Paneer Palak Methi Chaman: A great way to introduce and mask calcium rich methi and spinach along paneer in your diet. Serve hot with phulkas.

Preparation Time: 15 mins   
Cooking Time: 15 mins   
Total Time: 30 mins
Makes 4 servings


1 cup paneer (cottage cheese) , cut into 25 mm. (1”) cubes
4 cups chopped spinach (palak)
2 cups chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 cup chopped onions
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
a pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
salt to taste
1/4 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp fresh cream


  1. Heat ½ tbsp of oil in a kadhai and sauté the paneer cubes in it till the edges turn golden brown in colour.
  2. Roast the dried fenugreek leaves in a pan till crisp. Keep aside.
  3. Blanch the spinach and fenugreek leaves in a vesselful of boiling water for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Drain and blend in a mixer till smooth. Keep aside.
  5. Heat the remaining oil in a non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds and onions and sauté till the onions turn golden brown.
  6. Add the asafoetida, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, ginger-green chilli paste, prepared puree and dried fenugreek leaves and fry again for 2-3 minutes
  7. Add the salt, paneer, garam masala, cream along with 1 cup of water and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Serve hot.


  1. Place the spinach and fenugreek leaves under cold running water immediately after boiling to retain the bright green colour.

Nutrition Value

Value per serving % Daily Values
Energy 179 cal 9%
Protein 7 g 13%
Carbohydrates 6.7 g 2%
Fiber 3 g 12%
Fat 13.8 g 21%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Vitamin A 4310.6 mcg 90%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.1 mg 10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.2 mg 18%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.5 mg 4%
Vitamin C 28.4 mg 71%
Vitamin E 1.3 mg 9%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) 84.3 mcg 42%
Calcium 301.9 mg 50%
Iron 2.2 mg 10%
Magnesium 55.5 mg 16%
Phosphorus 118.1 mg 20%
Sodium 52.3 mg 3%
Potassium 158.6 mg 3%
Zinc 0.3 mg 3%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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