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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Recipe- Methi Matar Malai

Methi Matar Malai 

Methi matar malai is medley of fenugreek leaves and peas cooked in onion and tomato cashew nut sauce tempered with spices and cream. It is a very popular North Indian curry dish which is very creamy and flavorful dish which can be enjoyed with naan or any rice dish too.

This dish can be found in almost all restaurant menu but why wait to go to a restaurant while we can make it at home very easily and quickly. I made this for my family and everybody loved it. So here I am sharing my recipe today with step by step instructions. I hope you guys would love it. 

 Methi matar malai can be made in white gravy too, I will share recipe for that too soon.


  • 1 bunch Fenugreek (methi) leaves
  • 1 cup boiled Green peas
  • ½ cup Cream
  • 2 tbsp. Milk
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Pinch asafetida
  • 2-3 Bay leaves
  • ½ tsp Garam masala
  • ½ tsp Red chili powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • Pinch of kasuri methi
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1-2 tbsp. Cashew nuts
  • 1 Green chili
  • ½ inch Ginger
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp. Oil 



  • Clean the methi leaves and roughly chop the leaves. Now immerse leaves in salted hot water for 5 minutes remove excess water with the help of a colander wash the leaves keep aside
  • Now take onion and grind to fine paste
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan add bay leaves, cumin seeds and asafetida to it when cooked add onion paste and sauté for few minutes till oil starts to separate from sides

  • In a grinder add ginger, green chili, tomato and soaked cashew nuts make a fine paste then add to the onion paste, add spices and salt to taste
  • Mix well and cook until oil starts to separate from sides
  • Now add peas, methi leaves mix well let cook for 1-2 minutes
  • Add cream to the gravy add milk to adjust the thickness of gravy add kasuri methi and sugar then cook for few minutes
  • Methi matar malai is ready to serve, Serve hot with naan or roti
  • Try this at home and let me know how your dish comes out.

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