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Dhaba Style Methi Malai Matar  

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Dhaba Style Methi Malai Matar  

Tasty Nutritious Curry with Peas & Fenugreek.

  • Suitable for vegetarian

A must have veg curry, simple to cook.

  • 50 mins
  • Serves 3
  • Easy



Dhaba Style Methi Malai Matar  

Prep time – 20 mins

Cooking time – 30 mins

Serves – 3



Oil (तेल) – 3 tbsp

Cinnamon Stick (दालचीनी) – 1 no

Cardamom (छोटी इलाइची) – 3-4 nos

Cloves (लौंग) – 3-4 nos

Black Pepper (काली मिर्च) – 5-6 nos

Cumin (जीरा) – 1 tsp 

Ginger, sliced (अदरक) – ½ inch piece

Garlic Cloves (लहसुन) – 10-12 nos

Green Chilli (हरी मिर्च) – 2 nos

Onion, large (प्याज) – 3 nos

Tomato, large (टमाटर) – 4-5 nos

Salt (नमक) – 1 tsp

Turmeric (हल्दी) – ½ tsp

Chilli Powder (मिर्ची पाउडर) – 2 tsp

Coriander powder (धनिया पाउडर) – 1 tbsp

Cashew nuts (काजू) – 12-15 nos

Butter (मक्खन) – 2 tbsp 

Water (पानी) – 2 cups 


For Sautéing 

Methi leaves, fresh (मेथी) – 200-250gm

Butter (मक्खन) – 1 tbsp

Garlic, chopped (लहसुन) – 2 tsp 

Ginger, chopped (अदरक) – 2 tsp

Green Chilli, slit (हरी मिर्च) – 2 nos

Salt (नमक) – To Taste 

Green Peas (हरा मटर) – 1 cup

Chili Powder (मिर्च पाउडर) – ½ tsp

Coriander Powder (धनिया पाउडर) 1 tsp

Garam Masala (गरम मसाला) – ½ tsp

Water (पानी) – 1½ cup 

Cream (मलाई) 3-4 tbsp



Heat 3 tbsp oil in a pan. Add cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves, black pepper, cumin, sliced ginger, and garlic cloves. Sauté until the spices release their aroma. Add green chilies, and onions, and cook until the onions turn golden brown. Add tomatoes, salt, turmeric, chili powder, coriander powder, and cashew nuts, and cook until they are soft and the oil starts to separate. Pour some water and let it cook for another 10 minutes. Blend the mixture into a smooth paste using a blender.


In a separate pan, heat 1 tbsp butter. Add chopped garlic, chopped ginger, and slit green chilies. Sauté until the raw smell disappears. Add fresh methi leaves and sauté until they wilt. Add green peas, salt, chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and water. Cook until the peas are tender. Strain and pour in the prepared gravy and mix well. Simmer for 5-7 minutes. Pour in some water.
Add cream, stir, and Methi Malai Matar is ready to be served hot.

Chef Kunal Kapur

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