Methi Malai Mutter

Methi Malai Mutter

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The slightly sweet, nutty taste of green peas combines famously with the mild bitterness of fenugreek in this traditional North Indian Subzi which goes fabulously well with Naan and Parathas .

What makes the Methi Malai Mutter special is the onion paste and dry masala powder. The tomato pulp and fresh cream together beautifully balance the flavour of the other ingredients to make this delight.

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Methi Malai Mutter recipe - How to make Methi Malai Mutter

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2 cups chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves
3/4 cup boiled green peas
salt to taste
3 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup fresh tomato pulp
1 1/4 cups milk
a pinch of sugar
2 tbsp fresh cream

To Be Ground Into A Onion-cashewnut Paste (using Little Water)
1/4 cup roughly chopped onions
1 tbsp broken cashewnuts (kaju)
4 green chillies , roughly chopped
25 mm (1") piece ginger (adrak)
3 garlic (lehsun) cloves
2 tsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)

For The Dry Masala Powder (to Be Lightly Roasted and Powdered)
25 mm (1") piece cinnamon (dalchini)
4 cloves (laung / lavang)
2 cardamoms
4 black peppercorns (kalimirch)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  1. Wash the fenugreek leaves, sprinkle ½ tsp of salt and keep aside for 15 minutes. Squeeze out the water and discard it.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the fenugreek leaves and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the fenugreek leaves and keep aside.
  4. Heat the remaining 1 tbsp of oil in the same kadhai, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till they turn translucent.
  5. Add the prepared onion-cashewnut paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Add the tomato pulp and dry masala powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the green peas, sautéed fenugreek, milk, sugar, salt, fresh cream and approx. 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Serve hot.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy258 cal
Protein6.3 g
Carbohydrates12.6 g
Fiber4.2 g
Fat18.8 g
Cholesterol10 mg
Sodium32.2 mg

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Methi Malai Mutter
 on 10 Sep 18 09:09 AM

Methi Malai Mutter
 on 06 Sep 18 12:25 PM

Methi Malai Mutter
 on 22 Mar 18 12:35 AM

hi tried this dish. it came out well but it tasted a little creamy
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Namrata, we are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
22 Mar 18 08:47 AM
Methi Malai Mutter
 on 26 Nov 16 09:34 AM

there was one microwave recipe for malai methi matar. In this updated version, I am not able to find it. Please help.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Soma, Below is the recipe..
30 Nov 16 08:37 AM
Methi Malai Mutter
 on 19 Mar 16 02:06 PM

very easy to make and in less time also.superb taste
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Varsha, We are so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you liked them.
21 Mar 16 08:58 AM
Methi Malai Mutter
 on 25 Nov 15 08:38 PM

Very tasty recipe.. All d Flavours r coming out very nicely.. I made it for dinner.. With parathas.. N my dad loved it..
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Tarla Dalal    We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
26 Nov 15 11:41 AM