Methi Malai Matar (Creamy Fenugreek Green Peas)


  • Fenugreek Leaves (2 bunches; roughly chopped)
  • Onion (1; cubed)
  • Green Chilies (2; slit into halves)
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste (1 teaspoon)
  • Cashew nuts (1/4 cup; soaked)
  • Heavy cream (1/2 cup)
  • Green Peas (1 cup; if using frozen soak it in warm water for 10 minutes)
  • Cumin seeds (1 teaspoon)
  • Water (1 cup)
  • Gara Masala (1/4 teaspoon)
  • Salt (to taste)


  • In a blender, add the onions, green chilies, ginger-garlic paste and cashew nuts and blend it into a fine paste.
  • In a large pan, heat some oil and add cumin seeds and let it splutter.
  • Next, add the prepared paste and saute until the oil is separated from sides.
  • Add in the chopped fenugreek and saute for a couple of minutes then add in cream and water.
  • Mix well making sure the cream is well combined.
  • Add in peas and salt to taste.
  • Stir everything to combine it and then cover and boil for 8-10 minutestill the curry turns creamy, adjust the consistency as required.
  • Finally, add garam masala and mix well.

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