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Methi Matar Malai|Methi Malai Mutter

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Methi Matar Malai/Methi Malai Matar is an aromatic, creamy, and flavourful  North Indian Curry.

methi malai muttur, methi malai matar,Fenugreek leaves with green peas and cream

Methi Malai Matar

The main ingredients are methi (fenugreek leaves), matar (green peas) and malai (heavy cream) and aromatic whole spices.

The slight sweetish taste of the gravy is due to cream and onions and balanced by the bitter methi.

Methi matar malai I have enjoyed in some restaurants but my family has not enjoyed it. When I made Methi matar malai I was a little apprehensive about its reception. But was much appreciated, my younger daughter who had a party wanted me to save some for her.

The whole story of Methi Malai Matar began with this fresh bundle of Methi/fenugreek leaves.

Methi leaves

Fresh Fenugreek Leaves

It is a welcome change from the regular Punjabi gravies like aloo matar, jalfrezi that are onion and tomato based.

The other methi dishes we have enjoyed in the past are

The peas dishes that are yummy are

This recipe is from here.

Creamy green peas and freah fenugreek leaves

Mathi Malai Mutar

In place of cream, you can use milk too. I have done this once the result was not as creamy as before but still yum.

Methi Matar Malai|Methi Malai Mutter

Methi Matar Malai/Methi Malai Matar is an aromatic, creamy, and flavourful  North Indian Curry.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Accompaniments, Bachelor Recipes, Brunch, Festival Cooking, Kid-Friendly, Protein Rich Diet, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Keyword: Green Peas and Fenugreek Leaves vegetable, Methi Malai Mutter, Methi Matar Malai
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

For the onion paste:

  • 1 tbspn Oil
  • 1/4 inch ¼cinnamon stick
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2 green cardamom
  • 2 black pepper
  • 1 green chilli chopped
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 2 tbspn cashew nuts
  • a!For the methi malai matar:

For the methi malai matar:

  • 1 1/2 cups green peas boiled
  • 2 cups fenugreek leaves plucked
  • 1 tbspn Oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup fresh cream

Instructions

  • Boil the green peas.
  • On the washed methi leaves sprinkle salt mix and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes squeeze out the water from the methi leaves then chop the leaves. This helps in getting rid of the bitterness of the leaves.

To make the onion paste:

  • Heat the oil in a kadhai/wok saute' whole spices (cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns, cardamom) till you get a nice aroma.
  • Add and sauté ginger, garlic and green chillies. Be careful not to saute' too much and change the colour of the spices.
  • Add onions and fry till they are soft and translucent. Let it cool down a bit.
  • Add the onions mixture and cashew nuts to the chutney jar and grind to a smooth paste.

To make the Methi Malai Matar:

  • In the same kadhai/wok heat the oil and add the jeera seeds.
  • Once the jeera splutters add the green peas and chopped methi leaves, salt and garam masala.
  • Mix well and add the onion paste.
  • Add water and bring to boil. Adjust the thickness to your taste, check the seasoning.
  • Stir in the well beaten cream, simmers for a minute or 2. Switch off the flame. cover and let the flavours mingle.
  • Serve hot with roti, naan, paratha.

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Methi Matar Malai/Methi Malai Matar

Methi Matar Malai/Methi Malai Matar is an aromatic, creamy, and flavourful  North Indian Curry.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Accompaniments, Bachelor Recipes, Brunch, Festival Cooking, Kid-Friendly, Protein Rich Diet, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

For the onion paste:

  • 1 tbspn Oil
  • 1/4 inch ¼cinnamon stick
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2 green cardamom
  • 2 black pepper
  • 1 green chilli chopped
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 2 tbspn cashew nuts
  • a!For the methi malai matar:

For the methi malai matar:

  • 1 1/2 cups green peas boiled
  • 2 cups fenugreek leaves plucked
  • 1 tbspn Oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup fresh cream

Instructions

  • Boil the green peas.
  • On the washed methi leaves sprinkle salt mix and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes squeeze out the water from the methi leaves then chop the leaves. This helps in getting rid of the bitterness of the leaves.

To make the onion paste:

  • Heat the oil in a kadhai/wok saute' whole spices (cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns, cardamom) till you get a nice aroma.
  • Add and sauté ginger, garlic and green chillies. Be careful not to saute' too much and change the colour of the spices.
  • Add onions and fry till they are soft and translucent. Let it cool down a bit.
  • Add the onions mixture and cashew nuts to the chutney jar and grind to a smooth paste.

To make the Methi Malai Matar:

  • In the same kadhai/wok heat the oil and add the jeera seeds.
  • Once the jeera splutters add the green peas and chopped methi leaves, salt and garam masala.
  • Mix well and add the onion paste.
  • Add water and bring to boil. Adjust the thickness to your taste, check the seasoning.
  • Stir in the well beaten cream, simmers for a minute or 2. Switch off the flame. cover and let the flavours mingle.
  • Serve hot with roti, naan, paratha.

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  • November 24, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Restaurant style methi matar malai at home … Superb recipe Archana

  • November 24, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    This is a lovely recipe and one of our favorites when we want to avoid tomatoes.

  • November 25, 2017 at 7:54 am

    i love this a lot and the coming winter brings in fresh methi which am gonna make this with 🙂

  • November 25, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Loving the creamy sabji. One of my favorite ????

  • November 26, 2017 at 3:11 am

    Creamy and delicious curry, perfect with hot parathas.

  • November 26, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    I like this sabzi, tastes good with phulka. Nice share.

  • Sapana Behl
    November 28, 2017 at 1:08 am

    My favourite dish, such creamy and tasty looking curry.

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  • March 12, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Love this curry. Not had since long. Tempting it looks.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 12, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      Thanks.

  • March 12, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Methi matar malai my favourite, your recipe sounds tempting a must try for sure.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 12, 2018 at 9:54 pm

      Please let me know how you like it.

  • March 12, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Such a delicious combination of veggies. Curry looks so creamy and delicious.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 12, 2018 at 9:53 pm

      Thanks Priya Satheesh.

  • March 12, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Looks like restaurant style methi malai recipe. Lovely share????

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 12, 2018 at 9:52 pm

      Thanks Avin

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 13, 2018 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks

  • March 13, 2018 at 6:39 am

    That is one creamy and yummy looking Methi matar malai. Such a delicious accompaniment to rice or rotis.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 13, 2018 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks Pavani.

  • March 13, 2018 at 8:42 am

    One of my favorite methi dishes; yumm. Awesome share 🙂 🙂

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 13, 2018 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks

  • March 13, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    This is something I also prepare when fresh methi and fresh matar are in season. Lovely share

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 13, 2018 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks

  • March 13, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Methi malai mattar is best for this summer season. Mehti leaves are a healthier choice to add in daily menu.. This is an awesome recipe..

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 13, 2018 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 15, 2018 at 8:43 pm

      Thanks dear.

  • March 14, 2018 at 12:35 am

    Archana is your recipe incomplete? When do we add the malai? I’ve never tasted methi matar malai but would love to make it at home as I love methi.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 15, 2018 at 9:11 pm

      Thank you, Mayuri. Cannot believe I did this goof up. Generally, I check but this time… so sorry.

  • March 14, 2018 at 12:51 am

    Rich ,Creamy and delicious. Awesome share..am sure tastes great with rotis

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 15, 2018 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks.

  • March 14, 2018 at 3:40 am

    One of my favorite leaves. I always like to plant these in my garden. Looks like flavorful side dish:)

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 15, 2018 at 8:42 pm

      I can not get it to grow for I forget to water them.:(

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 15, 2018 at 8:41 pm

      Thanks.

  • March 14, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Methi malai mattar looks absolutely creamy and very tempting to enjoy with some rotis.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 15, 2018 at 8:41 pm

      😀 Thanks, Priya.

  • March 14, 2018 at 10:35 am

    You won’t believe Archana Tai, this is my husband’s favourite. I dont make this at home as much as he wants it as its quite loaded with rich ingredients and he is on the path to weight loss much like me. haha. But show him this bowl of curry, he will forget everything.. Absolutely love this veggie.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 25, 2018 at 8:41 pm

      You can feed him once in a while and cheat by adding what one of my readers has said add oats or makhana. 😀

  • March 14, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    I love any dish which uses methi. Yours looking so yum !!

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 15, 2018 at 8:38 pm

      Thank you.

  • March 14, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    The slight sweetish taste of the methi matar malai must taste yum !!

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 15, 2018 at 8:38 pm

      Yes, Sasmita. It is yummy.

  • March 15, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Love this sabzi. Yours looks delicious, tastes good with phulka.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 15, 2018 at 8:37 pm

      True Jayashree yummy with phulkas.Thanks.

  • sapana
    March 15, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Love the creamy methi matar malai. Would love to gobble it with some naan.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 15, 2018 at 8:35 pm

      Thanks Sapana.

  • Bhawana
    March 15, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Methi malai matar is such a fabulous and lip-smacking curry for us. This bitter sweet taste is just awesome. I add oats powder or lotus seeds powder to make it thick.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 16, 2018 at 8:49 pm

      Thanks, Bhawana.will remember oats n lotus seeds suggestion.

  • March 19, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Such a delicious gravy Archana! I am yet to post this dish on the blog. My EO loves to eat it as such without Roti!

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 20, 2018 at 7:28 pm

      Your EO I have not met but sounds like a kid who knows what to appreciate. 😀

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