Monday, January 25, 2010

Methi Matar -Another Version

Last time I prepared Chicken Keema Diye Ghughni , some of you asked the vegetarian version of that.Here is a nice substitute with methi leaves .So,the recipe is same but this time ingredient is methi or fenugreek leaves.We all know the benefits of fenugreek leaves, I don’t have to remind you.
I followed the recipe of Methi Matar Malai , except that this time I used yellow peas instead of green peas.And also used , onion/ginger/garlic paste .

The vegetarian version
Methi Matar
1 bunch of Methi(fenugreek leaves)
1 onion
½ inch ginger
2-3 garlic
1 cup of milk or ½ cup of cream
2 cups of yellow peas
1 tsp of turmeric powder
2 tsp of red pepper powder
2 dry red pepper
2 bay leaf
Cooking oil- 2-3 tbs
2 tsp of ghee

Clean the methi leaves , cut them coarsely.Wash them well in water for any sand particles.
Now in a saucepan blanch them with little water.For detail way of blanching the leaf and preparing methi with fresh peas , you may visit Here.
In a separate saucepan, add oil then temper it with dry pepper, bay leaf.
Add in onions/ginger/garlic finely chopped or better make a smooth paste and use it .Stir/fry them well for 5-7 mints.
Add in turmeric powder,red pepper powder and little salt(remember just enough to season the chopped onion/garlic/ginger)
Now add the blanched methi leaves
Cover and cook till all gets well coated with spices
Meanwhile pressure cook the dal/matar with turmeric powder and salt.
Add the above cooked methi masala to the cooked dal.let it simmer for 5-6 mints
Add in 1 cup of milk , and let it cook for 5 mints more or till the gravy thicken a liitle bit .
Yellow peas absorbs gravy like anything , so its better to leave some gravy so that at the time of serving you have the gravy to eat with .If you want a little dry ,then reduce the milk quantity to ¼ cup .
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  1. Lucky to get fresh Methi there, dal looks wonderful and tasty.

  2. Hey Jaya

    Happy Republic Day...wow..mouthwatering methi matar...love the methi..nice click


  3. I have never had this , i can imgaing eating this with plain rice, it has to taste so so yummy.

  4. Methi matar is one of my favorite and your version looks so creamy and rich!

  5. Methi Mtar is a very clever adaptation for the Ghugni. Great idea

  6. Happy republic day...

    curry looks fabulous:)

  7. Asha,
    yeah we do get fresh supply here so it is alway a part of my weekly shopping..

    thank you dear

    we had it with chappatis , I am sure with rice It will be evn more tasteful.

    yeah it was rich but not much creamy compared to the methi matar with green peas that I prepare...

    Bong mom,
    yeah adaptations worked fine here as my two taster (father+daughter duo) ate it without complaining :)..

    same to you and thanks for coming by....

    thank you all for coming by
    hugs and smiles

  8. Methi matar looks really tempting:) Will come often here to check out your recipes:)

  9. Methi matar looks nice with rich gravy .
    I think Phir mile sur is indeed missing many real heroes of India. Thanks for sharing :)

  10. happy republic day to u too.Great looking curry.will be so good with rotis.

  11. Happy Republic day to you belated though!!! the matar masala looks yum!!! I fell in love with the color finger licking food!!!

  12. Hi Jaya, how r u doing? This recipe is mouthwatering and looks so lovely! Will be wonderful with rotis:)

  13. Rachana,
    hi and warm welcome and enjoy your stay here..

    you are so right phir mile sur is lacking something!!

    yeah it was good with rotis :)

    thank you fro stoping by .

    oh! long time , good to see you back here...

    hugs and smiles
    thank you all for stoping by

  14. I don't think I've ever eaten methi


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