How to make Methi Matar Malai -

Fenugreek leaves and green peas cooked with mild spices in a rich creamy gravy. methi matar malai is a delicious north Indian recipe which is very popular. Methi matar malai can also be found in the menu of most north Indian or Punjabi restaurants. This is a sure shot winner recipe. Methi Matar Malai tastes mild sweet and has white gravy instead of usual red or green gravies found in classic curries like paneer

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Main Ingredients : Fenugreek Leaves, Green Peas (हरे मटर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Methi Matar Malai

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Methi matar malai as the name suggests is fenugreek leaves and green peas cooked in a rich creamy gravy flavoured with mild Indian spices. The sweetness from the cream help to balance out the bitterness from the methi leaves and the matar adds plenty of texture along with great taste. It’s quite a common dish at Indian weddings and parties because its light and creamy – perfect to balance out the other fiery dishes on the menu.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Methi Matar Malai Recipe

  • Fenugreek Leaves 2 medium bunches

  • Green Peas 3/4 cup

  • Onion 1 large

  • Ginger 1/2 inch piece

  • Garlic 5-6 cloves

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Red chilli paste 1 teaspoon

  • Dry mango powder (amchur) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cinnamon powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh cream 1/2 cup


Step 1

Clean, wash and chop methi leaves.

Step 2

Wash and drain green peas.

Step 3

Peel, wash and chop onions.

Step 4

Peel, wash and grind ginger and garlic to a fine paste.

Step 5

Add ginger and garlic paste and continue to sauté for a minute more.

Step 6

Blanch the methi leaves in the boiling water and refresh with the cold running water. Heat oil in a pan.

Step 7

Add chopped onions and cook till they are translucent.

Step 8

Add the methi leaves and sauté.

Step 10

Add red chilli powder and green peas.

Step 11

Cook for three to four minutes.

Step 12

Add amchur, cinnamon powder and salt. Mix well.

Step 13

Cook for two to three minutes.

Step 14

Finish with cream and serve.

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