Methi Matar Malai | How to make Methi Matar Malai

By Poonam Bachhav  |  16th Apr 2016  |  
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About Methi Matar Malai Recipe

Methi Matar Malai is a popular North Indian dish. As the name suggest it is a creamy gravy made with Methi ( Fenu greek) and Matar ( Green Peas ). The dish is fragrant and very delicious, as it uses the fresh ground spices.

The delicious and mouthwatering Methi Matar Malai is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Methi Matar Malai is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Methi Matar Malai. Poonam Bachhav shared Methi Matar Malai recipe which can serve 5 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you learn how to make the delicious Methi Matar Malai. Try this delicious Methi Matar Malai recipe at home and surprise your family and friends. You can connect with the Poonam Bachhav of Methi Matar Malai by commenting on the page. In case you have any questions around the ingredients or cooking process. The Methi Matar Malai can also be given a rating. The "What's cooking" feature can be used to share your experience when you make Methi Matar Malai with other users

Methi Matar Malai

Ingredients to make Methi Matar Malai

  • 2 cup methi leaves ( Fenu greek leaves)
  • 1 cup fresh green peas
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large onion roughly chopped
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 10-12 almonds ( soaked overnight or blanched)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2-3 black pepper corn
  • 2-3 cloves
  • small piece of cinnamon stick
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp Heavy cream

How to make Methi Matar Malai

  1. Take Onion, ginger and green chilies in a grinder and make a paste. To this paste add the peeled soaked almonds and grind to a smooth paste. Add little water if needed.
  2. In a pan , dry roast the spices on a low to medium flame until aromatic. Grind them to a powder and keep aside.
  3. Cook the green peas with water and salt either in an open pan or in a microwave. Drain and keep aside. Similarly clean and wash the Fenu greek leaves thoroughly , drain and chop it finely.
  4. Heat up oil a pan on low to medium flame. Add the onion, almond paste to it and saute very well for 2-3 minutes ,or until the paste leaves the sides of the pan.
  5. Now add 1 tsp of the freshly ground spice powder and mix well. To this now add the finely chopped Fenu greek leaves mix, now stir in milk to this.
  6. Add salt and cover cook the gravy for 2-3 minutes . Be cautious while adding salt as the green peas already have salt.
  7. Add the cooked green peas and cook for another 1 minute. Now add the chilled heavy cream. I have added the home made fresh heavy cream. Beat the cream to make it smooth , The cream has to be chilled , or else it will split in the gravy.
  8. Mix well and cook for 1 more minute and put off the flame.
  9. Serve the Methi Matar Malai with naan ,chapati or paratha and enjoy !

My Tip:

Usually Cashew nut paste is added to the gravy. But I always prefer Almonds over Cashews and hence replaced them, You can used blanched Almonds, I have soaked them overnight and peeled and made a paste.

Reviews for Methi Matar Malai (6)

Manjushree Sooraj2 years ago

Hi...I have cooked this dish and shared a pic in the appreciation section. Thank you for sharing the recipe..

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Meena Pandya2 years ago

yes awesome my son luv it

Nayna Desai2 years ago


Geetha Veeramani2 years ago

nice and different

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