Kashmiri Methi Chaman is a traditional Kashmiri dish made with paneer and methi leaves and is an absolute delight.

Kashmiri Methi Chaman

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 379 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Kashmiri Methi Chaman is a traditional Kashmiri dish made with paneer and methi leaves and is an absolute delight. 



  • 200 g Paneer Cut into cubes
  • 2 tsp Oil For frying paneer
  • 100 g Fresh Methi Leaves Chopped
  • 100 g Spinach Leaves Chopped
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 cup Onion Chopped
  • 3-4 Green Chillies Slit into half
  • 2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 cup Curd
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Fennel Powder
  • 1 tsp Dry Ginger Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder


  1. Brush a pan with oil and arrange paneer cubes on the pan.

  2. Grill until they turn brown from both the sides.

  3. Drop the fried paneer cubes in hot water and keep aside.

  4. Wash the spinach and methi leaves.

  5. Heat water in a big pan.

  6. When it comes to a boil, add sugar in it.

  7. Add spinach and methi leaves and cook for 2 minutes.

  8. Strain and run the leaves under cold water.

  9. Make a smooth puree of the leaves and keep aside.

  10. Heat mustard oil in a pan.

  11. Add cumin seeds and let them crackle.

  12. Add onion and fry until slightly browned.

  13. When the onion is slightly browned, add green chillies and ginger garlic paste.

  14. Fry till onions turn golden brown.

  15. Add curd and fry for a minute.

  16. Add coriander powder, turmeric powder red chilli powder, fennel powder, dry ginger powder and salt and fry for a minute.

  17. Now add the spinach and methi puree along with milk and some water.

  18. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

  19. Add garam masala and mix well.

  20. Add the fried paneer and cook for another minute.

  21. Serve hot with rice or any Indian bread.

Nutrition Facts
Kashmiri Methi Chaman
Amount Per Serving
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Potassium 420mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 57.2%
Vitamin C 19.7%
Calcium 48.9%
Iron 15.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.