Methi Mattar Malai

This recipe is a modified version of Tarla Dalal's Methi Mattar Malai to suit my requirements of making gravy without onions and garlic.

Ingredients (Translation)

1 cup chopped fenugreek leaves
1/2 cup cooked green peas
A bit of sugar
Salt to taste
2 tbsp oil
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
3 tbsp fresh cream

For masala paste

1/2 tsp ginger paste
1 green chilli
5 to 8 cashews
2 tsp poppy seeds (khus khus)

Grind the masala and keep ready. In a microwave safe bowl, add oil, fenugreek leaves and cumin seeds and micro high for 2 minutes.

In a seperate bowl, add some more oil, masala paste and micro high for 30 seconds. Add milk, cream, salt as per taste, pinch of sugar, cooked peas and fenugreek leaves. Mix well and micro high for 2 more minutes. (Since i wanted a thick gravy and also retain the white colour of the gravy, 2 tbsp of rice flour mixed in water was added at this stage and micro high for 1 more minute.)

Serve hot with rotis.
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This recipe goes to Srivalli's MEC-Greens event


Lakshmi said...

It looks very creamy and delicious.

Lakshmi said...

It looks very creamy and delicious.

sorina said...

You have a very nice blog, good post...keep up the good job

Namratha said...

Looks gr8 Easy :)

Pallavi said...

Wow.. ! I didnt realize curries could be made in a microwave. I will try some .. ! Cool website.

Dhivya said...

hey great job,..Thanks for dropping by

Siri said...

Yummy ..:)

Rajitha said...

E...looks great as the fact it is made in the MW!! and missed many of ur prev posts..xorry girl..but each of the recipe looks better than the next!

Prema Sundar said...

I love methi mutter malai.. have posted one in my blog too. looks yummy

Meera said...

Looks very easy and delicious.

Nithu said...

I have never tried cooking in microwave. After seeing ur blog, I really wanna give a try. Yummy recipes. Great work!!!

Jaya said...

Looks so yummm......
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Kribha said...

The recipe is so easy and the final product looks so good and yummy.

Cynthia said...

Congrats, great cook!

easycrafts said...

@ Lakshmi, Sorina, Namratha, Dhivya, Siri, Rajitha, Meera, Jaya, Kribha and Cynthia...thanks all of your for your precious comments and appreciation can make everything in microwave...just give it a try, you will love it. Thanks for dropping in

@ Prema...thanks for the comment, will surely check out your version too

@ Neetu...thanks, do try and let me know

srivalli said...

Thanks for the nice entry ec..

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