Methi Mutter Malai, literally translatted in English is Fenugreek Peas and Cream. This curry has been another popular North Indian curry and tends to finds it way at restaurant tables. Fenugreek or Methi leaves are really a healthy food . When combined with cream and garden peas, the flavour of the leaves get enhanced manifold.
While you may wonder where to find Fenugreek leaves in the UK, there is no real replacement to these leaves – especially in this curry. You can find Fenugreek leaves fresh in Indian stores easily and if not you will always find them in the large format Sainsburys store. Head straight to the World Food section in the Frozen section. You should be able to find Shana’s Frozen Fenugreek leaves. They are packaged in really easy to use cubes. That way you use how much you need and you’ll have some left over in the freezer for the next time you make some more.
Using cashew nuts to create the base for this curry makes it extra creamy. So don’t go light on the cashews. While this is not a curry you’d have for a regular meal, this serves better for a special dinner or when you’ve got friends over for a dinner party.
Serve hot with naan or roomali rotis or just plain rotis. Methi Mutter Malai also goes well with Jeera or Cumin rice. For the next dinner party, this curry is sure to mark an impression.