Recipe

Methi Matar Malai – Creamy Curry Recipe – Vegetarian Fenugreek & Green Pea Curry

Prep: 
20 mins
Cook: 
15 mins

Ingredients

Cashew Paste:

Onion - 1 medium

Cashews - 1/2 cup

Garlic - 8-10 cloves

Green Chili - 1-2 qty.

Cinnamon Stick - 1/2 inch

Cardamom Pods - 2 qty

Cloves - 2 qty

Black Peppercorns - 4 qty

Methi Matar Malai:

Ghee/Oil - 1 Tbsp

Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp

Fresh Methi Leaves - 2 cups (chopped)

Green Peas - 1/3 cup

Milk - 1 cup

Fresh Cream - 1/3 cup

Salt - to taste

Sugar - 1 tsp

Butter - 1 Tbsp

Learn how to make this Methi Matar Malai recipe, a signature North Indian vegetarian curry that combines the robust flavors of fresh fenugreek leaves with the sweetness of green peas in a delicious cashew cream sauce. Ideal for winter, this recipe offers a comforting warmth with every spoonful, making it a perfect addition to your dinner table alongside fluffy roti or naan.

Watch our recipe video for step by step instructions on how to make methi matar malai. We’ve included demonstrations and pro tips to help you out in the kitchen! For our methi malai matar calories and nutrition information, see the recipe card below. We also have an option to view our methi matar malai recipe in hindi.

Instructions

How To Make Cashew Paste for Methi Matar Malai:

1) In a small pot, boil a full pot of water.

2) Add 1 medium onion, 1/2 cup cashews, 8-10 cloves garlic, 1-2 green green chilis, 1/2 inch piece of cinnamon stick, 2 cardamom pods, 2 cloves, and 4 black peppercorns to the boiling water.

3) Let these simmer for 10-12 minutes until everything is soft.

4) Once softened, strain everything from the water and set aside to cool.

5) Now add everything to a blender and blend into a smooth paste.

How To Make Methi Matar Malai:

1) In a large pan, add 1 Tbsp ghee/oil.

2) Once hot, add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds and let them pop.

3) Next, add 2 cups of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves and 1/3 cup peas. Cook everything for 5 minutes until wilted and tender.

4) Add the cashew paste, mix and cook for 2 minutes.

5) Next, add 1 cup milk and 1/3 cup fresh cream. Cook for another 3-4 minutes, or longer if you like a thicker consistency.

6) Add salt to taste. Add 1 tsp sugar and mix everything well.

7) Finally, add 1 Tbsp of butter on top before serving.

8) Enjoy with Roti or your favorite bread!

Learn how to make this Methi Matar Malai recipe, a signature North Indian vegetarian curry that combines the robust flavors of fresh fenugreek leaves with the sweetness of green peas in a delicious cashew cream sauce. Ideal for winter, this recipe offers a comforting warmth with every spoonful, making it a perfect addition to your dinner table alongside fluffy roti or naan.

Watch our recipe video for step by step instructions on how to make methi matar malai. We’ve included demonstrations and pro tips to help you out in the kitchen! For our methi malai matar calories and nutrition information, see the recipe card below. We also have an option to view our methi matar malai recipe in hindi.

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