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methi matar malai recipe

Methi Matar Malai Recipe

This is a rich and delicious methi matar malai recipe made restaurant style. It is mildly spiced, creamy and tasty. Do try it.
Course Main Course | Curry
Cuisine Indian, North Indian | Punjabi
Keyword how to make methi matar malai, methi matar malai recipe
recipe methi matar malai recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 227kcal
Author Rachna Parmar


  • 1 cup peas or matar boiled for 5 minutes
  • 1 cup tender fenugreek leaves finely chopped
  • 1 cup cream
  • 3-4 tbsp. cashew powder
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. ginger and garlic chopped
  • 2-3 green chillies as per taste
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and allow them to sputter. Now add chopped onion and chopped ginger and garlic. Saute for 5 minutes till they are lightly cooked. Add chopped green chillies and saute for 3 minutes more. Cool and blend to a paste.
  • Take this paste in a pan. Add fresh fenugreek leaves and cook for about 3 minutes. Now add some water to thin down the curry. Add fresh cream along with cashew powder (or paste made with 3-4 tbsp. cashews) and green peas together. Your curry will instantly become thick and creamy. Add salt and sugar. Simmer on low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Your methi matar malai is ready. Serve hot with rotis or rice.


  1. Use fresh fenugreek leaves only.
  2. You can use any cream. I used store bought cream.
  3. This recipe uses very mild spices and mostly lets the flavour of the ingredients shine through.
  4. Adjust the sugar used to balance the bitterness of methi or fenugreek leaves.
  5. You can thin down the curry if you don’t want it too thick.
  6. It is a rich curry so a small serve goes a long way.


Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 780IU | Vitamin C: 26.4mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 1.7mg