Best Ever Restaurant Style Methi Matar Malai

Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2
This is restaurant style methi matar malai which has mild sweet taste and has best aromatic aroma and flavor of true Indian spices!
  • 1 cup fresh methi leaves (fenugreek leaves)
  • 1½ cup boiled green peas (you can use frozen also)
  • ½ cup fresh cream (malai)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp ghee or butter
  • Pinch of turmeric powder (optional)
  • Dry Spice Powder:
  • 4 cardamoms
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • Wet paste:
  • 2 large onions
  • ½ cup cashew nuts
  • 3 green chillies (adjust as per your taste)
  • 1 small piece ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1-2 tbsps poopy seeds
  1. Pluck the methi leaves, measure them as 1½ cups. And wash them well.
  2. If you are using frozen green peas, boil them for 5 minutes in hot water or cook them in microwave for 3 minutes.
  3. Now take all ingredients of wet paste and grind them till it becomes smooth paste.
  4. Also grind the dry spice powder into mortar and pestle.
  5. To make curry, heat the ghee into pan, once it hot, add wet paste and saute it for 5 minutes.
  6. Then add ½ cup water, and methi leaves, and dry spice powder. Again cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Finally add green peas, salt and sugar. And let it simmer for 2-3 minutes. And your curry is ready to serve.
1) you can serve it with Indian flat bread roti, paratha or naan.

2) It can be serve with plain or jeera rice too.

3) It tastes mild, due to sweetness of onions and cream, so serve with some tangy salad.
Recipe by Veggie Food Recipes at