Methi Matar Malai

First time I had this dish at “ Jayshree Garden” in pune and loved it  soo much that I was dying to eat it again. 2-3 years later I happened to have it in Cognizant canteen, for the second time and aahhhhh… I was equally disappointed. That time only I decided to cook it once and got chance few days back. Lottsa Malai in freeze triggered me to try it out. And honestly, it was a worth try. Even Pavan had it without any complaint .. 😉

Serves : 2

Ingredients :

  • 2 Cup Methi Leaves
    1 Cup Matar (Green Peas )
    1 Cup Cream / Malai
  • 1 Cup Milk
    1 Onion
    2 tsp Cashew Powder
    2 Green Chillis
    1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
    1 tsp Red chilli powder
    2 Cinnamon sticks
    2 tsp Oil

Method :

  1. Blanch the Methi leaves in hot water for 5 min and wash with the cold water.
  2. Beat malai till smooth and keep aside.
  3. Chop Onion and green chillis.
  4. Heat the oil in a pan, add  Cinnamon, Chillis , Onions and fry till they are translucent.
  5. Add the methi leaves and ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 2 min.
  6. Now add Chilli powder, Green peas, Cashew  powder, mix well and cook for 5 minutes on a slow flame.
  7. Add cup of Milk instead of water to get thick gravy.  ( It adds taste ).
  8. Add the cream, mix well and cook for 2 minutes on a medium flame.
  9. Serve hot with Tava Parotha.

Tip :  You can add Sugar per your taste, as many people don’t like bitterness of Methi.

Chole Masala

First time I had Chole at one dhaba..and I loved it soo much. Normaly Chole they ll have wid Bhatura..but its oily and moreever Maida…so i ll avoid it…;-)


Ingredients:

1 cup Chole

  • 1 large red Onion
  • 2 big Tomatoes
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 4 Garlic
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 2 tsp Chole masala
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1/1 tsp Turmeric
  • Salt to taste

Method :

  1. Soak chole in warm water for atleast 7-8 hrs
  2. Pressure cook it with 1/3 tsp turmeric, salt upto 3 whistles.
  3. Drain the chole, reserve the liquid and don’t forget to remove the amla
  4. Chop up onion, tomato, ginger and garlic
  5. shallow fry it in pan and then grind it in mixer.
  6. Heat oil in a deep saucepan and add the above paste
  7. Add chilli powder, chole masala and salt, fry it for 7-8 min.
  8. Add chole and keep for 5-7 min
  9. Add 1 glass of water and let it cook for 10-15 min

Your chole masala is ready.. 🙂

Methi Pulao

Few days back I was heating my food in office pantry and there I saw this Pulao in someone’s tiffin box. It was soo temptating..though i didn’t know d recipe I tried my hands..and belive me it really turned out well

Ingredients:

1 cup Basmati Rice

1/2 cup green peas
3 tsp Peanut Powder
1bunch of methi (fenugreek) leaves
2 finely chopped tomatoes
5 green chilies
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp Oil
Salt to taste

Method:
1. Cook rice and keep aside.
2. Wash methi properly and drain the water .
3. Now heat oil in the pan and add garlic paste, cumin, green chilies.
4. Add Peanut powder, salt and fry for 2 min.
5. Then add tomatoes, peas and Methi.
6. Stir-fry the curry for 8-10 minutes.
7. Take rice in big bowl and mix it with this curry.
8. Serve hot Pulao with chilled raita. .. 🙂