Sunday, June 19, 2011

Methi Matar Malai - Methi Malai Matar Recipe

Methi Matar Malai - Fresh methi leaves with green peas combined in a creamy sauce....yum. I always have  dried methi leaves so make this gravy often with milk to make it low fat.

Its June 19th - fathers day, my appas and daughters birthday today - so its a triple treat for me. I wanted to have a post in my space marked on this date........:)
Methi Matar Malai Recipe

Methi Matar Malai Recipe:
Serves 2

Ingredients:
  • Peas - 1 cup
  • Kasoori methi - 3 tbsp (or) Fresh methi leaves-1/2 cup
  • Onion chopped-1
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Jeera-1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli - 1 chopped finely
  • Milk -1 cup
  • Cashew - 5 soaked in milk
  • Malai / Cream - 2 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder -1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder-1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  • Oil-1 tbsp
  • Salt - as required

Methi Matar Malai Recipe
Method:
1.Soak cashews in milk for 15mins then grind the cashews to a smooth paste, keep aside.
Methi Matar Malai Recipe - Step1
2.Boil peas until soft and keep aside. I used fresh peas. Heat oil, add jeera, ginger garlic paste, green chillies and fry for a minute. Then add onions and fry till slightly browned.
Methi Matar Malai Recipe - Step2
3.Now add the cashew paste and fry it for 2mins. Add the spice powders(turmeric, garam masala and red chilli powder), required salt and mix well. Add the milk and give a stir.
Methi Matar Malai Recipe - Step3
4.Then add cream at this stage. Allow it to boil for 3mins until the gravy starts thickening. Then add boiled green peas.
Methi Matar Malai Recipe - Step4
5.Bring the mixture to a short boil. Now add kasuri methi.Add little water(if required) to desired consistency and simmer for 3 mins. Switch off and Serve hot with rotis.
Methi Matar Malai Recipe - Step5
I have seen dried peas being used in some restaurants. But I like fresh peas than the dried one for this gravy. This is a easy and rich gravy sure a good alternate to the usual tomato based gravies.
Methi Matar Malai Recipe
My Notes:

  • If you are adding fresh methi leaves, saute it for a couple of minutes till it shrinks and then add it after the 3rd step.
  • You can also add half and half of cream and milk for extra richness.
  • You can also grind green chillies with cashews and make a paste.
  • If you dont have fresh green peas, try dried green peas as alternate.
Methi Matar Malai Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J

58 comments:

  1. Lovely Recipe. Goin to try this tomorrow...

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  2. Happy birthday to Kutty and your dad :) And wish your dad a happy father's day too :)

    Oh my god!! Peas is such a delicious veggi and the methi and malai make it all the more special and tasty :) soooper :)

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  3. This looks really exotic and very much like restaurant dish..beautiful clicks.

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  4. Happy Birthday to your gal n appa ..hope you guys had great day ...this looks so yum ...

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  5. Hearty wishes to your princess n Appa :) MMM curry looks absolutely delicious n wonderful recipe too...very nice clicks....

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  6. Wow, Sharmi this is stunning. One of my favourite dishes. Delicious!

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  7. Happy birthday to ur lil princess and dad, methi matar malai looks super irresistible..

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  8. Birthday wishes to all :) I can totally relate .. when both my boys ( H & lil V) celebrate it together... Its a joyous occasion!!!
    Its my fav... and its perfectly done!!
    Kudos!!

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  9. Birthday wishes for the birthday girl and dad:)

    I so looking forward for your mango cake! I tried Mango Cheesecake today from a site and it turned such a disaster :( Cake is not setting at all. Mixture is still creamy & frothy (after 3hrs of chilling it) :((

    Pls post it soon as possible!!

    From: Sw

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  10. My Birthday wishes to your daughter & Appa!. Gravy looks nice & creamy.

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  11. The methi matar malai looks so rich and fabulous. Just perfect for the occasion.

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  12. A very happy b'day to both the spl persons :) The recipe is sure a winner and perfect for celebrating the occasion. Lovely Clicks

    Cheers,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  13. Seriously am drooling over that delicious methi matar maili,simply mouthwatering here..

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  14. That looks delicious. I'm totally craving it.

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  15. I want to eat this right now ~ looks so appetizing!
    US Masala

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  16. Wow..Happy birthday to ur dad and ur lil one..Creamy matar malai looks so yum

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  17. Birthday wishes to ur dad and ur daughter. Perfect recipe to celebrate, very creamy and tempting.

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  18. Looks very rich,I have never tried or tasted so far,sure have to try... :) Hope you all had a great time yesterday! :)

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  19. Love MMM anytime,its rich,creamy n yummy...belated wishes 2 ur daughter as well as dad..:)

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  20. thats a delicious version of methi malai mutter with the addition of less cream. Hope u had a blast yesterday. nice presentation

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  21. lucky appa n kid to have this wonderful dish..its yumm

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  22. Delicious Methi Malai Matar...looks mouthwatering...Perfect with rotis..

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  23. Wow!!! Your Dad and your princess born on the same day!! Lucky. A very hearty wishes to them. The curry looks very very yumm and creamy. Excellent presentation and amazing clicks.

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  24. Looks absolutely delicious!!!Wish i can have this right now..

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  25. I made this today. Came out amazing.

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  26. Happy Bday to your lil gal n appa ..hope you guys had great fun ...this looks so yummy ...:)

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  27. Birthday wishes to your little girl and dad. Food looks delicious.Love the thick gravy dishes.

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  28. Wishes to everyone!!!looks v.yummy!!!I do almost the same way..but I do add atbsp of plain yogurt...

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  29. B'day wishes to ur daughter n appa..Delicious curry dear..perfect with roti..

    Some awards are waiting for you at my space. Please accept them :)

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  30. i never make anything like this.. but looks delicious and i like the colors of the meal! nice job!

    have a nice day,
    Lucy,

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  31. Big celebration time...B'day wishes to your Appa and lil girl :-)

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  32. A big happy birthday to your Dad and little one. The dish looks amazing. Beautiful clicks as always..

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  33. Love that creamy and yummy curry!

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  34. I love this dish .. But I've never made this at home .. looks yumm

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  35. nice recipe ..looks so perfect and yummy!!! loved the clicks too

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  36. Belated birth day wishes to your daughter and appa. Methi matar malai looks dleicious.

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  37. Belated happy b'day to dad and ur lil girl :)

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  38. Woww.. its soo mouthwatering dear :D Yummmmmmmmm

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  39. This pea creation looks mouthwatering! I could have finished the whole bowl!

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  40. Belated Birthday wishes for both of them ....this is such a perfect combo with roti just yum!

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  41. The curry looks beautiful, not doubt. But even more beautiful is your styling. Aha!

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  42. This looks amzing. Beautiful pictures!

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  43. I cooked this today. Followed every step exactly the same as mentioned here. Very yummmmy and tasty. Thanks! My mum n dad loved it.

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  44. @Pooja : Wow what a coincidence I made this yest too :) with rotis. Glad that u liked it!

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  45. Yum Yum! Love it but have never made it - now after seeing photos I've really got to try! ~Nisha

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  46. I made this today and it came out very tasty. Me and my husband loved it. Thanks a lot Sharmi for this wonderful recipe. I love your blog.

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  47. I tried, it cameout really very well,very tasty, my kid and husband loved it. Thank u for ur blog.

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  48. I made this recipe yesterday it cameout really well. My husband and kid liked it verymuch. Thank u for ur blog.

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  49. nice recipe... :) i loved it <3 ... thanks a lot for the recipe...

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  50. Excellent Recipe..

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  51. looks yummy!
    will try it tommorrow :)

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  52. hey! prepared it! was yum! jus the gravy was less!
    thanks for the recipe :)

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  53. I just doubled the amount of everything because i needed to make it for 6 adults :) turned out awesome , i also added 2 clovers of cardamom which i had blitzed right after i added the milk... it added more sweetness and aroma :)all my family looved the recipe thank u for posting

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  54. brilliant! I'm going to cook it for my hubby tomorrow :)

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  55. tried it came out good. thanks a lot for the detailed reciepe.

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