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Matar malai

Green peas in delicious tempting gravy

Recipe by Shalini of Bellevue, US

Try this once and you will fall in love with it!!!

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

    • 2 cups of green peas
    • 1/2 cup fresh cream (malai)
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1 onion cut into small pieces
    • 2 tomatoes, either cut or pureed
    • 2 tablespoon ginger grated
    • 2 tablespoon garlic cut into small pieces
    • 2 tablespoon refined oil
    • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
    • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
    • salt to taste
    • Red chilli to taste
    • 1 table spoon garam masala
    • 3/4 spoon of turmeric powder


    1. Put refined oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and garlic pieces into it.
    2. When they turn pink in colour, add onions.
    3. Cook then on a low flame for about 15-20 min, until they turn into reddish pink colour.
    4. Then add corriander powder and turmeric powder in it.
    5. Then add tomato puree and cook it for another 10 minutes.
    6. Then add salte, red chilli powder and garam masala into it.
    7. Then add milk and malai into it.
    8. After 4-5 min, add green peas into it and cover the pan. If peas were the frozen one, then they will get cooked easily, otherwise, you can also boil them before adding them into this gravy.
    9. After 15-20 min, Matar malai is ready to serve.
    10. Add fresh green corriander leaves cutted into small pices over it.



    Hi shalini very nice recipe i will definetly try this recipe thanx;-)

    Rachna Dubey

    Rachna Dubey

    very niceee thnkz

    Lovely shirish

    Lovely shirish

    I tried this recipe it was very tasty recipe. Very good keep it up.


    Good one, i am not a cook. never cooked before but this turn out to be good. Thanks shalini you are star

    rahmeen javed

    How much of chilli should we add? Is it the red chilli powder for taste?


    its very tasty recipe i tried the same with paneer too, it turned out very good , congrates and keep up


    the recipe is very nice in taste.but its not a new one