Methi Malai Paneer (Creamy Fenugreek and Spinach with Cheese)

Creamy Fenugreek and Spinach with Cheese (Methi Malai Paneer)

Creamy Fenugreek and Spinach with Cheese (Methi Malai Paneer)

This creamy dish from Toronto-based Indian cookbook author Smita Chandra makes a phenomenal spread, with oven-baked naan bread on the side. It’s made with the fresh Indian cheese called paneer, peas, and whole peeled tomatoes, along with plenty of tangy fresh fenugreek greens, and it’s spiced lavishly with turmeric, coriander, garam masala, and more. If you can’t find fenugreek greens, kale, Swiss chard, or another green can be substituted.Ingalls Photography

This creamy dish from Toronto-based Indian cookbook author Smita Chandra makes a phenomenal main dish with oven-baked naan bread on the side. It's made with the fresh Indian cheese called paneer, peas, and whole peeled tomatoes, along with plenty of tangy fresh fenugreek greens, and it's lavishly spiced with turmeric, coriander, garam masala, and more. If you can't find fenugreek greens, kale, Swiss chard, or another green can be substituted. This recipe first appeared as part of the digital edition of our August/September 2014 special India issue.