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Alu Methi Paneer Curry

Aloo Methi Paneer is a quick and easy curry that is great to serve with rice or roti. With just a few ingredients this is a delicious dish.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1" Ginger piece, finely chopped
  • 2~3 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric
  • teaspoons Ground Coriander
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chili powder, adjust as per taste
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • To taste Salt
  • 2 Medium Potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup Methi leaves, chopped
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Chopped Paneer


  • Heat oil in a sauté pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Once the seeds start to splutter add ginger and garlic. Cook for a minute until they start to smell fragrant.
  • Add turmeric, ground coriander, cumin, chili powder, sugar and salt; cook for 1 minute. Then add potato, methi and water. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer, uncovered, until potatoes are almost tender, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Add paneer and cook covered until potatoes are completely cooked through and the sauce has thickened. Serve hot with rice or roti.



  • Feel free to use any variety of potato. Thin skinned baby potatoes are perfect here.
  • Methi aka fenugreek leaves are widely available in Indian and Asian grocery stores. Feel free to use either fresh or frozen methi.
  • If methi is not available, substitute it with spinach, kale or Swiss chard.
  • Substitute paneer with extra firm tofu for a vegan version of this curry.
  • Serve aloo methi paneer ki sabji with rice and/ or roti.
  • Store leftover curry in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • If you want the curry to be saucy or with gravy, add more water and simmer just until it thickens.


Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 163IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 540mg | Iron: 3mg
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