Methi Mutter Malai, Punjabi Methi Matar Malai Recipe


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Methi and mutter are a super-hit combination, add fragrant masala paste,  a zestful freshly-ground dry masala and tangy tomato pulp  and you have an irresistible methi mutter malai on the table.

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मेथी मटर मलाई - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Methi Mutter Malai, Punjabi Methi Matar Malai Recipe in Hindi) 
મેથી મટર મલાઈ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Methi Mutter Malai, Punjabi Methi Matar Malai Recipe in Gujarati) 

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Methi and mutter are a super-hit combination as their flavours complement each other well. Add to this a fragrant masala paste, an even more zestful freshly-ground dry masala, tangy tomato pulp and all, and you have an irresistible Methi Mutter Malai on the table.

Had accompained with Chapati , Masalawali Toovar Dal and Cooked Rice ,it gives you the satisfaction of having had a wholesome and tasty meal.

Enjoy how to make Methi Mutter Malai recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

For Methi Mutter Malai
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
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp fresh cream

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

For The Dry Masala Powder (to Be Lightly Roasted and Powdered)
25 mm piece cinnamon (dalchini)
4 cloves (laung / lavang)
2 cardamoms (elaichi)
4 black peppercorns (kalimirch)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
Method
    Method
  1. To make methi mutter malai, 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 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. Add 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 paste, approx. 2 tbsp of water and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the tomato pulp and dry masala powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Add the green peas, sautéed fenugreek, milk, sugar, salt and fresh cream and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Serve hot.

Methi Mutter Malai Video by Tarla Dalal

Methi Mutter Malai, Punjabi Methi Matar Malai Recipe recipe with step by step photos

For the methi malai mutter smooth paste

  1. In a mixer grinder, take roughly chopped onions.
  2. Add around 2 roughly chopped green chillies. You can increase the quantity if you like spicy food. This would be a mildly sweet gravy overall so, we have put 2 spicy variant of green chillies.
  3. Now add 1" piece ginger. Clean, peel and roughly chop the adrak piece before adding to the mixer jar.
  4. Add garlic cloves to it.
  5. Add the broken cashewnuts. Kaju is the most important ingredient of Punjabi white gravy. You can use blanched almonds as a substitute for kaju.
  6. Add poppy seeds. Khus khus has a pleasant sweet taste and helps to make the gravy rich.
  7. Add around 2.5 tbsp of water.
  8. Grind into a smooth paste and keep aside.

For the dry masala powder of methi mutter malai

  1. In a small non-stick tadka pan, take 1" piece cinnamon.
  2. Add 4 cloves. The pungent taste balances the flavour of masala overall.
  3. Now add 2 cardamoms pods.
  4. Add black peppercorns.
  5. Add the cumin seeds.
  6. Roast everything for 1-2 minutes or till the spices turn a little brown and release aroma.
  7. Cool and blend into a fine powder in a mixer jar. Also, you can use a mortar pestle to grind the whole spices but, a blender will give better results. Keep aside.

How to make methi mutter malai

  1. Clean and remove methi leaves from the stem.
  2. Chop the fenugreek leaves.
  3. Wash the fenugreek leaves so that the dirt goes away.
  4. Sprinkle ½ tsp of salt and mix well using your hands.
  5. Keep aside for 15 minutes. Squeeze out the water and discard it. This is the trick to get rid of the bitterness of methi leaves, as all the juices are drained before adding them to a gravy.
  6. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a kadhai and add the cumin seeds. You can even use ghee/butter for this tempering.
  7. When the seeds crackle, add the fenugreek leaves. Sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Alternatively, many people even blanch it in 2-3 cups hot water.
  8. Remove the fenugreek leaves and keep aside.
  9. Add the remaining 1 tbsp of oil in the same kadhai, add the onions.
  10. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till they turn translucent.
  11. Add the prepared paste, 2 tbsp of water and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  12. Add the tomato pulp. Here is a detailed recipe on how to make fresh tomato pulp at home.
  13. Now add the prepared dry masala powder.
  14. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  15. Add the green peas. If you are using fresh green peas then boil them in salted water until soft. You can boil the peas in a pressure cooker or microwave. If you are using frozen green peas then you can use them directly without cooking.
  16. Add the sautéed fenugreek.
  17. Add the milk. Vegans can make use of almond milk.
  18. Finally, add the sugar and salt.
  19. Add the fresh cream. The quantity of cream can be adjusted to taste and preference. Substitute with cashew cream if you are a vegan. For a lower calorie version, use more milk as compared to the quantity of cream.
  20. Cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Consistency of the gravy should be medium thick so adjust it by adding more or less water at this stage. Mix well and your methi mutter malai subzi is ready!
  21. Serve hot with roti, naan, parantha. It also goes well with jeera rice, plain rice.
Accompaniments

Jalebi Paratha 
Lachha Paratha, How To Make Lachha Paratha 
Tandoori Naan 
Varkey Paratha ( Roti and Subzis) 

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 Mutter Malai, Punjabi Methi Matar Malai Recipe
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 on 13 Mar 18 05:09 PM


Hi i have made this sabji n i have tried many othr recipesof urs..they are amazing ..i just want to know instead of kaju(cashew)what can v put.. Will b waiting for reply soon
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Tarla Dalal    You can omit the cashews...
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14 Mar 18 08:54 AM
Methi Mutter Malai, Punjabi Methi Matar Malai Recipe
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 on 18 Jan 18 12:25 PM


Greetings ma’am My mother read about this recipie on your site.The way of presenting all the required incredients was nice and the interesting part was that where we come to know the nutrients we consume after eating this dish.i haven’t yet tried it but while writing this review i am thinking about it and my mouth is watering,the delicious mild taste is coming in my Mind and I cant resist it, THANKS A LOT Happy cooking to you
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Tarla Dalal    We are very happy to know you have loved the recipe. Do try the recipe and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
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14 Mar 18 08:53 AM
Methi Mutter Malai, Punjabi Methi Matar Malai Recipe
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 on 28 Dec 17 07:21 AM


Tarla Ji, It’s superb recipe!!! Thanks 😊
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Tarla Dalal    Happy to know you have liked the recipe.. Do try more recipes and give us your feedback.. Happy Cooking!!
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28 Dec 17 09:22 AM
Methi Mutter Malai, Punjabi Methi Matar Malai Recipe
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 on 18 Dec 17 09:47 AM


I tried this recipe and it turned out wonderful. Thank you.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for your feedback on the recipe. Please keep posting your comments on recipes you have tried and loved. Happy Cooking.
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18 Dec 17 12:52 PM
Methi Mutter Malai, Punjabi Methi Matar Malai Recipe
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 on 19 Nov 17 10:47 PM


I tried this and was very nice and easy. Thaks.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, thank you for your kind words.. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them..Happy Cooking !!
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20 Nov 17 04:32 PM
Methi Mutter Malai, Punjabi Methi Matar Malai Recipe
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 on 23 Oct 17 11:58 AM


Tarla ma’am it was a wonderful recipe bit sweeter bit milder in taste!! I love the taste,i have tried this in my catering college for Chef competition at the judges also like this!!!
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, thank you for your kind words.. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them..Happy Cooking !!
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23 Oct 17 03:09 PM
Methi Mutter Malai, Punjabi Methi Matar Malai Recipe
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 on 18 Mar 17 09:13 PM


Hi.. Tried the recipe, turned out good.. But there was little kadwa taste of Methi left, which is not there if we eat in restraunt, why so?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Avneet, To reduce the bitterness we have added salt and left it aside and then squeezed the methi. If you yet find it bitter you can reduce the methi or you can add more fresh cream and milk to make it creamier which will make the bitterness of methi get reduced.
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20 Mar 17 08:45 AM
Methi Mutter Malai, Punjabi Methi Matar Malai Recipe
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 on 17 Mar 17 03:41 PM


Tried this recipe today, it tastes really good to me..Will b serving to my hubby in dinner..hope he will also enjoy this dish...real feedback will come from him????.. Thanks tarla ji for making it simple..!!
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Pallavi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
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17 Mar 17 04:15 PM
Methi Mutter Malai, Punjabi Methi Matar Malai Recipe
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 on 22 Feb 17 01:25 PM


Thanx for the recipe I liked it very much n easy to prepare
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Tarla Dalal    Delighted to hear that Naina that you find our recipes easy. Do keep trying more recipes and share your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
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22 Feb 17 04:50 PM
Methi Mutter Malai, Punjabi Methi Matar Malai Recipe
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 on 10 Feb 17 09:51 AM


Awesome..very easy to make..thanks Tarla Dalal you have made cooking very easy.. ????
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Renuka, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
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10 Feb 17 12:58 PM
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