Methi Matar Malai Recipe

Methi Matar Malai Recipe
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Methi Matar Malai is a famous Punjabi recipe. It is usually served with hot naan. Learn how to make/prepare Matar Methi Malai by following this easy recipe.
Methi Matar Malai Recipe
Difficulty Easy
Rating 9.4 / 10 (57 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 1/2 Cup cream or malai
  • 1 Bunch methi leaves, chopped
  • 1 Cup boiled green peas
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp Ghee or butter
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Pinch asafoetida

    Powder together:
  • 1 Cardamom
  • 1/2 Inch stick cinnamon
  • 2-3 Cloves

    Grind to paste:
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 tbsp Khus khus (poppy seeds)
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1-1/2 tbsp Cashewnuts
  • 1 tbsp Curds
  • 2-3 Green chillies
  • 1/2 Inch piece ginger
How to make Methi Matar Malai:
  • Take salted hot water.
  • Immerse methi in this water for 5 minutes.
  • Wash properly under running water.
  • Remove excess water with the help of a colander.
  • Take a bowl and beat malai until it becomes smooth.
  • Heat ghee in a kadai.
  • Add cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  • Mix the paste properly and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add powdered spice and salt to taste.
  • Now add peas, methi leaves, malai and all other ingredients.
  • Boil it until gravy thickens.
  • Sprinkle a dash of flour to make gravy thick. Mix it well.
  • Small amount of milk can be used, in case gravy is too thick.
  • Malai Methi Matar is ready to serve.

Reviews and Ratings:
Dipti kasat posted 13/07/2012
sucharita posted 26/06/2012
It turned out really well. Added some milk and some water to make the gravy a bit thinner. No need to add flour. :)
suvarna menon posted 26/03/2012
Very easy to make. Yummy. Thanks