How to make Methi Chaman - SK Khazana -

Cottage cheese cooked with fresh fenugreek and spinach is absolutely delicious

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Fresh fenugreek leaves (methi) (ताज़ी मेथी), Cottage cheese (paneer) (पनीर)

Cuisine : Kashmiri

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Methi Chaman - SK Khazana

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Kashmiri food carries with it a delicious nip of all things hot and spicy.  It is a rich tapestry of Indian, Iranian, Afghani and Central Asian styles of cooking. 
Kashmiri cuisine has some vantage ingredients: that is dry ginger, fennel, red chillies, curds and mustard oil. Even though it is dominated by non-vegetarian fare, the vegetarian delicacies manage to carve a niche for themselves.  One of the typical ingredients in a lot of Kashmiri delicacies is the Kashmiri ver which is a doughnut-shaped cake of ground spices with a strong and pungent aroma. And yes how can one forget the scent of saffron, which forms an important part of this cuisine. 
Riffling through the books of history one discovers that it was the invasion by Timur in 15th century that left a legacy of Kashmiri cuisine. With time there was an influx of skilled workers as also cooks from Samarkand whose descendants came to be known as Wazas or the master chefs of Kashmir. Wazwan is a unique concept in the world of Kashmiri cooking. Other influences are that of the Muslim and Rajput styles of cooking. A fantastic blend of all these is witnessed in the ultimate formal Muslim banquet called the Wazwan.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Methi Chaman - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Fresh fenugreek leaves (methi) chopped 1 medium bunch

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) cut into 1/2 inch cubes 150 grams

  • Ghee 3-4 tablespoons

  • Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garlic finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh spinach leaves chopped 1 medium bunch

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh cream 1/2 cup

  • Dried ginger powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • White pepper powder to taste

Method

Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add cottage cheese cubes and fry till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper and set aside.

Step 2

Add caraway seeds to the same pan and sauté till seeds change colour. Add garlic, mix and sauté for a minute.

Step 3

Add fenugreek leaves and spinach leaves, mix and cook till the leaves wilt. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt and mix well.

Step 4

Add cream and mix well. Add dried ginger powder, cardamom powder and pepper powder and mix well.

Step 5

Add fried cottage cheese pieces, mix well, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes. Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.