Methi Matar Malai Recipe | Fenugreek & Peas Curry

4.93 from 143 votes

Methi Matar Malai is a very popular North Indian recipe made with fenugreek leaves (methi) and peas cooked in a soft and creamy gravy.

Methi malai matar gravy has a smooth and delicate texture due to the addition of cream. You can also add paste of cashews and almonds to increase the richness of the recipe.

I have not added onion or tomatoes in this recipe, but you can add them if you want. They change the taste of the gravy slightly, but it still tastes quite good.

Methi Malai Matar is a delicious curry that goes very well with any Indian bread like roti, parathas, puri or naan. It can also be served with any rice dish.

This dish is also quite healthy since it is made of methi (fenugreek leaves) & peas. Fenugreek leaves have amazing medicinal properties and help in reducing cholesterol and controlling diabetes.

To make Methi Matar Malai at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.

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Methi Matar Malai Recipe

Methi Matar Malai Recipe | Fenugreek & Peas Curry

Methi Matar Malai is a soft creamy North Indian gravy that is made with fenugreek leaves and peas. It is a healthy dish that goes well with any Indian Bread or rice.
4.93 from 143 votes

Recipe Info

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4
Category Main Course
Cuisine Indian

Nutrition

Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g

Ingredients For Methi Matar Malai Recipe | Fenugreek & Peas Curry
  

  • 1 Bunch (250gm) Methi/ Fenugreek Leaves
  • 1 Cup Matar/Peas
  • 2-3 Green Chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon Ginger, grated or finely chopped
  • 1 Cup Malai or Whipping Cream (unsweetened)
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil

Step By Step Instructions for Methi Matar Malai Recipe | Fenugreek & Peas Curry
 

  • Gather all the ingredients. Chop the green chillies, ginger and methi leaves. Add water in a pot along with 1 tsp salt and boil the peas. Alternately, you can also boil the peas in a microwave oven.
    1 Bunch (250gm) Methi/ Fenugreek Leaves, 2-3 Green Chillies, finely chopped, 2 Tablespoon Ginger, grated or finely chopped, 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste, 1 Cup Matar/Peas
    Methi Matar Malai Recipe Instructions
  • Add oil in a pan and roast the cumin seeds.
    1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
    Methi Matar Malai Recipe Instructions
  • When they start crackling, add finely chopped ginger and green chillies.
    Methi Matar Malai Recipe Instructions
  • Then add salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder.
    1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste, 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder, 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
    Methi Matar Malai Recipe Instructions
  • Add the methi leaves and stir for 2-3 minutes.
    Methi Matar Malai Recipe Instructions
  • When they start leaving water add the peas and cook it for 6-7 minutes.
    Methi Matar Malai Recipe Instructions
  • Add malai and mix thoroughly.
    1 Cup Malai or Whipping Cream (unsweetened)
    Methi Matar Malai Recipe Instructions
  • Methi Matar Malai is ready. Serve it hot with roti or paratha.
    Methi Matar Malai Recipe

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