Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

Methi Matter Pasanda

Me : I don’t feel like coking today

N : And I don’t feel like going out

Me : ok then lets order in

N : naah mood nahin hai plus what will it do to your diet

Me : sigh but I dont want to cook why do u have to  sayno everytime I ask to go out *picks up ojas and walks away in part anger part style to the first floor*

Scene II

About an hour or so later totally convinced that I have been royally ignored and this man won’t come up to say ok lets go out and eat… I come down to make some quick eat… and what do I see…

All my cooking books half open, half closed thrown away on my carpet in the middle of the living room and a very very very messy looking kitchen but the dining table set in a lovely manner with nothing less than methi mattter pasanda & egg bhurji….

and I didn’t have anything to say after that apart from enjoying the meal and yes the 2-hour cleaning after that 😉

so here is the recipe ab bolo post karna banta hai na 😉


  • 1 cup green peas, boiled
  • 1 cup methi leaves finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp kasuri methi
  • 1/4 cup low fat milk (we used Good Life Slim Milk)
  • 1/4 cup low fat curds (use probiotic if u are buying from outside)
  • 1/2 tsp Bengal gram flour (besan)
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp oil
  • salt to taste

for the paste

  • 1 1/4 cups sliced onions
  • 1/4 cup cauliflower finely chopped
  • 1-2 green chillies (I think N used 4 here 🙂 )
  • 1 large cloves garlic chopped (I don’t enjoy eating garlic too much, so N skipped it)
  • 1/2 ” piece ginger sliced
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 clove
  • 1 cup low fat milk


for the paste

  • Combine all the ingredients in a pan and simmer for 8-10 minutes till the onions are soft and nearly all the liquid has evaporated
  • Puree the mixture to a smooth paste in a blender. Keep aside

for the gravy

  • Combine the milk, curds and gram flour. Mix Well and keep aside
  • Sprinkle salt over the methi leaves and leave aside for 10 minutes. Wash the leaves well. Squeeze out all the water.
  • Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds
  • When the seeds crackle, add the methi leaves and kasuri methi and saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the prepared paste, curd-gram flour mixture, garam masala  and salt with 1/2 cup of water and bring the mixture to a boil
  • Ass the green peas and simmer for 1-2 minutes
  • Serve hot with chapathis

God bless the man for serving a good meal and god please send me someone to clean the mess after that 😉

Recipe Source : Tarla Dalal’s Cooking with 1 teaspoon of Oil

40 comments on “Methi Matter Pasanda

  1. Indian Homemaker
    January 24, 2010

    Oh YES Totally full too banta hai!! Me first!!

  2. Indian Homemaker
    January 24, 2010

    What a sweet, awesome wonderful thing to do 🙂 I am sure it must have been your fav meal for a long, long time…
    I love low cal recipes, I am so going to try this!!!

    • monikamanchanda
      January 25, 2010

      yeah me too i am digger for low cal and healthy recipes and keep inventing and looking for them all the time
      let me know if u liked it IHM

  3. Mohan
    January 24, 2010

    Wah… i really need to appreciate your commitment towards the food habits. Great going Monika… Glad you shared the recipe as well 🙂

    • monikamanchanda
      January 25, 2010

      aaah thanks mohan i can go really wild at times too eating the worst of the possible foods

  4. Pal
    January 24, 2010

    Awww….how sweet…such a darling thing to do 🙂

  5. Reema
    January 24, 2010

    just one week more! dont give up!

  6. sm
    January 24, 2010

    thanks for sharing it.

  7. Smitha
    January 25, 2010

    That is so sweet!!!! That was the sweetest thing!

    Will definitely try the recipe – looks yummy!

  8. supmm
    January 25, 2010

    I’m going to try this one…I love methi & Artjun loves muttrer, to dono khush 🙂

  9. Swaram
    January 25, 2010

    Plsss dont call it off Mons .. go ahead and post 2 🙂 We r all here to read .. u hv been dng so well .. y this early retirement plan 😛

    N the post, bilkul banta hai ji .. hai hai 😉 God bless u both 🙂

  10. Solilo
    January 25, 2010

    You tweeted about it too, rt? Let me go Awww….. and kisses to N. 😉

    • monikamanchanda
      January 25, 2010

      yeah i did and kisses to N i am sure he will like that 🙂

  11. Pixie
    January 25, 2010

    how sweet of N!! 🙂

    The recipe looks simple and yummy! 🙂
    Thank you for sharing it Monu! 🙂

    • monikamanchanda
      January 25, 2010

      look who is back… pixie darling 😀

      welcome welcome how have u been?

      • Pixie
        January 25, 2010

        I’m ok Monu! 🙂
        Sneaking in my reads inbetween work!! 😀

      • monikamanchanda
        January 27, 2010

        uff dont work too much 😉

  12. Smita
    January 25, 2010

    hehehe so sweet of him!!! Sat even my hubby made the breakfast & paratha’s for my dabba!!! Though he can cook pretty decently the only reason that I I don’t let him cook quite often is because of the mess that he leaves 😀

  13. monikamanchanda
    January 25, 2010

    awww my turn to go awww…. 🙂 yeah dont even talk abt the mess gives me a heart attack

  14. umsreflections
    January 25, 2010

    It was absolutely sweet of ur hubby to cook such a delicious dish, for YOU !!!! 🙂

    Were you floting somewhere in Cloud 9, all thru the day, after lunch ???? 😉

  15. Homecooked
    January 25, 2010

    Lucky lucky you 🙂 The dish looks yummy!

  16. jaya
    January 25, 2010

    he is a keeper 🙂

  17. Prats
    January 26, 2010

    thats soo soo sweet really 🙂
    n thanks fr d recepie .. i love cooking u see 😀

  18. mandira
    January 27, 2010

    your sabzi looks infinitely better than wat they pass off as methi-matar pasanda at the canteen.. no wonder i stopped eating there! 🙂

    • monikamanchanda
      January 27, 2010

      LOL mandy office canteens most horrible places 😉

      and why i am not rcvng any comments from u on the baking posts 😦

  19. myamusingmind
    January 28, 2010

    Such a loving gesture by N 🙂
    Loved the recipe , methi mattar without malai..rocking ..wud try soon !

  20. mommy
    August 21, 2010

    just read that u get migrains. Well I used to get it in India but noone could tell what it was but since I moved to USA I got cure, well almost. We ger over the counter medicine “Aleve” here which is like discprine over there but it has something called “naproxin”(sp?) salt in it and it suppose to help. Actually when they diagone migraine for me they just prescribed naproxin for me but it was too much for my body so they gave me lighter dose.. later I dicover this and its been 15 years and its working like a charm.
    ohh and it get rid of the migraine in less than 20 minutes.. I usually take the pill & drink tea and by the time I am done with my tea there is no more migraine.. I hope someone from here is coming your way and you can try this medicine. its very inexpensive.

    and I looooove ur blog even though I don’t get to read it frequently(as u can see that I am reading ur jan post now;-) but it is so refreshing.. keep it up..

  21. Swaram
    September 6, 2011

    AH HA! reliving the memories and the yummy pasanda huh !?!

  22. Nupur
    December 13, 2011

    ha ha .. nice story .. wish my hubby wud that for me 😉

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