Monday, December 15, 2008



Hey friends its been raining here and i really hate this......Not that we have any petty misunderstandings .... :) but it being the weather when it rains ..cold,so gloomy that it makes me lazy,lie over.I dont know how many prefer this cold weather over the real california's sunny atmosphere.California really make me feel good,happy,nostalgic(might be that the weather almost resembles that of my hometown-Hyderabad ).

The paratha is nothing special nor new but this methi matar malai is creamy,refreshing and quite different from what we usually have with very simple ingredients.I thank sujatha for intoducing me to this rich dish..I made few changes to make it suit to my tasatebud..Try it in your style and see what your family has to say..

For Methi Matar Malai
Methi leaves-----------1/2 cup chopped

Peas-------------------1 cup

Cream-----------------1/2 cup(I used 1 cup Half and half)

Yogurt-----------------2 tbp

Onion------------------1 medium one chopped

Green chillies----------5

Ginger garlic paste-----1 tbp

Cumin seeds-----------1 tsp

Coriander powder------1 tsp

Oil---------------------4 tbp

Salt--------------------to taste

For Methi Paratha
Wheat Flour-----------2 cups

Methi leaves----------1 big bunch washed and chopped

Onion-----------------1 medium one chopped

Green chillies----------5

Salt--------------------1/4 tsp

Olive oil---------------1 tbp


For Methi Matar Malai
1.Boil peas if using fresh and set aside.I used frozen ones so i directly used them skipping this.

2.Heat oil in a pan,add cumin seeds,onions,green chillies.Saute till done.

3.Add ginger garlic paste,methi leaves and fry till they get together.

4.Add peas,salt,remaining powders and cook for 3 mins on medium-high heat.

5.Turn the flame to medium- low and after a minute or two add curd,cream/half&half and cover.

6.Cook for 7-9mins till done and remove from heat and serve.

For Methi Paratha
1.In a pan add the oil and add onions and fry until translucent.

2.Then add the green chillies,methi leaves and fry for a minute or two.

3.Add the above mixture to wheat flour and make dough adding water little by little only till nice and firm.

4.Cover and let stand for 30 mins and later knead for 3-5 mins and diviude the dough into equal balls and roll them into parathas.

5.Roast on both sides on a pan with little smeared ghee/oil if desired and till nicely fried.Serve immediately hot.


anudivya said...

Those parathas looks so neat and wonderful Raaji...

Priya said...

Prefect n healthy dinner....its kinda hard for me to get the fresh one..wish to have those parathas n methi malai rite now....


Cool picture and looks so perfect!

Jaishree said...

Cool picture.Perfect n healthy dish.. Mouth watering.. Raaji

Happy cook said...

Paraths look yumm.
Here it is not raining, but ice cold and i don't even want to go out .

Ramya Bala said...

wow...looks so yummy usual picture speaks...
and that guy replied yaar...but u know what all lame excuses...he says he gets google alerts for his name..hahhaa...i neednt prove that he lies...there are many blogs where his name was refered..
Thanks to u raji:)for ur concern

Cham said...

It is pouring outside ... Lovely confort food for this winter!

Usha said...

The parathas look awesome...great picture :-)

srikars kitchen said...

Wow.. super.. nice entries.. looks perfect & awesome.. nice click...

Adlak's tiny world said...

wonderful presentation and awesome parathas raji...

yep i too feel lazy when it rains. we can bear sun's hot not the rain.

G.Pavani said...

looking yummy n would have tasty well ...perfect click

DEESHA said...

that does look yummy Raaji .. I always thought that i liked cold weather, after coming here, I realised the importance of sunshine :)

SriLekha said...

looks delicious and yum!
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Premyscakes said...

Raaji wonderful shot and it looks very yummy and sounds healthy too.

Supriya Raman said...

Oh that is so tempting! Looks wonderful, great job!

Yasmeen said...

Talk about winter blues,I'm feeling the same here.Good food does change our moods,what a delicious combo,I'm hungry now:)

Andhra Flavors said...

those parathas are looks inviting raaji.


Happy New Year to You!
Looking forward for more posts in the year 2009!

Vibaas said...

Lovely presentation.