Monday, February 3, 2014

Aachari Palak Methi Matar Malai / Spinach, Peas, Fenugreek leaves in pickling spices

I always love greens, in main dishes or as a salad. Got bored with same spinach and Methi dishes. So wanted to try some different taste with these two main ingredients. so I thought why not to give make over to most famous dish Methi Matar Malai. So I added aachari masala and spinach in it and new dish born. You can add ready made pickle masala or even if you have bottle of spicy pickle, take 2 tbsp. of only pickle masala and use it. No need to make one if you don't have time to roast and grind it. But if you are prepared to make this dish and roast the whole spices and then grind it and add greens and have it with parathas or rice and diner is done. Will think about tomorrow 's diner  tomorrow.

Ingredients :

1 bunch Methi leaves (washed and chopped)
1 bunch Spinach leaves (washed and chopped)
1/2 cup defrost Green Peas
1 onion chopped
1 tomato chopped or 2 tbsp. tomato puree
1 tsp. each ginger, garlic and green chili paste
2 tbsp. Cashew paste
salt to taste
1 tsp. red chili powder
1 tsp. garam masala powder
1 tsp. cumin coriander powder
2 tbsp. heavy cream / half and half/ evaporated milk / full fat milk (your choice)
3 tbsp. oil

For Aachari masala :

Roast and grind

1 tsp. Cumin seeds
1 tsp. mustard seeds
1 tsp. Fennel seeds
1 tsp. carom seeds / ajwain
1 tsp. fenugreek seeds

Or you can use readymade masala or only masala from your favorite pickle.


Heat a non stick pan. Add oil in it. Add onion and cook till it pinkish in color.
Add tomato , ginger , garlic and green chili paste. Cook for few minutes.
Add grind masala, all powder masala and cashew paste and cook till oil leaves the sides.
add Both greens and peas and mix it nicely.
cook till there is no water from greens.
Add salt and cook for one more minute.
Before shutting off the gas , add heavy cream or what ever dairy product you are using. Mix it nicely.
Serve hot with warm parathas or jeera rice.




  1. Wow so many yummy ingredients going into this dish.I am sure it tasted heavenly.

  2. this looks really so yummy dear...

  3. this one is a healthy recipe and looks yummmm

  4. wow...that is like my all favorite things at one place...Amazing flavors, i am sure it tasted amazing too:)

  5. Wow such a healthy and amazing dish bursting with flavours...

  6. Looks delicious, not to mention healthy!!

  7. Healthy as well as tempting dish dear.

  8. Perfect dish for the kids ...
    Thanks for linking it to my event :)

  9. The spiceness is perfect for out taste. Its a perfect side dish for out rice.

  10. New twist in methi matar malai...seems very tasty...

  11. Cross the bridge when we get to it ?My huss is of same type .....Very healthy with 3 greens ....

  12. Nice recipe . Thanks for sharing.

  13. Spice mix sounds so flavorful,yummy dish

  14. superrrr healthy sabzi thats bursting with flavours

  15. name only tells this dish is having lots of flavors in it! I would love it with rotis! :)

  16. thank you for giving a new life to the methi and spinach malai. Will try with the pickling masala.

  17. That's really a tempting n healthy recipe Linsy

  18. thanks for linking it to my event, spotlight...please instead of riappyayan, write the event name and my blog name,
    as Spotlight : velentine's treat hosted by Recipe Junction and link the event name with my event announcement
    thank you..waiting for many more nice entries

  19. How the heck do you make such simple and easy food look so delicious! Awesome!!!

    1. Minnie, bus apki kripa hai ! I love simple and fast cooking food but still has to taste delicious, that's the reason I come up with all this dishes. Thank you so much.


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