ಮೇತಿ ಪನೀರ್/Methi Paneer with Rajma

After long time again i was in time to get some fresh methi leaves last week. Being sunday i can’t just be doing normal methi sambhar or fry, it must be some tangy curry that goes for puris/parotas.  So i thought of mixing methi with one can of kidney beans which had been lying for quite a few months. I mixed up to be in favour of all our of us kidney beans for my H, paneer for kids and methi well for me …. the curry turned out quite tasty than expected.

 

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All you need

methi /fenugreek leaves – 1 bunch

kidney beans – 1 can

paneer/cottage cheese cut into cubes – 1 cup

ginger paste – 2 tsp

garlic paste – 2 tsp

onion  cut finely – 1

1 onion and 2 tomatoes made into paste

milk – 1/4 cup

cream – 1 tbsp

corainder powder – 1 tbsp

kitchen king masala – 1 tbsp

chilli powder – 2 tsp

salt to taste

  • Take a kadai het oil, add (anise, cloves, bay leaves, cinamon stick) fry until nice aromo spreads
  • add onions and fry until tansclucent.
  • Add ginger garlic paste fry remove raw smell
  • Add washed methi leaves, fry until the leaves wilt
  • Add tomato onion paste, masala powders, salt and let the mixture simmer for few minutes
  • Add kidney beans, do a taste check let the mixture come to boiling point now add paneer cubes either fried/baked.(I do not fry or bake i use as it is)
  • Add milk and stir for few secs and mix cream and turn off fire.
  • Serve hot with puris/parotas/chapatis

note: Canned kidney beans has sugar and salt.

 

 

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Ramya says:

    Hey, nice combination!!! Methi, paneer and rajma seem to going really well together. planning to make rajma sometime this week…. will come back here then! 🙂

    –thanks Ramya, combo workedvery well, try madi nodi 🙂

  2. asha says:

    Hi Roopa,LOVE the new template.Where did you get the 3 column one? Tumba chennagide.

    I love the combo too.Rajma,panneer and methi!!YUM!!:))

    Nenne idi tumba gidagalanna hatidevu,allergy jaasti agide nanage ivattu ,horagade kaala kaledu!;D

    –ha ha thanks for that anyway this is a normal template with color customization in wordpress
    i would want to peep into your garden, keep posting the stage by stage picture, hey my methi just sprouted today
    mine is in 4 pots dunno badkato ilvo antha. last time heavy rain and storm ninda yello hoyithu.

    –sad to hear your allergy is back looks like the allergy can’t see you blogging he he just joking 🙂
    hope you get well soon take care hugs 🙂

  3. Sharmi says:

    hi Roopa, that combi I have never heard of before. its looks so good. we make all the 3 separately but this one looks nice. will try out.

    –yeah Sharmi! it had an excellent flavour do try it!may be the maharaja masala also played the part! 🙂

  4. seema says:

    Roopa,
    Thumba chennagide…paneer with rajma sounds very interesting. Is your dish earthenware? Very nice.

    –Thks Seema, howdu addu eartherware have only one 🙂

  5. Bharathy. says:

    Nice recipe and the container..thanks for your visit…is this ur second entry for JFI???:)
    BTW,I know all the south Indian languages except kannada.Still i know a sentence in kannada…which got rgd when I call my pal in bangalore…Neevu dial maditha marga busy akuthe davida swalpa samaya nanthala.rrrrrr..forgot!!:)Thumba means small right???:)
    OK-your dish to see ROMBA good..

    –Thks Bharathy! JFI i never thought about that hm… ha ha so u know that line from the operator i remember one joke from tamil movie but can’t recollect :). Thumba chenagide means very nice 🙂

  6. sia says:

    enri? tumba experiment agta ide adu=ige maneli? he he he… i bet it must have tasted good. methi, rajma and paneer all three r my fav. we r having some guest for the weekend. so gotto plan 2 days menu…ufff!!!

    –sia, ninu enge enri antha kariyada ok! illye iga yenthu sariyagi madalu agthilye ondedru madthe addake time agthu aste, manelli ulukolakke bathva? guest raashi lucky helu 🙂 happy cooking

  7. sia says:

    appu kane… illi enna hubby ya french friend ge namma indian oota eshtu ishta aidu helidre prati tingalinge ondari aadru ootakke battavu… enage adige maadi maadi sakavtu… 3 janara adige maduva badalu aanu 6 janaraddu madekavtu…ella ondariye khali 😉

    — oho hago!! so menu prepare madi atta avakke full oota menu madtte hege? avvkke nama thara ondu oottake yerudu oota bekagthu alda 🙂 nangu anubhava aidu….

  8. bee says:

    that looks very very good. i’ll probably replace the paneer with something else.

    –Thanks yes Bee that would be low fat ….i add paneer for the kids

  9. swapna says:

    Hi roopa
    nice recipe!!

    –Thanks Swapna

  10. sunita says:

    I love your dish…I’m also a great lover of experimenting with ingredients…

    –Thks Sunita, love to hear that and your blog says it all! 🙂

  11. Suma Gandlur says:

    I love your usage of Kannada in the blog. Your curry looks absolutely delicious. What a great idea to cook delicious methi with rajma.

    –Suma welcome and thanks for the inspiring comments

  12. sandeepa says:

    Methi with rajma and Paneer…thats a delightful combo. Have some tofu, shall try with that too

    –With tofu for paneer would be delicious too 🙂

  13. Bharathy. says:

    Thumba Chenagide:)

  14. venki says:

    send recipies for food

  15. Nice recipe Roopa! All your snaps are so nice! making my mouth water!

    Please check out my rare recipe on methi leaves.

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