Saturday, August 27, 2011

Methi Malai Mutter Revisited

Dear All,

Methi Malai Mutter

I am back with another one of my favorite recipes ie Methi Malai Mutter! I have learnt this recipe from my mom who obviously is the best cook in the world (as per me all the moms are the best cook!!!) The recipe is absolutely simple and can be made within 20 mins..yes you heard it right...provided you have all the stuff handy :D

When I was in Switzerland I used to make this often as with frozen methi leaves and peas available making this is a breeze. Here in India it will take little time and effort to clean the methi leaves but its totally worth it! Also usually I make this recipe using cashew nuts but this time I tried with skinned almonds and was totally delighted with the outcome! Please check out my recipe of Panner Methi Malai Mutter here which I made using cashew nuts. Using almonds makes this dish very rich , creamy and nuttier! So without any further delays lets go ahead with the recipe.

Methi Malai Mutter

Methi Malai Mutter
Serves - 4

1 cup washed and finely cut Methi (Fenugreek leaves)
1 cup green peas (I used frozen)
3-4 tbsp fresh cream or Malai
1 tsp salt or according to your taste
1-2 tsp sugar (reqd to balance the bitterness of methi)
1 pinch baking soda (Optional)

Ingredients for gravy:
100 gms almonds skinned
2 large onions cut into 4 pieces each
2-3 green chillies
1 tsp ginger paste

Ingredients for tempering:
2 tbsp oil
1 pinch asafoetida
2 Bay Leaf
  • Blend onions, almonds, green chillies and ginger paste along with little water in mixer grinder into a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in seperate pan, add asafoetida and bay leaf and let it sizzle for few seconds then add the cashewnuts and onion gravy and cook it for few minutes until the raw onion taste disappears. It iwll take about 3 to 4 mins.
  • Add methi (fenugreek leaves), mutter (green peas), salt, sugar(sugar is basically added to remove the bitterness of Methi) and little baking soda and cook for about 15 to 20 mins on slow heat, until peas and methi are completely cooked. If the gravy becomes too thick add 1 to 2 spoons of water in the middle. You can add salt and sugar more according to your taste.
  • Add fresh cream and mix well, turn the gas off and let it stand for few mins.
  • Garnish with fresh cream and enjoy this rich dish with Nan or Parathas.

Hope you all enjoyed this recipe and please do let me know your views as well!
Till next time..cia!


  1. That looks super rich !! I tried it with sunflower seeds instead of the cashews, turns out pretty good :) This one looks awesome though...

  2. Absolutely tempting one Paritha:) guilt free one. looks so rich and creamy.

  3. looks rich and creamy.. nice clicks..

  4. Parita, I would visit you someday ( my secret agenda... you'd make me something to eat :P)

  5. never tried with almonds...healthier option too...loos yummy

  6. One of my fav....looks richy n creamy....
    loved ur space...which includes collection of recipes,presentation n simplicity...
    count me in from 2day as ur follower...

  7. wow.. looks creamy and delicious.. Thanks for sharing dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

  8. awesome malai matar the pic....

    Chk out my Diwali event:

  9. Thank you Arch, Pavithra and Lakshmi for your sweet comments :)

    @Nivedita - LOL..sure anytime :)

    Thank you munchmunchcrunchcrunch and Kitchen Queen for your support!

    Thank you Soujanya, Hari chandana and Anu!

  10. Creamy & mouthwatering!!! And it does not require much cream too??? So bookmarked!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  11. Wow this looks so gud Pari ...and loved the pics

  12. Just send it to me na.Its really mouthwatering and perfect for rotis.A healthy recipe.

  13. Rich n creamy dish perfect for rotis..

  14. Super creamy and rich looking methi malai mutter..

  15. this looks soo rich and creamy - the malai effect is showing :) hopefully the methi will make me feel less guilty about eating this :)

  16. I want to say hmmmm.... Mouthwatering !!

  17. Hmmmmm.. this MMM looks absolutely delicious. Nice and yummy curry with rotis.

  18. Parita,
    That methi malai mutter is so drool-worthy!

  19. I love Methi Mutter Malai too. This version looks delicious. Bookmarked to try :)

  20. delicious recipe with green ingredient and can be sent my first event

  21. bookmarked right away Parita...excellent preparation with inviting clks..:P
    Tasty Appetite

  22. very delicious and tempting recipe..
    rich and creamy..worth trying.

  23. This looks totally delicious..I would love to try this...



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