Methi Mutter Malai

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Feb. 18, 2015

Methi and mutter are a super-hit combination as their flavours complement each other well. Add to this a fragrant masala paste, an even more zestful freshly-ground dry masala, tangy tomato pulp and all, and you have an irresistible methi mutter malai on the table.


Boiled green peas 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Chopped fenugreek leaves 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Oil 3 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste
Cumin seeds 1/2 Teaspoon (jeera)
Finely chopped onions 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Fresh tomato pulp 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Milk 2 3/4 Cup (44 tbs)
Fresh cream 2 Tablespoon
Sugar 1 Pinch
To be ground into a smooth paste (using a little water)
Roughly chopped onions 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Green chillies 4 , chop
Chopped ginger 2 Teaspoon (adrak)
Garli clove 3 (lehsun)
Broken cashewnuts 1 Tablespoon (kaju)
Poppy seeds 2 Teaspoon (khus
For dry masala powder (lightly roasted and powdered)
Cinnamon stick 1 Inch (dalchini)
Cloves 4 (laung / lavang)
Cardamoms 2 (elaichi)
Black peppercorns 4 (kalimirch)
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon (jeera)



Wash the fenugreek leaves, sprinkle ½ tsp of salt and keep aside for 15 minutes. Squeeze out the water and discard it.

In a kadhai, heat 2 tbsp of oil and add cumin seeds.

When the seeds crackle, add fenugreek leaves and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. 

Remove the fenugreek leaves and keep aside.

Add the remaining 1 tbsp of oil in the same kadhai, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till they turn translucent.

Add the prepared paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

Add the tomato pulp and dry masala powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.

Add the green peas, sautéed fenugreek, milk, sugar, salt, fresh cream and approx. 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.


Serve hot with chapathi.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 322Calories from Fat 176

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g30.8%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 306 mg12.75%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.7%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 15 g

Protein 10 g20%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet