Took a small break from my blog world because my husband was not in the country so I was actually not in a mood to cook anything special for me and my daughter. He came back on last weekend so I also got some inspiration and energy to cook something special and different for him. But while entering into the kitchen my mind was completely empty, there was some fresh methi leaves in my fridge so I thought to prepare some dish with the methi leaves. And finally I prepared some delicious METHI MALAI MATAR.
The specialty of this dish is fresh methi leaves and peas /Matar which makes it super yummy with some fresh cream. The recipe is super easy which I ate long time back in one of my friends house. This dish is perfect with plain roti or paratha.
1.Fresh Methi Leaves: 1 bunch.
2.One cup frozen peas.
3.One medium sliced onion.
4.Two clove chopped garlic.
5.One inch chopped ginger.
6.One table spoon charmagaz (melon seeds).
7.Pinch of garam masala, Pinch of cumin powder, Pinch of red chili powder, Pinch of kasoori methi.
8.Few cumin seeds, few cloves, few cardamom.
9.Half cup milk.
10.Two table spoon fresh cream.
11. Salt and sugar as per taste.
12.Sunflower oil for cooking.
Wash and chopped the methi leaves and keep it aside.
Now add one tea spoon oil in a vessel and allow it to hot, now add the cloves and cardamoms now add the sliced onions, chopped ginger, chopped garlic and fry for some time.
Now add the melon seeds and saute for few seconds now switch of the flame and allow it to cool down.
Now make a fine paste with some water with the fried ingredients and keep it aside.
Now add some more oil in the same vessel and allow it to hot, then add the cumin seeds and next add the frying onion paste and cook till the raw smell goes off.
Now add the chopped methi leaves and mix well and cook with a lid for 5 mints in low flame.
Now remove the lid and add the frozen peas and cook for another 5 mints with the lid, next add some salt, sugar, red chili powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder, kasoori methi and mix well and cook for another couple of mints.
Now add the milk and cook for 4 to 5 mints in low flame with a lid and finally add the fresh cream and mix well and cook for 2 more mints with the lid.
Now remove the lid and your easy METHI MALAI MATAR is ready serve hot with Roti or Paratha.