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Methi Matar Malai

A creamy ,rich and delicious curry made of methi leaves ,Peas ,Cashew nuts and cream .
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • Heavy Bottomed Pan.
  • Blender


  • 1.5 Cup Fenugreek Leaves(roughly chopped and boiled for 2-3 minutes) drain it on a paper towel.
  • 1 Cup Green Peas(If using frozen keep in cold water to retain the color,and if using fresh then boil it )
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream(Do not use this if you are trying to cut calories )
  • 1 Big Onion(,Chopped and boiled in water)
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Ginger
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Poppy seeds(soaked in water for 15 minutes and then drain all the excess water through a tea strainer.
  • 10-12 Cashews (soaked in hot water for 30 minutes.)
  • 1 Stick Cinnamon stick
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 2 Tbsp Desi Ghee(Use just one tbsp for low calorie recipe)
  • 1 Tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • ½ Cup Water
  • ¼ Cup Milk

salt according to taste.


    • Take a Pan .
    • Add one tbsp of ghee to it .(If you are making low calorie then do not saute it in ghee. Just grind all the ingredients together.
    • Add boiled and drained onion ,ginger ,garlic ,green chillies,cashews,and poppy seeds.Saute it on medium flame for 4-5 minutes.
    • Take a blender /grinder and make a paste out of it .
    • Now take the same pan and add another 1 tbsp of ghee to it .
    • Add whole garam masala to it .
    • Let it sizzle for 1 minute .
    • Add fenugreek leaves to it .Fry for 2-3 minutes on low /medium flame .
    • Add Masala paste to it and fry on medium flame for 4-5 minute.
    • Add Green Peas to it and Mix it .
    • Saute it for 2 minutes.
    • Add cream to it .Mix milk to it and let it boil for 2-3 minutes
    • Add water and salt to it .
    • Let it thicken a bit and if it comes to the desired consistency ,switch off the flame .
    • Serve it hot with Naan or Roti .