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.

Ingredients

Oil-4tbsp

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

Sugar-1/4tsp

Water -1/2 cup

Method

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

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