Methi Matar Malai






Mator Methi Malai is a creamy , rich and aromatic north Indian Recipe . This main course is cooked in rich creamy gravy with fenugreek leaves and green peas . A whole some , delicious and delectable white mild spicy gravy for all those who love vegetarian .   








INGREDIENTS : 

  • 1 bunch fenugreek leaves 
  • 1 onions finely chopped 
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1/2 tsp sugar or as required 
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder 
  • 1/2 cup fresh cream  
  • 1/2 cup milk 
  • salt to taste 
  • oil 

INGREDIENTS FOR PASTE : 

  • 50 gms cashews 
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds 
  • 2-4 green chilies 
  • 6-7 cloves of garlic 
  • 1 inch ginger 
  • 1 medium onion 
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 

METHOD : 

1. Boil 1 medium onion for 4-7 minutes , off the gas and place alone the onion in a food processor and blend to smooth paste with all the other ingredients mentioned under the " INGREDIENTS FOR PASTE " Section .





2. Clean , wash and chop methi leaves into thick pieces . Blanch the methi leaves in boiling water for 2- 3 minutes , drain and keep under the tap ( cold ) water for few seconds .





3. In a pan or kadhai drizzle some oil , add the methi leaves and saute for a while , transfer in another plate and keep aside .





4 . In the same pan , drizzle some more oil and add chopped onions , fry until the onions starts changing its colour .



5. Add the prepared paste and roast for a minute , add 1/2 cup water and add green peas .



6. Cover and cook until the peas are completely done . ( In between if the gravy has dried up add 1/2 0r 1 cup water warm water ) 



7. Add salt , sugar , garam masala powder .







8 . Now add cooked methi leaves , mix well .



9. Add fresh cream and milk , mix well . Adjust the salt and spices .





10 . Cover and cook until the methi leaves are completely done . Serve hot with parantha or phulkas .





NOTE : 

Increase or decrease the no of green chillies as per your preferences .
If you are running out of time , you can directly fry the methi leaves in the pan and skip the blanch step . 





PREPARATION TIME : 15 - 20 Minutes .
COOKING TIME : 20 Minutes .
TOTAL TIME : 40 Minutes .
SERVES : 2 Persons .  



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