Monday, May 14, 2012

Methi Matar Malai

Fresh fenugreek and peas cooked in rich cream and tomato sauce



Today I am sharing the recipe of the very popular punjabi curry -methi matar malai. There are so many versions of making this.but this is my favourite version. If you want a white gravy then use curd instead of tomato puree and can also substitute cream with fresh milk.and if fresh fenugreek is not available then dried fenugreek (methi) leaves can also be used.

INGREDIENTS;-
  • Fresh fenugreek-200 gms
  • Boiled peas-150 gms
  • Grated ginger-1 t.s 
  • Cashew nuts-10
  • Thick cream-1/2 cup
  • Tomato puree-1 cup
  • Butter-2 t.s
  • Garam masala-1 t.s
  • Chilli powder-1/2 t.s
  • Coriander powder-1 t.s
  • Mango powder-1/2 t.s
  • Sugar-1 t.s
  • Salt-1/2 t.s
PROCEDURE:-
  1. Wash and chop fenugreek and then apply 1 t.s salt and keep aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Squeeze the water from it and wash 2-3 times with fresh water.(you can deep fry the fenugreek leaves in hot oil if you don't like the slightly bitter taste of it.)
  3. Soak cashews for 20 minutes in warm water and then grind with 2 green chillies and ginger.
  4. Heat 2 tbls oil in a pan,add  fenugreek and saute for 1 minute.
  5. Sprinkle 3 tbls water and cover and cook for 5 minutes on low flame.
  6. Add chilli powder,coriander powder,saute.then add salt and tomato puree and cashew paste
  7. Cook for 2 minutes then add boiled peas and sugar .cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Now add butter and cream,give it a boil and add garam masala.
  9. Switch off the flame and add mango powder (optional)
  10. Serve hot.
serving suggestions-serve as a side dish with naan,roti or kulchas.




  

30 comments:

meena said...

the very first time i had this dish methi matar malai i just loved it. i did google it and learn from my friend and as u said we can susbtitute tomato for curd or milk. i have used both versions but never tried adding cashews in it. and its absolutely yummy. looking at this now i feel i should make this again as it has been ages since i last made this, i love this but at home my kids dont like it much.

Mythreyi said...

Will goes perfect with Nan!


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Priya said...

Rich and super tempting methi mattar,wish to have with some rotis.

Spice up the Curry said...

your curry looks so good. love your version too.

simran said...

yum!this is such a lovely party dish..........tasted methi malai mutter recently for the first time...really good..and your recipe is really nice.

Suja Manoj said...

Creamy and rich curry,drooling.

DivyaGCP said...

So delicious and inviting curry..

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Rani acharyulu said...

This is one of our favourite recipe...like your version....looks so rich and creamy....

Prathima Rao said...

Creamy & mouthwatering!!
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Amarendra said...

A perfect restaurant style version.. Loved it.

Shanthi said...

Super yum and makes me drool

Akila said...

wow simply superb...

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notyet100 said...

I am craving for some now,,

Hema said...

Very rich and flavorful dish..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and yummy looking methi matar malai.

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Paaka Shaale said...

The methi matar malai looks authentic and amazing. Awesome presentation :)

Shobha said...

This looks just like the restaurant one..absolutely divine.

Jay said...

lovely & true deliciousnes..:P
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Roshni said...

Love this dish.. i made a few months ago and posted. your version looks yummy

Julie said...

Creamy n mouthwatering..Love it with naan!!

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Gayathri NG said...

Looks perfect tempting creamy and rich gravy...

Tina said...

So creamy and rich...yumm.

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

One of my favorites. Order it most of the times while eating out. Looks awesome.

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faseela said...

creamy n yummy curry......

Madhavi said...

Yummyyyyy methi matar malai and lovely color of this curry!!!

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Sumi said...

absolutely yummy:)

Nisha said...

I have tried so many recipes of Methi Matar Malai, but still couldn't get that taste that I was looking for.
Yours looks great. I gotta try this too the next time I get methi leaves.

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Hiral - Shine - like a diamond ! said...

Ma'm !! you are my inspiration!!! the food you make and the photos you post are mind-blowingly mouthwatering !!!!! and always remind me of my mom's food!!!
lots of love your way :) :)

pls dont stop blogging:)

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Thanks for all the satvik receipes.have put your blog on favourites.lotsa love sharda