Friday, May 6, 2016

Methi Malai Mattar - No Onion No Garlic

This is a special gravy which is a combination of Methi , Peas and Sugarless Khoya / Mawa blended with mild spices so kids will definitely love it


Part 1
  • Methi leaves - 2 cups
  • Green peas - 1 cup
  • Mawa / Sugarless Khoya - 1/2 cup


Part 2 - Tadka
  • Ghee - 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds/ Jeera - 1 teaspoon

Part 3 - Tomato Paste
  • Tomato - 3 nos
  • Cashews - 10 nos
  • Green Chilly -3
  • Ginger - a small piece
Grind these ingredients to a thick paste without adding water


Part 4 - Crushed Garam Masala
  • Cinnamon stick - 1 small piece
  • Pepper - 8 nos
  • Cardamom - 2 nos
Coarsely powder these ingredients


Part 5 - Powders
  • Coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Kashmiri Chilly Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt - 2 teaspoons

Method
Step 1 - Peas and Methi Leaves
  • In a small vessel boil water and cook peas in it.Once done take it out and keep it aside
  • Do not discard the water . In the same water add chopped methi leaves and cook for 2 minutes
  • Filter the water and keep it aside.Again do not discard it

Step 2 - Tadka and cooking tomato paste
  • Heat  ghee in a kadai
  • Season with jeera
  • Pour the tomato paste and cook till the raw smell goes
  • Add the coarsely powdered garam masala,turmeric,  corainder powder and kashmiri chilly powder.Mix well
  • Add crumbled mawa and mix well

Step 3 - Methi Malai Mattar
  • Allow the mawa to blend with tomato paste and spices for atleast 5 minutes
  • Now add the cooked peas and methi.Also pour the water used for cooking them
  • Put salt and cook for 2 minutes

Methi Malai Mattar is ready.Serve it with Rotis