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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
9.3 / 10 ( 56 votes)
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• 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.
Methi Matar Malai Recipe

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  Recipe Reviews
Submitted by: Dipti kasat
posted : 13-Jul-2012 11:02 AM

It turned out really well. Added some milk and some water to make the gravy a bit thinner. No need to add flour. :)
Submitted by: sucharita
posted : 26-Jun-2012 02:47 AM

Very easy to make. Yummy. Thanks
Submitted by: suvarna menon
posted : 26-Mar-2012 10:49 AM

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