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Make Methi Matar Malai at home

By Swayampurna Mishra
February 18, 2015 13:54 IST
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Food blogger Swayampurna Mishra tells us how to make this rich and creamy fenugreek leaves and green peas recipe.

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Here's the recipe of Methi Matar Malai:

Methi Matar Malai


  • 1 cup green peas
  • 2 cup Methi (fenugreek) leaves, chopped
  • 100 gm paneer, softened by soaking in warm water
  • 2 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 10-12 pieces cashew
  • 4-5 green chilli, chopped
  • 1 piece of ginger, chopped
  • 8-10 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2-3 cardamom
  • 1-2 cloves
  • 100 ml fresh cream
  • 100 ml warm milk
  • A pinch turmeric powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp kasoori methi
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp butter or ghee
  • Coriander leaves for garnish


  • Heat 1 tbsp ghee or butter in a pan. Add half of the onion, green chilli, garlic, cloves, ginger and cardamom and cashew.
  • Saute till onions turn golden. Turn off the heat and let it cool.
  • Transfer mixture to the blender. Add some water and ground into a smooth paste.
  • Heat remaining ghee or butter in a large pan over a medium flame. Add cumin seeds and stir for a minute.
  • Add remain onion and saute till it turns golden.
  • Add prepared paste and fry well till oil leaves the sides. Add some water if you feel the mixture is sticking to the pan.
  • Add fenugreek leaves, kasoori methi, garam masala, turmeric powder, sugar, salt and green peas. Toss well for a minute or two.
  • Add paneer pieces and let it cook covered for five minutes. Make sure it doesn't stick to the pan.
  • Lower the flame, add milk and stir well. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Add cream and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot.



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