Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Methi Matar Paneer ~ white gravy

This was the long break i took in blogging. I slowly detached myself from this place. I should not have done that, but blame my least interest in cooking. i very rarely tried new dishes in this break. but my blogging aspiration was always there in me. i kept telling me that i should start again. and here i am. Today i want to thank my two friends Sharmilee and Nirmala. They both bothered and asked me to resume blogging. I Owe you both a tight Hug! even my Son asked me to blog. He is proud of me for blogging and keeps checking the site, for the number of visitors and their countries. this way he could recognize few countries flag!  

This Methi Paneer is one that was sleeping in my desktop for some time. today when i saw a paneer recipe somewhat similar to this recipe. my interest kindled and here i am sharing it with you all.


Paneer - 200 gms
Small Methi leaves - 1 small bunch
Green peas - 1/4 cup
Ghee - 1 tsp
Ginger - 1' inch size
Big Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Fresh cream - 1/4 cup

To grind:

Kasa Kasa - 2 tsp's
Cashews - 5

Ghee - 1/4 tsp
Cardamom - 2
Cinnamon stick - 1/2 ' inch
Onion - 1
Green Chilly - 2


Soak the kasa kasa and cashews in warm water for about 30 minutes. Heat a pan, add ghee, cinnamon stick and cardamom. then add sliced onions and green chilly. saute them till the onions turn pinkish.

Cool the sauteed onions and grind it along with soaked kasa kasa and cashew into a thick paste.

In a pan, heat 1 tsp of ghee, add finely chopped ginger and onions. saute them well. Add methi leaves and saute it till it is cooked, it just takes less than a minute to get sauteed. (when i made, i forgot to saute methi leaves, so i added later after adding grounded paste and water. it cooked in 2- 3 minutes)

Now add the Grounded paste and 1/2 a cup of water to the pan. give a good stir. add the green peas and Paneer. let it get cooked in slow flame for about 2 - 3 minutes.

Finally add in the fresh cream and give a mix and remove the pan from flame.

Serve Methi Mattar Paneer with chapathi or with mild flavored rice like jeera pulao or peas pulao.

It is so relieving to blog after all these days. Hope to blog more frequently. i do not want miss this happiness any more.


  1. Looks so heavenly... Yummy combo

  2. creamy side dish.. pass me the methi mutter and roti

  3. Welcome back to blogging! Lovely recipe. .earlier it used to be that i blog bcoz i create something...but now it is the other way round. .I end up creating something bcoz I wanna blog abt it!! Good geography learning for your son !

    1. Blogging day to day recipes or something new is always a issue we bloggers face, whatever it is we tend to get involve in it! Thanks lavina :)

  4. Ohh you have used that smaller variety of Methi here , thats the one I love too.. its easier to pick and usually has a sweeter flavour.

    Very nice recipe and clean pictures !

    1. Thank You Nupur! as you say picking and cleaning is easier in these small bunch! i buy the big leaves bunch to make dal.

  5. Healthy and tasty looking methi paneer. Wonderfully prepared.

  6. Great coming back! Thanks for blogging again with this colorful and yummy dish Lavi!

    1. Hi Nirmala, Thanks for being here after a long long time. Big Hug for asking me in FB:)

  7. Welcome back Lavi!!
    Good to see you sure you will be on track from now on
    Methi Matar Paneer looks so inviting and lovely clicks!!

    1. Credit of getting back to blogging fully goes to you.....You inspire me nowadays a lot!!

  8. This tutorial really helped me and I am pleased with your skills. I have also subscribed your

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