mearl223 On October - 21 - 2009

Methi Malai Matar

A creamy sweet-spicy North Indian gravy of fenugreek leaves (methi), cream (malai) & green peas (matar).

 

 

 

 

PrepTime 5mins – CookTime 10mins – Serves 2

 

 

 

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh cream
1 cup frozen peas
2 tbsp ghee
1 tbsp butter
2 cups methi (fenugreek) leaves
salt to taste
1/4 tsp pepper pwd
1/4 tsp turmeric pwd
1/2 tsp cumin pwd
1/2 tsp cardamon pwd
1/4 tsp cinnamon pwd
a pinch of asafoetida
1 chopped green chili
1 tsp sugar
1 chopped onion
3 garlic cloves – chopped
1/2 cup coriander leaves – chopped


Cooking Instructions:

1. Heat ghee & fry onions well.

2. Then add the garlic, chillies & powder spices and fry well.

3. Grind methi with 1/2 cup water to a coarse paste.

4. Add the methi, peas, sugar & salt to the kadai/sauce pan – Cover & simmer till peas are cooked.

5. Beat the cream & add to the mixture, 2 tbsp at a time, stirring well.

6. Add butter and 1 cup water (or as per your required gravy thickness) – stir gently & simmer open for 4-5 minutes.

7. Garnish with coriander & serve with hot rice or rotis.

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