Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Methi/Palak Malai Mater

I usually try only a couple of side dishes for chapathi most of the time and found this delicious recipe from one of my friend `s blog when i`m searching for something green and Healthy. I used coconut milk instead of Heavy whipping cream used in the actual recipe.


Fenugreek leaves – 1 bunch
Spinach- 1 bunch
Paneer- 10 small cubes
Green Peas – 1 cup
Coconut milk – 1 1/2 cup
Oil – 3 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Ginger – 1 tsp, minced
Onions– 1 medium, chopped
Riped Tomatoes – 2 medium, chopped
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriender Powder – 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala – 2 tsp
Red Chili Powder as required
Salt as needed


Wash and cut Fenugreek and Spinach leaves.Keep aside.
Heat oil a pan and Fry the paneer and soak it in warm salt water.
Now heat some oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds,curry leaves and allow it to splutter.
Add onions, fry for some time and add turmeric powderand Ginger.
Now 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. drain the water from Fenugreek and spinach leaves and add it to the peas.Add the paneer to this mixture .
Cover the lid and cook until the leaves turns soft.
Finally add the coconut milk, mix well and remove from the stove. Dont cook after you add the coconut milk .
Serve hot with Chapati or Naan.

Recipe Courtesy : My friend Vaish

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