Paneer, Side Dish

Methi Paneer


Methi Paneer is a popular North Indian side dish for rotis, chapatis, naan and pulaos. Simple and easy to make, it is a rich and creamy dish that can be paired with almost any main course . Paneer dishes are always a popular feature in any occasion and this one is no different.

Methi Paneer


  • Paneer – 250 gms
  • Fenugreek Leaves (Methi) – 500 gms
  • Onion – 1, finely chopped
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Oil – 1/4 cup
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  • Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  • Pepper Powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  • Cream – 2 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste



  1. Cut and wash the fenugreek leaves.
  2. Apply salt and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  3. Squeeze out the water out of fenugreek leaves and wash again.
  4. Boil in 2 cups water for 5 minutes.
  5. Drain off the water and squeeze the fenugreek leaves to remove all traces of water.
  6. Heat the oil in a pan.
  7. Fry the onion, add the fenugreek leaves and saute for 5 minutes.
  8. Add the paneer cubes and the dry spices.
  9. Cook for 5 minutes.
  10. Add the cream and remove from flame.
  11. Serve hot.

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