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Kashmiri Methi Chaman

Discussion in 'Pakistani Foods & Recipes' at Pakistan.web.pk started by Falak, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. Kashmiri Methi Chaman


    What is Methi?

    Methi also known as fenugreek in english is one popular vegetable that is used in most parts of the world specially Pakistan and India. Whether as leaves or seeds in spice mix, it is high on nutrition and when combined with other vegetables makes for a healthy meal.

    Methi also helps increase body heat, a major reason for its versatile use in the valley. Methi Chaman is a traditional Kashmiri dish made by using fresh methi leaves and spinach leaves.

    What is Chaman?

    Chaman is paneer (Cottage Cheese) in Kashmiri and this combination of methi and paneer is a killer. It is prepared like Palak Paneer, another popular dish both in Pakistan and India and can be enjoyed with roti, phulkas, Paratha or just plain white rice. As Kashmiri Methi Chaman is made by using both methi leaves and spinach, it does not taste bitter. Instead, it has such a soothing flavour that one feels like eating it again and again.


    200 g Paneer Cut into cubes
    2 tsp Oil For frying paneer
    100 g Fresh Methi Leaves Chopped
    100 g Spinach Leaves Chopped
    1 tsp Sugar
    3 tbsp Mustard Oil
    1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
    1 cup Onion Chopped
    3-4 Green Chillies Slit into half
    2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
    1/2 cup Curd
    2 tsp Coriander Powder
    1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
    2 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
    2 tsp Fennel Powder
    1 tsp Dry Ginger Powder
    Salt to taste
    1 cup Milk
    1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder

    How to make Kashmiri Methi Chaman Step By Step

    Brush a pan with oil and arrange paneer cubes on the pan.

    Grill until they turn brown from both the sides. Drop the fried paneer cubes in hot water and keep aside.

    Heat water in a big pan. When it comes to a boil, add sugar in it. Add spinach and methi leaves and cook for 2 minutes. Strain and run the leaves under cold water.

    Make a smooth puree of the leaves and keep aside.

    Heat mustard oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and let them crackle.

    Add onion and fry until slightly browned.

    When the onion is slightly browned, add green chillies and ginger garlic paste. Fry till onions turn golden brown.

    Add curd and fry for a minute.

    Add coriander powder, turmeric powder red chilli powder, fennel powder, dry ginger powder and salt and fry for a minute.

    Now add the spinach and methi puree along with milk and some water. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

    Add garam masala and mix well. Add the fried paneer and cook for another minute. Serve hot with rice or any Nan bread.

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  2. Asad Rehman

    Asad Rehman Super Star Pakistani

    @Falak pakk gae kia

    Khushboo aa rahi methi ki

    Wesay meri fav Alo methi he Roti pay makhan laga k or uss k opar methi rkh ker :)
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  4. Asad Rehman

    Asad Rehman Super Star Pakistani

    @Falak Men to royian lenay jaa raha thaa
    Socha bn gae
    Banaaa lein par kithon
    Yaha achi wali methi nahi milti freash
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  5. @Asad Rehman kon se jungle main rehtay hain....methi tu angraizon k gharon main bhi mil jaati hai:p
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  6. Asad Rehman

    Asad Rehman Super Star Pakistani

    @Falak Jungle nahi sehraaaon men arab k raigzaroon men
    Ithay basss zetoon zaatar milta he
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  7. @Asad Rehman Good for you....delays aging and serves as ice on fire on a flaming stomach.:p
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  8. Asad Rehman

    Asad Rehman Super Star Pakistani

    @Falak meno wesay e bhook lag gae methi dekh k
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  10. Asad Rehman

    Asad Rehman Super Star Pakistani

    @Falak Hmmmm uthaaa k photo say
    Aaaj wesay kuch nhi khaya bass lunch kia