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methi matar malaiMethi Matar Malai: 

Methi Matar Malai is a very popular, aromatic, rich and healthy North Indian dish. It is a simple Indian gravy recipe. As the name says it is made from methi (fenugreek leaves), matar (green peas), malai (cream) with some spices.

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How to make methi matar malai:

Main Ingredients: Fenugreek leaves, green peas and fresh cream
Recipe Type: Main Course
Cuisine: North Indian
Level of Cooking: Easy

methi matar malai


Methi Matar Malai Recipe:

Prep time: 15mins  cook Time: 30 min    Serves: 3 


  • 2 cups chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves
  • 1/2 cup boiled green peas
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1.5 cup onion chopped
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh cream
  • 2-3 green chilli
  • 6 garlic clove
  • 2 teaspoon cashew nuts
  • 2″ ginger piece
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 2-4 green cardamom Pods
  • 1/2″ cinnamon stick
  • 4-6 black peppercorn
  • 4 clove


  • Wash the fenugreek leaves, finely chopped them, Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Wait for 15 minutes and then squeeze out the water.
  • For paste combine few ingredients first, ¼ cup chopped onion, 2-3 green chilli, 2 teaspoons roughly chopped ginger, garlic cloves, broken cashew nuts, and poppy seeds. Grind them into a smooth paste, using little water.
  • For dry masala powder, we will lightly dry roast the cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, peppercorn, and cumin seeds together, and grind it into a fine powder.


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil, add the fenugreek and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the fenugreek.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the same pan, once the oil is hot we will add the cumin seeds and fry until they crackle.
  3. Add 1 cup finely chopped onions, and we will saute them on medium flame, for about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Once the onions are slightly brown, add prepared a smooth paste, saute on medium heat for 3-4 minutes, keep stirring continuously.
  5. Add fresh tomato pulp and masala powder, mix it well and cook it over medium flame for about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add green peas, fenugreek leaves, milk, sugar, salt cream and 2-3 tablespoon water, mix well.
  7. Cook it for about 3-4 minutes, stir it occasionally in between.
  8. Methi matar malai is ready to serve.

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