Methi Chaman Recipe

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Methi Chaman
How to make Methi Chaman
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

An authentic Kashmiri recipe. Cottage cheese chunks are deep fried, soaked in milk and tossed with fenugreek leaves, cinnamon and almonds.

Ingredients of Methi Chaman

  • 1 kg paneer
  • 1 bunch of fresh fenugreek leaves
  • 2 tsp ground fennel
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 6 green cardamom
  • 6 cloves
  • 4 cm long cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • A pinch of asafoetida powder
  • Salt to taste - approx 1 tsp
  • 10 almond kernels-to garnish
  • 2 tsp sultana-to garnish
  • Oil

How to Make Methi Chaman

  • 1.Cut the paneer into small cubes.
  • 2.Heat oil and deep fry for a short time till it is golden brown.
  • 3.Soak them in milk to keep them soft.
  • 4.Chop the fenugreek leaves finely and wash them in water to remove the dirt.
  • 5.Stand to remove the excess water. Heat 2 tablespoon of oil and season with asafoetida.
  • 6.Add fenugreek leaves and keep frying till aroma rises. Add the rest of the spices.
  • 7.Keep stirring till the oil starts to release. Add the paneer cubes and milk. Bring it to boil.
  • 8.Reduce heat and simmer till the gravy thickens. Garnish with almond and sultana.
  • 9.Serve hot.
Key Ingredients: 1 kg paneer, 1 bunch of fresh fenugreek leaves, 2 tsp ground fennel, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 6 green cardamom, 6 cloves, 4 cm long cinnamon stick, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1/2 cup milk, A pinch of asafoetida powder, Salt to taste - approx 1 tsp, 10 almond kernels-to garnish, 2 tsp sultana-to garnish, Oil