiling add  paneer pieces and chopped methi leaves to it.
  6. Cook for about 5-6 mins. When you get your desired consistency finish it with fresh cream.

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