Methi Matar Malai is a famous Punjabi recipe. It is usually served with hot naan. Its bitterness and sweetness is the highlight of the recipe. lets learn how to make/prepare Matar Methi Malai by following this easy recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup cream or malai
  • 1 Bunch methi leaves, chopped
  • 1 Cup boiled green peas
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp Ghee or butter
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Pinch asafoetida

    Powder together:
  • 1 Cardamom
  • 1/2 Inch stick cinnamon
  • 2-3 Cloves

    Grind to paste:
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 tbsp Khus khus (poppy seeds)
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1-1/2 tbsp Cashewnuts
  • 1 tbsp Curds
  • 2-3 Green chillies
  • 1/2 Inch piece ginger

How to make Methi Matar Malai:

  • Take salted hot water.
  • Immerse methi in this water for 5 minutes.
  • Wash properly under running water.
  • Remove excess water with the help of a colander.
  • Take a bowl and beat malai until it becomes smooth.
  • Heat ghee in a kadai.
  • Add cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  • Mix the paste properly and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add powdered spice and salt to taste.
  • Now add peas, methi leaves, malai and all other ingredients.
  • Boil it until gravy thickens.
  • Sprinkle a dash of flour to make gravy thick. Mix it well.
  • Small amount of milk can be used, in case gravy is too thick.
  • Malai Methi Matar is ready to serve.