Methi Malai Matar

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Methi Malai Matar


Recipe and Photo Courtesy: Aarthi (my sister)

My sister made my paati's famous Methi Malai Matar and sent me this pic. It is a wonderful North Indian curry and tastes great with chappatis.

Ingredients

1 onion
1 and 1/4 cup peas
1 big tomato
4-5 cashews
1 inch ginger
4 green chillies
3-4 tbsp thick curds/ yogurt
1 sp khus khus
1/2 tsp jeera , 1/2 cup milk
1 bunch methi leaves ( big leaf variety)
oil 3 tsp

To make the masala powder:
2 elachi (cardamom)
cloves 2
1 inch cinnamon
1/8 tsp jeera
4 pepper corns

Chop cleansed methi leaves and saute in 1 tsp hot oil in a kadai for a few min.
Once the leaves become soft, keep them aside.
Precook peas separately.
In a dry kadai, saute cinnamon, elachi, cloves, jeera and pepper. Dry grind together to a fine masala powder. Keep aside.
In a kadai, add oil , add the jeera seeds. When they crack add about 1/2 of a chopped onion and saute well.
Meanwhile make a thick paste with a big piece (1/4 of an onion), cashews, khus khus, ginger, green chillies and curd.
Add the paste to the sauted onions. Fry till the excess liquid is evaporated.
Add the puree of 1 tomato and saute. Add enough salt and saute till almost dry.
Now add the cooked peas and methi. Mix evenly.
Add the masala powder and milk and simmer for a few minutes...
Serve with hot rotis/ chapatis.

24 comments:

Padma said...

Looks so delicious and creamy Preethi... tell ur sis it looks great :)

Aarthi said...

thanks a lot Padma!

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks delicious. Good way to include the healthy Methi in a kid pleaser like this creamy Malai Matar.

DEESHA said...

wow this is so rich & creamy. Thanks for sharing

Prathibha said...

I love this..looks yummy preethi

shanthi said...

Nice recipe. Its delicious.

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice yummy recipe dear

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Looks so yummy Preethi. I love it...

Vrinda said...

Great recipe with methi and peas..my son like creamy curries,thanx for sharing..

Parita said...

Its my personal favorite and looks delicious, i want to have it now :(

Sowmya said...

Methi and Malai? Wow Kitty that sounds a different and good combo. I guess I ll fall in love with this dish for sure, coz I love methi and malai dishes, so if both in one, no doubt it will be amazing..

Dish looks Creamy and rich..

I am waiting for long time to get some fresh methi leaves..No luck yet dear

Kalaivani said...

Its a wonderful recipe with methi.It looks delicious.

rekhas kitchen said...

ummm looks so creamy very delicious choice for chapathi yum.

munchcrunchandsuch said...

it looks very creamy..u(ur sister) have done justice to the name.

kittymatti said...

tHNX all!! Thz so encouraging!

Aarthi said...

Thank u A2Z Vegetarian cuisine, Deesha, Pratibha, shnathi, Shama Natarajan, Home cooked oriya food, Vrinda, Parita, Sowmya, Kalaivani, Rekhas kitchen, munchcrunchandsuch. thanks for ur sweet comments!

rads said...

methi n mail? wow thinking about it itself makes my mouth water..where do u get these ideas? really, absolutely amazing...

rads said...

oops there was a typo...its "malai" in my first line...before I could correct it, it got posted...

Ramya said...

First time here..U have a huge collection of yummy recipes..

Pavithra said...

Loooking so good and tempting yah...

Aarthi said...

Thank u Rads! thanks Ramya and Pavithra.. u all made my day!!

Renu said...

I have tried making this few times, never came out good:(( will try your version, hope it will be good this time

foodcreate said...

Dilicious ! Meal I'm going to try this at my Sunday Brunch !

Thanks for sharing your recipe:)

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Aarthi said...

thank u foodcreate and Renu for ur encouraging comments!

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