Methi Matar Malai

Being an Indian & hardcore Punjabi, I immensely love the varieties of yummiest & tastiest dish we can eat everyday. There are uncountable dishes we can have without repeating one even in years to come. If I mainly talk about how desi dishes are making gaga over the world & winning the heart of people worldwide, then Methi Matar Malai will come in the list for sure.

This extra delicious dish has my heart personally because it left flavours in my mouth to satisfy my soul. And today I’m going to talk about the same. How you make Methi Matar Malai for your dinner, make your family happy & even serve in front of your guest to gather lots of praises from them.

It is a rich Indian dish of green peas in a creamy, rich sauce which we usually order for ourselves from the restaurant menus.  The taste of this would be same & rich.

Cashew nuts, automatic world-famous Indian spices make the curry of Methi Matar Malai even tastier. Well, if you haven’t tasted this dish earlier- I would like to tell you that it has a creamy smooth taste due to the use of cream & white gravy. It is entirely different from red & green gravy.

This mouth-watering dish is ideal for making winter season as Methi or fenugreek leaves is the seasoned vegetable available in winter seasons. You can also prepare in this off season, but the real taste you will get from seasonal Methi is definitely different.

So, follow my step by easy step guide to preparing this creamy gravy Methi Matar Malai to make yourself, your family & children happiest.



2 Green cardamom

2 laung

1 Bay leaves

Garlic -10

1 Black Cardamom

Cumin seeds-1tsp

Green chilli-2

Meethi -150gm

Matar- 1 and 1/2 cup

Cream- 1/2 cup

Medium Onion-2

Medium Tomatoes – 2

Cashews nut -13-14

Garam masala-1/2tsp

Turmeric-1/2 tsp

Dhaniya powder-1/2 tsp

Salt according to taste


Water -1/2 cup


1. Heat the wok(kadai) , Add 1 tbsp oil into it. Now add sliced onion ,Garlic, cashew nuts, Green cardamom ,laung, two slit chillies. Stir it well. Cook it for 5 minutes.

2. Now add  chopped tomatoes . Cook it until it become soft. Turn off the gas and let it cool completely.

3. Now in a chopper/mixing grinder blend it and make a smooth puree.


4. In another wok, heat 1tbsp oil . In low flame Add methi and cook it for 2-3minutes. It will shrink and now . Add matar(pea) and cook it for 5-6minutes. Then switch off the gas and put it aside.

5. Now take a wok add 3tbsp oil. In low flame when oil is heated add 1tsp cumin seeds, bay leaf, black cardamom and then add puree we already prepared and cook it till oil get separated.


6. Mix now methi ,matar which we already saluted.

7. Now time for spices, Add salt, turmeric, red chilli, dhaniya powder, garam masala. Mix it well. Let masala cook for a while.

5. Now add 1/2 cup water and let come to boil. Cool it for 10 minutes.

6. Add 1/2 cup cream. I have taken fresh cream. Cover the lid and cook for 2 minutes.

7. Add 1/4tsp sugar (optional)

8. Now it is ready to serve.

Methi matar malai

Try it out and let me , know how It comes out. You can also check more winter Delicacy on my site_ Gajar Ka Halwa, matar ki kheer, Mushroom do pyaza.

January 10, 2022

11 Replies to “Methi Matar Malai”

  1. MeenalSonal says: January 24, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    All the greens in one dish is super happiness in winters. I personally like your recipe style, shall try this way this weekend.

  2. Varsh says: January 24, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Know what, I have all the ingredients at home and was planning to make this tomorrow. Will follow your recipe this time. I love it!

  3. MeenalSonal says: January 24, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Seeing all the greens in one dish is super happiness in winters. I personally like your recipe style, shall try this way this weekend.

  4. Rakhi Jayashankar says: January 24, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    Being an South Indian I always wanted to try the North Indian dishes. This one i have never tried. Next in my cooking plan is methi mattar malai

  5. Roma Gupta Sinha says: January 24, 2022 at 3:54 pm

    You made me drool my dear and what a fabulous recipe you have shared here. I will love to try it at the earliest and devour the rich taste.

  6. Hansa Kajaria says: January 24, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    I too make it in the same way but just don’t add tomatoes to it. So my version come out in white due to only onion and cashews and malai.

  7. Swati Mathur says: January 24, 2022 at 12:27 pm

    Methi malai matter is my favorite dish too. I love the aroma of it while cooking. This is such a healthy and delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing, I will cook it tomorrow.

  8. Snigdha says: January 24, 2022 at 12:59 am

    My son loves methi matar malai . Your recipe looks delicious. Even we too prepare in the same way .

  9. Milan Singhal says: January 23, 2022 at 11:47 pm

    Hey Thanks for sharing this yum recipe. Its one of my favourites but never tried it at home. Now will try and let u know how it turned out.

  10. Neha Tambe says: January 22, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    I love methi malai mutter and my mom usually makes it when I go home. Your pictures look delicious and the recipe is perfect for the current Pune weather.

  11. Surbhi Prapanna says: January 20, 2022 at 5:28 am

    Your post has made me nostalgic. this recipe was a staple at my place during winter and my mom used to make it often when we were young. it has been long, since I had made it. thanks for reminding me. will make it soon for sure.

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