Methi Matar Malai is a rich and creamy curry made using fresh fenugreek leaves or methi and peas. Try this restaurant style recipe at the comfort of your home. Here is how to make methi matar malai recipe.

Methi Matar Malai Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 427 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Methi Matar Malai is a rich and creamy curry made using fresh fenugreek leaves or methi and peas. Try this restaurant style recipe at the comfort of your home. Here is how to make methi matar malai recipe.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups Methi/Fenugreek Leaves Chopped
  • 1 cup Matar/Peas
  • 1 cup Onion Thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp Ginger Chopped
  • 1 tsp Garlic Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Cashew Nut
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Chopped
  • 2 tsp Green Chilli Chopped
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 3 Green Cardamom
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 50 g Khoya Grated
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Cream
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice

Instructions

  1. Wash and chop methi.
  2. Heat water in a pan and when it comes to a boil, add methi leaves and peas and cook for 2 minutes.

  3. Drain the water and keep the methi and peas aside.
  4. Boil onion, ginger and garlic in water for 5 minutes.

  5. Drain the water and add the boiled onion, ginger and garlic in a blender.

  6. Blend with cashew nuts, tomato and green chillies to make a smooth paste.

  7. Heat oil in a pan.
  8. Add cardamom and cinnamon and fry for a few seconds.

  9. Add the onion and cashew nut paste to the pan and fry for 3- 4 minutes.

  10. Now add salt, red chilli powder, garam masala, and khoya.

  11. Add 1 cup water and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  12. Add the cooked methi and peas in the pan and cook fro 2-3 minutes.

  13. Now add fresh cream and sugar and cook for a minute.

  14. Add lemon juice.
  15. Garnish with fresh cream.
  16. Serve hot with naan or laccha paratha.

Recipe Notes

You can replace peas with corn or boiled aloo or potatoes.

Reduce the water and make a dry version of methi matar malai.

Nutrition Facts
Methi Matar Malai Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 427 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 77mg3%
Potassium 346mg10%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 1075IU22%
Vitamin C 23mg28%
Calcium 135mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.