Creamy Methi Mutter Malai, as the name suggests is a rich and creamy dish from north India. The Creamy Methi Mutter Malai can be found in most restaurants’ menu and is also a famous dhaba (roadside restaurant) food.
Methi seeds and methi leaves are very common in Indian households and used in many food preparations. And we learnt from our mothers and grandmothers about the health benefits of the fenugreek or the methi.
The methi leaves are slightly bitter but when added to any food, it enhances the taste of the dish. A dried form of these methi leaves are also available called ‘kasoori methi’ which can be crushed and added to dals, curries, sabjis etc.
While buying my grocery online I absently clicked 2 times on methi leaves, and ended up with loads of these fresh fenugreek / methi leaves.
I usually use them to make methi parathas/roti and in other regular cooking. While asking around for recipe suggestions on Instagram Story, my niece Nisha wrote back that I make Methi Mutter Malai. I was glad with what she suggested, you know sometimes, you get stuck and are undecided what to cook, and moreover I got to post a new recipe on the blog.
So it was going to be the Creamy Methi Mutter Malai the next morning and when I checked if I had all the ingredients, fresh cream and cashew nuts were missing. Quickly whatsapp’ed Avinash to get them on the way from work. Thanks to my ever obedient son, I could make the Methi Mutter Malai this morning.
It is common practice in India to prepare the lunch too in the morning itself before 8.30 or 9 am. so that the family members can pack and carry them to office.
I have not prepared this before, only had eaten this once in a Punjabi restaurant. Checked some online recipes and finally combined few and arrived at a version suited to our taste.
The Methi Mutter Malai turned out well and tasted good. It is a bit rich with the use of cream but indulgence once in a while is permissible if you (the 40 plus) promise yourself to walk or jog for an extra mile :). The younger ones are free to have this as they will definitely digest them easily with their high energy levels.
I packed this with some parathas for the children. Made some phulkas for me.