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.

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Ingredients

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

Method

  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. Paneer Palak Methi Chaman is ready. Serve hot.

Tips

  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%
VITAMINS
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%
MINERALS
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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