Methi Mutter Malai

Hello!! Methi Mutter Malai is a very delicious, rich in flavor and creamy curry. The word “Fenugreek” is said to have been derived from the Latin language and literally means “Greek hay”. It is commonly referred with the names “Kasoori Methi” (Hindi), “Menthi Koora” (Telugu), “Methi Saag” (Bengali), “Venthikaya Keera” (Tamil) and “Menthya Soppu” (Malayalam).  It is rich in fibre and vitamins. Fenugreek is used in different variations. Dried Fenugreek leaves or Kasuri Methi is used in many curries to enhance the flavor and aroma. Fenugreek Seeds can be used for various health benefits and specially for keeping diabetes and cholesterol at bay. Fresh Fenugreek leaves are normally used to make dishes to be served as main course. The recipe I am posting today is one such main course curry which is basically white gravy and sweet in flavor. It is served as main course with roti/paratha/naan/kulcha. It is very simpe and easy t make and is absolutely delicious.


Ginger – 1 inch

Garlic – 5-6 cloves

Green Chilly – 3 ( if using the spicy dark green chilly then only 2)

Coriander Powder – 1 tbsp

Cumin Powder – 1 tbsp

Garam Masala – 2 tbsp

Sugar – 3 tbsp

Clarified Butter/Ghee – 1 tbsp

Jeera/Cumin – 1 tsp

Asafoetida/Hing – 1 tsp

Onions – 4 medium sized

Cashews – 3 tbsp

Watermelon Seeds/Magajtari – 3 tbsp

Cloves – 3 -4 pieces

Cinnamon – 1 inch

Methi/Fresh Fenugreek Leaves – 150 grams

Malai/Cream – 4 tbsp

Elaichi Powder/cardamon powder – 1 tsp

Cheese (grated) – 1/4 cup

Salt as per taste

Milk -1/4 cup

Green Peas/Mutter (Boiled) – 1 1/2 cup

Water for boiling – 3 cups

Lukewarm water for soaking – 1/2 cup


1) Boil the onions in an open vessel in water. Once done puree the boiled onions, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, garlic and green chilly together. Keep aside.

2) Soak the cashew and watermelon seeds in lukewarm water for around 10 minutes. After 10 minutes grind the cashew, watermelon seeds and the malai/cream together into a fine paste.

3) Wash the fresh methi leaves thoroughly and chop them roughly.

3) In a deep wok take the ghee and add the asafoetida and jeera/cumin in it and let it splutter. Once done add the onion puree as prepared and cook for 5 minutes. Then add the cashew paste as prepared and let them cook for 5 minutes.

4) After 5 minutes add the cumin-coriander powder, garam masala, sugar, salt, elaichi powder (cardamon powder)  and the chopped methi leaves and let it cook for 5 minutes more minutes.

5) At this stage add the milk and mix well. Add the milk and cheese into the gravy directly and mix it. Finally add the boiled green peas and cover and cook for 2 -3 minutes.

6) Switch of the gas and serve hot with paratha/naan/kulcha.

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I am a lawyer by profession but love to cook. Being a foodie myself I keep trying variations with my recipes. My blog is all about my experiments and experience with food. You can follow me on instagram, twitter and facebook all having handles alawyerskitchen. I am also on the food reviewer panel with GoToChef, which is the perfect platform to check out reviews on various food products and also find recipes using the same. You can also find me on blogchatter
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34 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Hey,
    First of all, your blog is really beautiful and properly organized. I did not get confused about where to go when stopped at the home page.
    Now let me tell me you, I am a big foodie, and love trying new dishes and restaurants. I find this recipe to be quite simple, hence I will try sure. And yes, I will share my feedback and experience too.
    Keep posting mouth-watering recipes.


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