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Methi Malai Matar

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Methi Malai Matar is a rich and creamy curry made using fresh fenugreek leaves or methi and peas.

Include methi in your everyday diet because of its nutritional benefits. Methi is bitter in taste, but looking at this green leafy vegetable’s health benefits it is very essential to include this in our daily diet. Methi helps in reducing cholesterol, lowers the risk of heart disease, helps in losing weight, and improves digestion, thus include methi in your everyday diet and eat it as often as possible.

Since these leaves have a slightly bitter taste to them, that’s why they pair beautifully with sweet green peas and fresh cream in methi malai matar . This is a rich dish because it has a lot of cream, cashews so it’s perfect for special occasions or when you have some guests over for dinner. But if you are going crazy over all the cream in this recipe then you can definitely cut down on it, traditionally though it is supposed to be made like this – yes with lots of cream!

Serves – 4


4 cups of methi (fenugreek leaves), only leaves, washed, chopped,
3/4th cup green peas,
1/2 cup fresh cream (I used Amul),
2tbsp butter,
1 tsp cumin seeds,
1-2 pinches of kasuri meethi, slightly roasted,
1 tsp sugar,
Salt to taste

Masala – 1
onion, diced,
1 inch ginger,
3-4 garlic pods, (optional)
2 green chillies,

Masala – 2
1 green cardamom,
1 black cardamon,
1-2 small sticks of cinnamon,
1tsp black pepper corns,
5-6 cashews


  1. Grind the ingredients in Masala 1 and Masala 2 separately and set aside.
  2. Heat butter in a wok and add the cumin seeds. Once they become golden brown, add the ground Masala 1.
  3. Once the masala turns golden brown, add the chopped methi and stir well. Add the sugar and add the salt as per taste. Cover and allow it to cook half way.
  4. Add the green peas and stir well. Cover and simmer until the peas are cooked half way.
  5. Add the ingredients of Masala 2 and mix well. Keep stirring and add a little water to adjust the consistency.
  6. Remove from the heat and stir in the cream. Sprinkle the kasuri meethi and serve hot.

Methi Malai Matar tastes great with Naan, Missi Roti, Tawa Parathas, Phulka, or any of your favorite flatbreads. You can also serve it along with steamed rice, Jeera Rice, or any other lightly spiced pulao.
I like to serve this Methi Malai Matar for my festive meals along with Dal Makhani, Jeera Rice, Boondi Raita, and Roti.
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  2. so inviting and delicious !!

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  4. Ohh, the photo is simply stunning! I have never tried this dish but it sounds great! Happy to be your newest follower!

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