Thursday, February 02, 2012

Posted by Jayashree Mudaliar | File under : , ,
A few days back, we had some friends over for lunch. Amongst various dishes that I made, I made this Methi Malai Matar dish. This is the first time I was preparing and was'nt sure of how it would turn out. But once it was served, everybody said it tasted fantastic.

This was a high calorie dish but it tasted heavenly. I served it with hot rotis and jeera rice.

Here's my version of Methi Malai Matar.

Methi Malai Matar
Ingredients:

2-3 cups of methi (fenugreek leaves), only leaves, washed, chopped,
3/4th cup green peas,
1/2 cup fresh cream (I used Amul),
2tbsp butter,
1 tsp cumin seeds,
1-2 pinches of kasuri meethi, slightly roasted,
1 tsp sugar,
Salt to taste

Masala - 1
onion, diced,
1 inch ginger,
3-4 garlic pods, (optional)
2 green chillies,


Masala - 2
1 green cardamom,
1 black cardamon,
1-2 small sticks of cinnamon,
1tsp black pepper corns,
5-6 cashews



Method:
1.) Grind the ingredients in Masala 1 and Masala 2 separately and set aside.
2.) Heat butter in a wok and add the cumin seeds. Once they become golden brown, add the ground Masala 1.
3.) Once the masala turns golden brown, add the chopped methi and stir well. Add the sugar and add the salt as per taste. Cover and allow it to cook half way.
4.) Add the green peas and stir well. Cover and simmer until the peas are cooked half way.
5.) Add the ingredients of Masala 2 and mix well. Keep stirring and add a little water to adjust the consistency.
6.) Remove from the heat and stir in the cream. Sprinkle the kasuri meethi and serve hot.


Methi Malai Matar

This dish is slightly sweet and creamy. But all in all its delicious! 

This dish is going to participate in New Year, New Dish event hosted by UK Rasoi and also to Spotlight - Winter Vegetables event hosted by Recipe Junction.




8 comments:

  1. babe! so great to have you blogging again... looks yummy

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    1. Babessss...I missed you!!!
      How have you been? Lets catch up...Its my new years resolution to get back to blogging..:))

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  2. SO delicious looking dish, superb clicks..Thanks for linking it to my event

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  3. Ohh, the photo is simply stunning! I have never tried this dish but it sounds great! Happy to be your newest follower!

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    1. Thank you Anna! I loved your space, following you too!

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