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Methi chaman recipe
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Methi Chaman Recipe

Methi chaman recipe is a traditional kashmiri side dish with methi leaves and paneer. This is a very delicious and comforting winter special recipe you can make with fresh methi leaves. Here is how to make paneer methi chaman recipe in traditional way.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 345kcal
Author: Harini


  • 3 cups methi leaves
  • 1.5 cups spinach leaves
  • pinch of sugar for blanching
  • boiling water for blanching the greens
  • 3 tablespoons oil mustard preferably
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garam masala powder divided
  • salt to taste
  • 200 grams paneer cubed and toasted
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  • Pick, rinse and clean the methi leaves thoroughly. Also clean the spinach leaves.
  • blanch the methi leaves and spinac leaves in boiling water along with a pinch of sugar.
  • Rinse under cold water and grind to a smooth puree.
  • Cube or cut the paneer into strips. Toast the paneer strips in a pan with few drops of oil.
  • Meanwhile heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and let crackle
  • Add the cubed tomatoes followed by dry spice powders. Saute and cook till the raw smell goes off from the spice powders.
  • Now add the methi puree and mix well. Add garam masala powder and mix well. Cook for 6-7 minutes. Add 3/4 cup water and bring to a boil.
  • Season with salt and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  • Add the fried paneer cubes and mix gently. remove from flame and add lemon juice. Serve methi chaman hot with roti or rice.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 345kcal