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Friday, February 5, 2010

Methi/Palak Malai Mater


  • Fenugreek Leaves – 1/2 bunch
  • Spinach- 1/2 bunch
  • Paneer- 1 pound
  • Frozen Peas – 16 oz (1/2 kg)
  • Heavy Whipping Cream – 1 cup (or to taste)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Whole Dry Red Chilies – to taste
  • Ginger – 1 Tbsp, minced
  • Onion– 1/2 medium, chopped
  • Tomato – 1 medium, chopped
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Coriender Powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  • Red Chili Powder – to taste


  • Wash Fenugreek Leaves well, remove roots and chop finely.
  • Sprinkle salt over Fenugreek and Spinach Leave, mix well and set aside 15-20 minutes
  • Heat oil a medium pan on medium heat.
  • Fry the paneer and put it in some salt water.
  • Heat some more oil in the same pan, once it is hot
  • Add Cumin Seeds and allow them to sizzle for 10-15 secs.
  • Add in Dry Red Chili.
  • Add Turmeric Powder and immediately, add in Onions. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add Ginger, mix and cook until Onions are a light golden color.
  • Add Tomatoes, mix and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add Green Peas, Coriander Powder, Garam Masala, Red Chili Powder and Salt. Mix well, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Be sure to stir in between to prevent sticking.
  • Squeeze out salt water from Fenugreek and spinach leaves and add it to the peas.
  • Add the paneer to this mixture
  • Cover and cook until it is cooked (3-6 minutes).
  • Add in Heavy Whipping Cream mix well and bring it to a boil
  • Serve hot with Chapati, Naan or Rice.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Vaish, this recipe is really delicious... I tried it out yesterday and i should say this tastes heavenly... I have posted it in my blog too :) Gonna try ur spring rolls soon... Thanks for posting it !!!


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