Methi Matar Malai

Methi Matar Malai

My todays recipe is Methi Matar Malai. It is a Punjabi North India recipe which is very popular. Methi Matar Malai can be found in the menu of the most North Indian restaurants. Methi means Fenugreek leaves and Matar means Green peas, is great combination. The gravy is made from onion and cashews with some whole spices.

Methi Matar Malai

Methi Matar Malai is very flavorful and aromatic dish with creamy, smooth and delicious gravy. It tastes great when served with Indian breads like Naan, Roti or Paratha. Yesterday, I made Shahi Paneer Kofta, Dal Tadka, Jeera RIce and Methi Matar Malai. Yum Yum……

Methi Matar Malai




Serves 4


For gravy

Chopped onion – 2 cup

Cashew – 1/2 cup

Cumin seeds -1 tbsp

Garlic – 5 cloves

Ginger – 1 inch


Other ingredients

Methi / Fenugreek leaves – 1 1/2 cup

Matar / green peas – 1 1/2 cup

Garam Masala – 1 tsp

Milk – 1/2 cup

Heavy cream – 1/2 cup

Salt to taste

Sugar – 1 tbsp

Butter – 1tbsp



1. Chop the methi leaves. Take this into bowl and pressure cook it for 1 whistles. Don’t add the water in the bowl.

Methi Matar Malai

For gravy

2. Take all the gravy ingredients in the pan. Add 1 cup of water and cook it for 10 minutes or until fully cooked over the medium heat.

3. Take this mixture into blender and grind it into very smooth paste. Use water if needed.

Methi Matar Malai

4. Heat butter in a pan. Add prepared onion cashew based gravy. stir well. Add salt, garam masala, green peas, Milk, heavy cream and sugar. Let it cook for 5 minutes.

Methi Matar Malai

5. Squeeze all the water from the methi. Add this methi into the gravy. Let it cook for 5 minutes over the medium heat. Stir occasionally.

Methi Matar Malai

6. Methi Matar Malai is ready. Serve it hot with Roti, Naan and Paratha. ENjoy!!!

Methi Matar Malai


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  1. Guri
    Guri 24 August, 2016, 01:59


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  2. Sunanda
    Sunanda 24 August, 2016, 04:09

    Very healthy and tasty food!

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  3. Hiral
    Hiral 14 July, 2017, 10:23

    My husband loves this sabji, so tried for the first time with your recipe, and like all the other times, it came out to be really delicious!
    all your recipes are no fail recipes!! thank you for putting such amazing recipes<3

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    • Dhwani Mehta
      Dhwani Mehta Author 14 July, 2017, 18:42

      Hi Hiral,
      I am So glad to read your comment. Thanks a lot for trying my recipes and sharing your feedback. It means a lot. <3
      Happy Cooking.

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