7 January 2009

Mattar Methi Malai

Bring in the New Year with a rich, mildly spiced and creamy gravy with peas and fenugreek leaves. This gravy is simple to make and is a clever way to make kids have methi. Read about the benefits of methi here. Mattar methi malai teams well with naan or kulcha and makes a hearty winter dish.


You need:

1 cup methi leaves finely chopped
1 onion finely chopped
3-4 dry red chillies
1/4 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
4 tbsp cashew paste
salt to taste
1 tsp green chilli paste
1 tbsp mava
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup water
a sliced tomato for garnish

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, red chillies and onion and stir fry till light brown. Add chopped methi leaves, saute for a minute and keep aside. Boil the peas and keep aside. Heat ghee in a pan, add green chilli paste, cashew paste, mava and milk and stir together. Add the sauteed methi, peas, salt and water and let it cook for a few minutes till the gravy assumes the required consistency. Serve hot garnished with tomatoes.

Other methi/fenugreek leaves recipes featured earlier:

10 comments:

Happy cook said...

This looks really creamy and delicious.
Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy 2009.

Asha said...

Hi J, just started blogging today and caught your post first thing in the morning. Love the way this dish looks, simple and delicious.I get frozen Methi here in Winter which is terribly stringy.I have to grow my own in summer and try this!:))

Happy new year.

Usha said...

Methi malai matar looks very inviting, loved the tip about adding a little mawa to the give the gravy a creamier texture...first time here you have a wonderful space :-)

sagari said...

wowwwwwww looks delecious creamy

Mallugirl said...

happy new year, jo.. ur matar malai looks so decadent!!

Sharmi said...

Happy New Year Jyo, nice to see you back! never made this recipe. looks very creamy:)

Jyothsna said...


Good to see you all here and Happy New Year to you!

Cynthia said...

Happy New Year!

Nithya Praveen said...

Looks rich,creamy and delicious....Wonderful!

Jyothsna said...


Hi Cynthia! Good to see you!

Nithya - Welcome here!