Monday, March 3, 2014

Methi Vegetable Malai / Fenugreek leaves Vegetables in cramy sauce

First of all this original dish, I didn't like it for its look, everything is green, I know I am not a nice picture person, but all green in white sauce, was not appealing me, since then I was trying different ingredients in this dish, once I made it with paneer, that was good, this time I go for mixed vegetables and it was really good too because it was balanced by leaves bitterness with carrot and corns sweetness. Since I don't add sugar in my food, it was perfect. I made this healthy way , didn't wanted to use cashew paste but if you like you can use it instead of tomato paste. check out my original Methi Matar Malai. Its same recipe instead of matar I added vegetables and instead of evaporated milk , I added fresh cream.

Ingredients :

2 bunch of methi (clean and wash and chopped yield about 3 cups)
1 onion
2 big spoon tomato puree
1 cup frozen mixed vegetables (thawed which is carrot, peas, corn, spring beans with its beans)
3 tbsp. fresh cream
salt to taste
4 tsp.   oil
2 tsp.. ginger  paste
1 tsp. jeera
pinch of hing
1 tsp. coriander powder
1 tsp. garam masala
2 tsp. chili powder
1 juice of lime


Cut and wash leaves. Add lime juice over leaves , mix it and keep aside for 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a non stick pan.
Add hing and jeera. When started to pop add onion in it.
Cook for 3 minutes.
Add tomatoes, ginger , garlic paste and cook for 5 minutes.
Squeeze water from methi leaves and add it to the pan.
Add coriander powder, red chili powder, mixed vegetables and cover and cook for 4-5 minutes. make sure it does not stick to the bottom.
Add garam masala, salt, mix well and bring it to boil.
You can decide how much creamy you want. So depend upon that you can add cream. I added big 3 tbsp. of it.
Let it cook for 2 minutes since its nice and mix.
Serve hot with rice or parathas.

spice trail badge square Cooking with Herbsfamily-foodiesHearth & Soul Hop


  1. Looks really healthy and yummy...

  2. healthy and delicious vegetable malai. Love the usage of methi.

  3. delicious and healthy curry...

  4. Healthy curry and ou made them very well. Yummy dsih.

  5. Loved this healthier take on regular methi malai..

  6. If its healthy & tasty than pics doesn't matter. Love all your healthier version of dishes

  7. This looks very good linsy ..When u chop the methi leaves dont you feel a bitter taste?

    1. Methi and karela are my favorite , so bitterness is not an issue for me.

  8. A wonderful recipe and I love the ingredients you have used! Karen

  9. Methi malai looks so delicious, wonderfully prepared....

  10. delicious methi malai....yummy & healthy too...

  11. A simple but delicious dish. Thanks for sharing.

  12. This sounds incredibly delicious, but super quick and easy too. A lovely entry for both Family Foodies and The Spice Trail. Thank you so much for sharing!

  13. Delicious Methi malai love it, Thanks for sharing with hearth and Soul blog hop.

  14. Delicious and healthy curry..

  15. That picture is so yummy! It says come and eat me☺️

  16. Healthy and delicious methi malai.

  17. Seriously I don't really care about pictures because sharing recipes is about taste which people look forward to. Methi is one of those that I can't find here. Yet I love the combo of greens and the flavors.

  18. Delicious methi and healthy too.

  19. This curry looks super yum,bookmarked

  20. I don't think the pictures are bad it is all about health and taste like Navas comment.When you think the dish does not look pretty try serving with a potion of white rice on a plate.Or use a plain white background and white bowl sometimes simple changes make drastic difference.


Thank you for stopping by at my blog. Your comments are very valuable for me so drop me a line.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...