Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Methi Paneer Rajma curry / Fenugreek Cottage cheese and Dark Red Kidney beans curry

Again me methi freak with one more dish with Methi. When ever I make Rajma I always add kasoori methi so this time I think why not to make it with fresh leaves of Methi and add Paneer and make a wholesome dish. You can use any greens with Rajma or You can use Chickpeas too. Possibilities are endless once you think about it. Here in US we have nice caned beans so when ever its on sale I store it so if one fine morning If I forgot to soak Rajma day before and I wanted to make it I use it caned ones. Otherwise I soaked and boiled all my chickpeas and black beans and froze it so when ever I have to make it , take it out and put it in the gravy. Enough chit chat lets cook.


2 cans of Dark Red Kidney Beans (Rajma boiled and ready to go)
1 cup washed and chopped methi leaves (if you don't like bitterness adjust the methi quantity)
2 tbsp of tomato puree
10-15 small pieces of paneer (you can fry it and add it , I use it as it is)
1 big onion finely chopped
1 tsp each ginger, garlic and green chili paste
1 1/2 tsp chana masala ( I use Badshah)
2 tsp Red chili powder
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin coriander powder
salt to taste
3 tsp of oil

Wash and clean can beans and put it aside.
If you are using dry one, soaked it overnight and pressure cook it until its soft and nice.
Heat a non stick pan. Add oil in it.
Add onion and cook till its brown color.
Add tomato puree along with ginger, garlic and chili paste and all powder masalas.
Mix and cook for 2 minutes.
Add Rajma and methi and enough water to cook Kidney beans so it absorbs the flavor.
Add salt and paneer and cook for 3 more minutes.
Whole thing should be done in 10 minutes on medium flame.
 Serve hot with parathas or Jeera Rice along with some Raita and fry green chilies and Raw Onion.


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  1. Loving it!!! :) Yummy it must be I'm sure...

  2. Both are fav ingredients ! Looks yum

  3. I store canned beans too, in case and for emergency purpose. Sometimes I prefer the canned ones because its time saving. Love the combo of beans, paneer, tomato puree and spices, that great and incredible flavors.

  4. wow nice combination of methi, paneer andd rajma...too delicious

  5. Tempting and healthy curry. What a great combo dear!

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  6. loved the combo, looks delicious.

  7. Love your recipe...methi paneer rajma is a great idea.

  8. Have never heard of this combination. Very interesting

  9. wonderful combo.the colors itself too attractive.

  10. That's a nice combo with rajma & paneer. The dish looks very yummy & love to have it with some Rotis.

  11. unusual but good combination.

  12. Thats a healthy,very interesting and protein rich combo,prefect pair for rotis.

  13. Very nice one.I haven't eaten rajma much,will try this :)

  14. The combo of Rajma and Paneer looks terrific! Never tried it before.

  15. Very delicious and healthy combo !

  16. Interesting dish Linsy.. Looks yummy.. Loved it :-)

  17. Looks delecious, am an rajma-fan like your gravy with a touch of greens.

  18. quite interesting combo n luks healthy too...nice 2 meet u aftr a long time..:)

  19. thanks for visiting our blog,you have a great blog with yummy recipes

  20. Interesting combo!! I combine the beans with a lot of stuff, but haven't tried with paneer. I can imagine it tasted awesome.

  21. Thank you for linking this yummy dish

  22. Wonderful combination of rajma and paneer! Thanks for linking it to my event :)

  23. oh that is a killer combo!!! so tempting and so interesting.. Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

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  24. Such a healthy combo. love to grab some.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe to my event.

  25. Lovely post! Full of information about your flavourful recipes :)
    Thanks very much for sharing!
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  26. have an explosion of flavors going on there!! It must have been so very delicious, and I love that you can use a tortilla to make it.... indian food


  27. Looks yummy...& ...the pic is so colourful. looks yummy & great. thankyou for shearing. thankyou for shearing this information with us!chowringhee satyaniketan

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  29. Very nice and simple recipe Methi Paneer Rajma curry I tried it and it came out superb...thanx
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