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Methi Matar Malai (Fenugreek & Green Peas Curry)

 Published 2008-Sep-17   Updated 2019-Jun-28

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Fenugreek Leaves and Green Peas Curry)

Recipe For Methi Matar Malai


  • Green Peas - 1 cup
  • Fenugreek leaves (Methi) - 1 bunch
  • Cream - 1/2 cup
  • Tomato - 1 (pureed)
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Milk - if needed for gravy
  • Butter - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste

To Grind

  • Onion - 1
  • Green Chilly - 1
  • Cashew nuts/ Almonds - 1 tbsp
  • Poppy seeds(khus khus) - 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Curd - 1 tbsp
  • Ginger - 1/2 " piece
  • Cinnamon - 1/2 " stick
  • Cloves - 3
  • Cardoon - 1


  1. Roast all the ingredients under "to grind" except curd. Make a paste of it with the curd and keep aside.
  2. Remove the methi leaves, discard the stem. Soak it in hot water for 5 minutes and drain it well.
  3. Heat butter in a pan, add the cumin seeds.
  4. Add the chilly powder, turmeric powder, ground paste and the tomato puree and let it cook for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add the green peas (matar), fenugreek leaves(methi) and malai (cream).
  6. Add milk as needed to get the desired gravy consistency.
  7. Boil for 5 minutes until the gravy thickens and the ingredients are cooked.
  8. Garnish with some fresh cream and serve with any roti varieties.

Healthy Tip

  • A low fat version of the same recipe can be made by using fat free half and half or evaporated milk instead of cream.

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Comments (10)

Person   ()
What cream have you used?
Person   ()
Amul fresh cream in India.
In US, heavy whipping cream from any brand.
Person   ()
In the ingredients to grind, is it small onion or big onion.
Can I use sour cream?
Person   ()
I used 1 medium sized big onion here. You could also use a few small onions instead. Sour cream would change the whole taste of the dish. So try to find fresh cream or heavy cream.
Person   ()
I liked your receipe, very delicious!!!!!
Person   ()
Thank You Bindu.
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nice reciepe.
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Thank you.
Person   ()
we are relishing this with garma garam rotis. \

thank you.
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good good..

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 Published by on and last updated on 2019-06-28.