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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34 responses to “Methi Mutter Malai”

  1. I tried Methi matar malai few years back but it didnt turn well . Now I will try your recipe .Thanks


    1. Hi do try the recipe and give your feedback


      1. Wow so delicious…😋😋😋


      2. Thank u…🙂🙂


  2. It’s been a long time since I made this dish, your recipe is giving me a reason to cook it soon.


  3. That’s a nice recipe… i will definitely try….


    1. Thanks a lot…do try and give your feedback


  4. This has been one of my favorite dish since childhood. thanks for another version of recipe…


    1. Your welcome…🙂🙂


  5. 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.


    1. Thank you so much for the kind words…


  6. I always relished this dish in restaurants and during meals at friend’s homes. I will surely try your recipe. And maybe score some wows by my friends and family.
    Surbhi #surreads


    1. Please do try and give your feedback


  7. easy and quick recipe would love to try soon


    1. Thanks a lot.. please try this recipe and give your feedback..


  8. Loved the recipe:)


    1. Thanks a lot..🙂🙂


  9. I love this dish and your recipe seems very easy would try it out shortly


  10. You have such a yummilicious blog. Going to revisit for more recipes. This one I’m surely going to try. Thanks for writing.


  11. This is one of my fav dishes to eat during the winter season.. I am going to try this with your recipe.


    1. Thanks a lot…do try the recipe and give your feedback


  12. Last week itself I prepared Methi Mutter Malai. I have started growing methi at home hence trying different recipes.


    1. Wow that’s awesome.. growing your own vegetables and herbs!!!


  13. wow, I am going to try this soon, looks such a wonderful yummy dish!
    methi is my husband’s favorite
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    1. Thanks a lot.. do try the recipe and give your feedback


  14. It is one of my favorites. Liked the recipe and presentation. Keep cooking the wonderful dishes.
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    1. Thanks a lot…🙂🙂


  15. This is one of our favorite curries, I will try your recipe too.


    1. Do try the recipe and give your feedback..


  16. prismaroundgurjeet Avatar

    I made it once and the taste was bitter, i will try it with ur way


    1. Do try the recipe and give your feedback…


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I am a lawyer by profession but cooking has been my passion and hence my journey began as a home cook. I have been working with vegetarian recipes and post my recipes using simple ingredients and easy methods to follow.


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