Creamy And Healthy Methi Matar Malai Without Cream Served With Phulkas!

39 min cook time
15 min prep time
Main dish
Preperation Time:
15 mins
Cooking Time:
39 mins


Ingredients For Masala Paste

nutrition facts

Serving Size1 ServingCholesterol8mg3%
Per Serving%Daily Value*Sodium905mg38%
Calories from Fat136Carbohydrates107.5g36%
Total Fat15.1g23%Dietary Fiber42.2g169%
Saturated Fat4.0g20%Sugars7.6g
Protein46.2gVitamin A17% ·
Calcium37%Vitamin C57%
· Iron293%

nutrition facts

Serving Size1 Serving
Per Serving%Daily Value*
Calories from Fat136
Total Fat15.1g23%
Saturated Fat4.0g20%
· Iron293%
Dietary Fiber42.2g169%
Vitamin A17% ·
Vitamin C57%


  1. Prepare a smooth paste with the ingredients listed under ‘Ingredients For Masala Paste’. Keep aside.
  2. In wok, heat oil and add the methi leaves along with salt. Sauté the leaves until it softens. Once softened, remove from the pan, place it in another bowl and keep aside.
  3. In the same pan, add a little more oil and throw in the ground masala paste. Sauté on medium heat until raw smell from disappears. Now, add the turmeric powder, garam masala powder, pepper and tomatoes. Stir to combine well. Add the hung curd and stir well. Finally, add the cooked methi leaves along with steamed peas. On low heat, allow the curry to simmer for a few minutes until all the flavors come together. Check for salt and spice and adjust as per taste.
  4. Serve hot or warm with hot phulkas or chapathis.

The health benefits of fenugreek or methi  include relief from anemia, loss of taste, fever, dandruff, stomach disorders, biliousness, respiratory disorders, mouth ulcers, sore throat, diabetes, inflammations, wounds and insomnia. It is beneficial post pregnancy in lactation and helps in improving digestion, as well as in various hair care applications. It is also shown to reduce cholesterol levels and protect heart health, while simultaneously boosting the immune system and protecting you against flu and various infections.

Most of the health benefits of fenugreek are due to the presence of saponins and fiber that it contains. Fenugreek is also used for herbal healing. Its seeds contain a gumming substance called mucilage and when mixed with water, mucilage expands and becomes a gelatinous salve for irritated tissues.

Fenugreek contains a wide variety of beneficial nutrients, including iron, magnesium, manganese, and copper, as well as vitamin B6, protein, and dietary fiber. Fenugreek also contains a number of powerful phytonutrients, including choline, trigonelline, yamogenin, gitogenin, diosgenin, tigogenin and neotigogens.

Good for Breast Feeding Mothers: India’s traditional ayurvedic physicians prescribe fenugreek tonursing mothers. This benefit is attributed to the presence of diosgenin in fenugreek. This can help increase the amount of milk that is produced by the breasts, and the magnesium and vitamin content of fenugreek also help the milk’s quality to keep your infant healthy.

Reduces Menstrual Discomfort: Fenugreek is considered as a potent substance that eases the process of menstruation and relieves the associated symptoms. It is an emmenagouge, which means that it can open up obstructed menses to make the most feminine of processes work smoothly and comfortably.

Minimizes Symptoms of Menopause: Fenugreek contains the chemicals diosgenin and estrogenic isoflavones, which are similar to the female sex hormone, estrogen. Loss of estrogen causes menopausal symptoms. So, eating fenugreek helps to reduce menopausal symptoms like mood swings, depression, cramps, and abnormal hunger pangs. Fenugreek helps to monitor a number of other hormones as well, keeping many other bodily processes in line as well.

Reduces Cholesterol: Research studies show that fenugreek consumption helps to reduce cholesterol level. Fenugreek helps to reduce the level of low density Lipoprotein (LDL) significantly, which can prevent various conditions like atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes. Fenugreek is a rich source of fiber, which scrapes excess cholesterol off of the arteries and blood vessels of the body. By reducing cholesterol content in the bloodstream, you reduce the chances of clots forming or becoming stuck in the vessels.

Reduces Cardiovascular Risk: Fenugreek seeds contain 25% galactomannan. This is a type of natural soluble fiber which specifically relates to a reduction in cardiovascular disease.

Controls Diabetes: Fenugreek helps to alleviate type II diabetes. According to one study, it may also help people with Type I diabetes. A certain amino acid (4-hydroxyisoleucine) in fenugreek induces the production of insulin so therefore, 15-20 grams of fenugreek is recommended for controlling blood sugar on a daily basis. By slowly releasing insulin to the body rather than in massive chunks, overall bodily function is improved, and the plunges and peaks of blood sugar won’t be an issue for diabetic patients.

Relief for Sore Throats: Fenugreek’s soothing mucilage helps to relieve sore throat pain and cough.

Relieves constipation: Fenugreek adds bulk to the stool due to its high fiber content. This also makes it helpful in treating constipation and diarrhea, while also relieving minor indigestion.

Good for Kidney Trouble: Traditional Chinese medicine recommends fenugreek for patients suffering from various kidney conditions.

Prevents Colon Cancer: Fenugreek possesses anti-carcinogenic potential. The steroid diosgenin in Fenugreek has been specifically linked to colon cancer prevention. Furthermore, the various non-starch polysaccharides like saponins, hemicellulose, mucilage, tannin, and pectin, lower cholesterol levels and inhibit bile salts from being reabsorbed by the colon. This can bind to the toxins and protect the colon’s mucus membrane, which can reduce colorectal cancer and other conditions that can negatively affect the colon.

Appetite Suppressant: The natural soluble fiber galactomannan can swell in the stomach and thus suppress appetite by making you feel full.