Methi Matar Malai | creamy fenugreek and green peas curry| step by step

Methi Matar Malai

Methi Matar Malai:

Methi Matar Malai is a most popular, aromatic and tasty North Indian dish. If you like the aroma of fenugreek and sweetness of green peas you will surely like this curry.

Methi matar malai is a simple, creamy and delicious gravy dish. As the name indicates, this curry is mainly made from green peas, fenugreek leaves and fresh cream, and you can serve it with roti, paratha or naan.

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mathi matar malai
Methi Matar Malai Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Main Ingredients: Fenugreek leaves, green peas, milk and fresh cream 

Level of cooking medium

Recipe Type: Curry n dal
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: spicy veg recipes
Ingredients
  • 100 gram fenugreek /methi leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green peas boiled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup onions finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato pulp
  • A pinch of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cream
For Paste:
  • 1/4 cup onions roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoon cashew nuts broken
  • 1 teaspoon green chillies roughly chopped
  • 1 " piece ginger
  • 6 no garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoon poppy seeds
Masala Powder :
  • 1 " piece cinnamon
  • 4 no cloves
  • no cardamoms
  • 4 no black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
Instructions
Preparation:
    For fenugreek leaves:
    1. Wash the fenugreek leaves and chopped them, Now sprinkle ½ teaspoon of salt and keep aside for 15 minutes.
    2. After 15 minutes squeeze out the water and discard it.
    For dry spice powder:
    1. Roast all the ingredients (Cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, black pepper, cumin seeds) lightly and make powder by grinding.
    For Paste:
    1. Mix all the ingredients chopped onions, cashew nuts, green chillies, ginger, garlic and poppy seeds together and ground them into a fine paste with little water.
    Method:
    1. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan or kadhai, add the fenugreek leaves and sauté on a medium flame for 2- 3 minutes. Remove the fenugreek leaves and keep aside.
    2. Heat the 1 tablespoon oil in a pan or kadhai.
    3. Add the cumin seeds, when the seeds start to crackle, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes or till they turn translucent.
    4. Add the prepared onion-cashew nut paste and sauté on a medium flame for 2-3 minutes.
    5. Now, Add the tomato pulp and dry masala powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes while stirring occasionally.
    6. Add the green peas, sautéed fenugreek and mix it well cook on medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
    7. Finally add milk, sugar, salt, fresh cream and little of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2-3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
    8. Serve hot.

     

    Methi Matar Malai Step by step directions with photo:

    Method:

    Methi Matar Malai

    • Heat 1 tablespoons of oil in a pan or kadhai, add the fenugreek leaves and sauté on a medium flame for 2- 3 minutes.

    Methi Matar Malai

    • Remove the fenugreek leaves and keep aside.

    Methi Matar Malai

    • Heat the 2 tablespoon oil in a pan or kadhai.
    • Add the cumin seeds, when the seeds start to crackle, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes or till they turn translucent.

    Methi Matar Malai

    • Add the prepared onion-cashew nut paste and sauté on a medium flame for 2-3 minutes.

    Methi Matar Malai

    • Now, Add the tomato pulp and dry masala powder,

    Methi Matar Malai

    • Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes while stirring occasionally.

    Methi Matar Malai

    • Add dry masala powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute while stirring occasionally.

    Methi Matar Malai

    • Add the green peas, sautéed fenugreek and mix it well cook on medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

    Methi Matar Malai

    • Now add milk and little of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes while stirring occasionally.

    Methi Matar Malai

    • Finally, add fresh cream, sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes while stirring occasionally.

    Methi Matar Malai

    • Serve hot with roti or paratha.

     

     Enjoy!

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