Methi Mutter Malai


  • 2 cups fenugreek leaves (chopped)
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ cup green peas
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste

For making the paste:

  • 1 onion – chopped
  • 1 green chilli – chopped
  • ½ inch piece ginger
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 12-13 cashew nuts
  • 2½ tsp poppy seeds


  1. In a bowl, mix washed fenugreek leaves and ½ tsp salt and leave aside for 15-20 minutes. Then, squeeze out the water.
  2. Mix all the ingredients for paste in a mixer jar and grind it to a smooth puree. You can add some water.
  3. In another microwave safe bowl, combine green peas with 2 tbsp of water and microwave it for 1 min 30 seconds.
  4. In a microwave safe bowl, add 1½ tbsp oil, fenugreek leaves and cumin seeds. Mix well and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Remove them and keep aside. In the same bowl, add remaining oil and grounded paste and microwave for 2 min.
  5. Now add milk, cream, sugar, salt and cooked fenugreek and peas, and microwave it for another 2 min.
  6. Serve hot.

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