Thursday, August 1, 2013

Methi Matar Malai

                                                                        Methi Matar Malai is a rich and creamy north Indian subzi(gravy).As the name says it is a curry with Methi leaves,green peas and cream.It goes well with all the Indian flat breads and pulao.It is a little different from the usual north Indian gravies(curries) which are tomato based and red in colour. Now let us look at the recipe....

You will Need
  • One Bunch of Methi Leaves
  • One cup Green peas
  • 100ml Fresh Cream
  • One tsp Garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil or Butter
  • One tsp Cumin Seeds

To Grind
  • Ten Cashews
  • One small onion
  • Small piece of Ginger
  • One Green Chili
  • One tsp Fennel seeds
  • Half a tsp Poppy seeds
  • Two pods of Garlic

How to

  • Boil the green peas with a little salt and keep aside.
  • Wash and soak the methi leaves in hot water for ten minutes.
  • Soak the cashews in hot water for ten minutes.
  • Heat Oil or Butter in a pan crackle cumin seeds.Add chopped onions and fry till it turns a little brown.In the meantime grind cashew nuts and other ingredients given under "to Grind" to a fine paste.
  • Add the ground paste to the cooked onions.Cook till the raw smell disappears.Add the washed and soaked methi leaves and the boiled peas and give it a good stir.
  • Add salt,garam masala powder and fresh cream cook for a minute.Add little milk if it is too thick and to get the correct consistency and switch off the stove.
Enjoy this rich and creamy gravy with any Indian Bread!!!!


RENU said...

super tasty

uma shankar said...

Tks Renu!

Shanthi said...

simply superb..

rani said...

i prepared this dish and came out well,and ofcourse very tasty.thanks