BM #93 Week 4 Day 2 - 

I am showcasing some everyday, simple, comfort meals which are popular at our place. This simple meal platter is a typical lunch we all enjoy at home. I just realised that a Salad and Chutney are missing from the picture.

On wintry days, apart from rice, dal, sabji, roti and yogurt, I always try to include a Rasam variety. On days when I make Sambar, I don't make roti and rasam.

The meal platter features Raw Mango Dal, Methi Malai Paneer, Rice, Phulka and Yogurt.

Ingredients - 

Methi leaves, chopped 1 cup
Palak , chopped 1/2 cup
Paneer, cubed 1 cup
Onions, finely chopped 1/2 cup
Tomatoes, chopped 1/4 cup
Ginger-Garlic-Green Chili paste 2 tsp (or to taste)
Salt, Turmeric, Dhania Powder, Garam Masala, Red Chili Powder and Sugar to taste
Cream / Half n Half milk 1/4 cup
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp)

Method Of Preparation -

In a bowl of hot water, soak the paneer cubes and set aside until needed.

In a heated pan, add 1 tsp of oil and saute the onions. Also add ginger-garlic-green chili paste.

Remove after the onions turn golden brown and let it cool. Make a paste of the onions and set aside.

In a heated wok/kadai, pour the remaining oil and add the cumin seeds. After the  cumin seeds are aromatic, transfer the onion paste, tomato puree.

Add the chopped methi and palak leaves, cover and let them wilt. After about 3-4 minutes, remove the cover and mix well.

Sprinkle turmeric, salt, red chilli powder, dhania powder, garam masala powder and sugar.

Add more water to the desired consistency. Let the mixture come to a boil and after the oil floats on top, add the drained paneer cubes.

After a couple minutes, add cream/milk. Let it come to boil. Remove from heat in a couple minutes.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve warm with Roti/Naan/Paratha.


Preparation Time 25 minutes
Serves 4-5


  1. healthy and delicious recipe... thanks for sharing...

  2. Srivalli Says:
  3. Very inviting curry Harini and the mini thali looks good one...

  4. Rafeeda AR Says:
  5. That is super inviting, so delicious to scoop out with chapathi or naan...

  6. Suma Gandlur Says:
  7. I guess our every day meals turn out to be mini thalis without any planning. The methi malai paneer sounds rich and delicious.

  8. Pavani Says:
  9. That is a filling and hearty meal Harini. Methi malai paneer looks creamy and yummy!!

  10. Unknown Says:
  11. Methi Paneer looks so appetizing!! Thank you for sharing such a yummy recipe.

  12. code2cook Says:
  13. one of the best delicacy to make in winters. looks so inviting and lip-smacking with roti.. mouth watering.

  14. sushma Says:
  15. Methi malai paneer looks so delicious. Yummy

  16. Priya Suresh Says:
  17. Cant take my eyes from your platter, and the methi malai paneer looks super delicious with creamy texture, yumm.

  18. This is my type of comfort meal. The whole platter looks absolutely yum Harini. Methi malai paneer with phulkas would be a wonderful combination.

  19. whole platter looks fantastic but definitely the star is this wonderful creamy paneer dish!

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