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Methi malai matar

Methi malai matar  is a traditional Indian Curry.Peas cooked in creamy fenugreek gravy is an easy curry.

I consider it one of the best Punjabi main course curries.You may see many people order this at an Indian restaurant.It is fragrant and rich curry.It tastes slightly sweet as it is a cream based curry.Hence,most people can have it especially those who cannot handle the heat of curries.It also has the goodness of iron rich fenugreek leaves.

Re-using leftovers

It uses full cream so I can reuse the left over heavy cream when I bake a cake.Great for a mid week special.Enjoy the cake on a sunday,use the rest by mid week.It needs minimal fresh ingredients.

You may also use kasoori methi or dried fenugreek leaves for this curry If fresh ones are not available.All of us mostly have frozen peas at home.

Hence you can make it anytime especially if guests are coming at short notice.

Goes well with NAAN bread or Tandoori roti.

Benefits of fenugreek:
  • Great for digestion
  • Iron rich greens
  • Best for breastfeeding mothers

Scroll below to read the recipe of Methi malai matar curry

Methi malai matar
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Methi malai matar


  • 1 bunch/ 1.5 cup (post cleaning) fenugreek leaves
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 Onion,chopped
  • 1 small piece ginger
  • 1 medium green chilli
  • 6-7 cashews(1/4 cup)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup cream


  • Boil 4-5 cups of water in a pan,add methi(fenugreek) leaves and turn off the heat.
  • Drain the water,keep the methi leaves aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan.Saute cumin,chilli,onion & ginger untill onion is golden brown.
  • Add cashew and cook for few minutes,turn off the heat
  • Blend with 1/2 cup water once it cools.
  • Heat remaining oil in a pan and add the onion paste to it.
  • Let it cook for 4-5 mins.Add fenugreek leaves and cook along with some salt.
  • Add 1/2 cup water,cream,peas and sugar,let it come to a boil.Add more water if required
  • Turn off the heat,serve hot with Tandoori Roti or Chapathi.

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