Ayurvedic Recipe · Fenugreek · Flattened Rice/Poha · Full Meal · Paneer · Quick recipe for Guests · Recipe without Onion/ Garlic

Methi Paneer Poha | Fenugreek Leaves and Fresh Paneer Flavored Flattened Rice

Methi Paneer Poha
Methi Paneer Poha

Serves: 2

Ingredients: (Visit English – Tamil – Hindi translation/ஆங்கிலம்-தமிழ் மொழி பெயர்பு)

  • Poha/Flattened Rice – 2 1/2 cups (Rinse, drain and let it rest for 5 mins)
  • Chopped Fenugreek leaves – 1 1/2 cups
  • Fresh Paneer cubes – 1/2 cup
  • Mustard seeds – 1/8 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Green chilli – 1
  • Ghee – 2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste

Get Started:

  • Heat ghee (or ghee with little Olive oil by warming ghee first) in a pan and add mustard seeds. Once the seeds pop, add cumin seeds, hing and saute in low flame for few seconds.
  • Add the greens, green chilli and cook in medium flame till the fenugreek leaves turns bright green.
  • Then add paneer, coriander powder, turmeric powder and sprinkle little water and saute till the raw smell of the spices goes off.
  • Then add poha, salt, little water(just sprinkle) and mix well.
  • Cook it covered in low flame for 5 mins by sprinkling little water occasionally.
  • Serve it warm.

Quick and healthy Methi Paneer Poha is ready!


  • Fenugreek Leaves aggravates Pitta but pacifies Vata and Kapha.
  • Paneer pacifies Pitta and Vata but aggravates Kapha. Hence fenugreek leaves and paneer combination balances the dish.
  • If having this dish for lunch, enjoy it with raitha. Else chutney will also pair well.

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