Methi Matar Malai(Punjabi Recipe)

Methi Matar Malai(Fenugreek leaves and green peas creamy gravy) is creamy little sweet, rich white  curry usually served with naan/roti.Green peas and fenugreek leaves is cooked in coconut,cashew nut,onion base white creamy gravy,and  flavored with black paper and spices.


  • Fenugreek leaves-2 cup
  •  Fresh green peas – 1 cup
  • Cashew nut – 6 to 7
  • Green tomato-1 chopped
  • Ginger – 1/2 tsp grated
  • Coconut – 1/2 cup fresh grated
  • Onion – 1/2 cup chopped
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tsp finely chopped
  • Cumin seed – 1 tsp
  • Green chili – 3  chopped
  • Black paper powder – 1 tbs
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp ,to taste
  • Cooking oil – 2 tbs
  • Garam masala – 1 tsp
  • Fresh cream-1 tbsp


Step 1 – Take  one cup water in a saucepan and add chopped tomato, garlic and cashew nut, ginger, grated coconut then boil it for 10-12 minutes till mixture gets soften. Switch off flame and cool it aside.

Step 2 – Heat 2tbs oil in a nonstick pan then saute  onion and keep aside.

Step 3 – In grinder take cooked tomato and  onion,green chili,coriander leaves make fine paste,keep aside.In bowl take fenugreek leaves add 1/2 salt and mix well keep aside for 15 minutes so fenugreek leaves release some water.

Step 4 – In other pan heat 1 tbs oil,add cumin seed when seed crackle add grind tomato onion paste and cook 1-2 minutes till oil separate from paste. Add salt, garam masala and mix it. Add boiled peas mix and add 1/2 cup water and mix it proper. Add only fenugreek leaves(no water) cook on low flame for 1 minute. Switch off flame,add fresh cream and mix well serve with Naan.

Serve with Roti/Naan!!!


  • Do not add turmeric powder and red chili powder  it will spoil texture of gravy.
  • You can  add 1 tsp curd in gravy for more flavor.



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Mmmm, all of your recipes sound delicious and so flavoursome. We really enjoy Indian cuisine. This is a good blog.


    1. Thanks,it’s my pleasure!!!!!


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