Nov 19, 2009
Methi Matar Malai
This is a sweet tasting rich recipe of peas in fenugreek leaves.
Fresh green fenugreek leaves (Methi): 500 gms.
Peas (boiled): 1/2 cup
cream (can use malai ): 1/2 cup
khoya (can use 1/4 cup milk powder): 25 gms
sugar: 1 tspn
ginger paste: 1/2 tspn
green chilly chopped: 1 medium sized
coriander powder: 1 tspn
saunf powder: (aniseed powder): 1 tspn
garam masala : 1/2 tspn
(to make fresh garam masala slightly roast 2 cloves, 4 black pepper corns, small piece of cinnamon, 4-5 seeds of cardamom, Mix all the ingredients, roast for a minute on pan and then grind coarsely)
mustard: 1 tspn
salt to taste
oil: 2 tbpn
Boil peas in cooker for one whiste or in microwave for 2 mins in water with 1/2 tspn sugar and 1/2 tspn salt.
Heat oil, add mustard seeds to splutter, add green chilly and ginger and fry for few seconds. Add coriander powder, saunf powder and then add fenugreek leaves (methi). Add salt and cook covered stirring in between till methi is cooked. If some water remains, dry it by cooking it uncovered.
Add peas, cream, khoya and sugar. Cook for 2 -3minutes, add garam masala and serve hot.