Fresh green methi (fenugreek leaves) makai (sweet corn) malai (fresh cream)

I could see a special smile emerge from my younger son’s face, when he saw that there is triple M (methy, makai and malai) sabji served on the dining table, he enjoyed the dinner much. This sabji is inspired by master chef sanjeeve kapoor.

Ingredients:

  • Fresh green methy (fenugreek leaves): 400 gm.
  • Corn: 200 gm
  • Malai (fresh cream): 1 cup
  • Onion: 1no. (Medium size)
  • Tomato: 1 no. (Medium size)
  • Ginger: 2”pieces
  • Garlic: 2-3 flacks
  • Green chili: 1no.
  • Cumin: half teaspoon
  • Chili powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Coriander powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon (as per taste)
  • Mustard oil: 1tablespoon

Preparation:

  1. Clean and chop onion, ginger, garlic, green chili and fenugreek leaves into small pieces. Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a fry pan. Heat oil and add cumin, let it sputter for few seconds.
  2. Add garlic, and ginger, fry it for a minute.
  3. Add Chopped green chili, onion; fry it till onion turns transparent (2-3 minutes).
  4. Add chopped tomato; fry it (2-3 minutes), Stir it with little pressing manner with stirrer and fry till it gets messy appearance. (Keep it stirring otherwise it may burn).
  5. Add corn, stir it and cover it on low flame for 4-5 minutes.
  6. Add salt, red chili powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder stirs it.
  7. Add chopped fenugreek leaves, stir well and fry for few minutes, it will change the color and starts shrinking.
  8. Cover it and cook again on medium flame till it is done. (2~minutes) Stir occasionally.
  9. Now add malai, cover it and cook again on medium flame till liquid dries up and oil get separated from the sides, it is done.
  10. Put off the flame. Transfer into serving bowl. Decorate with fresh malai.
  11. You can serve hot or warm, serve this as a side dish with chapatti or paratha.
    Fresh green methy (fenugreek leaves) makai (sweet corn) malai (fresh cream)

    Fresh green methy (fenugreek leaves) makai (sweet corn) malai (fresh cream)

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Heat oil and add cumin

    Heat oil and add cumin

    Add garlic, and ginger

    Add garlic, and ginger

    Add garlic, and ginger

    Add garlic, and ginger

    Add Chopped green chili

    Add Chopped green chili

    Add Chopped green chili, onion

    Add Chopped green chili, onion

    fry it till onion turns transparent

    fry it till onion turns transparent

    Add chopped tomato

    Add chopped tomato

    Add corn

    Add corn

    stir it

    stir it

    Add salt, red chili powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder

    Add salt, red chili powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder

    Add chopped fenugreek leaves

    Add chopped fenugreek leaves

    fry for few minutes

    fry for few minutes

    cook again

    cook again

    add malai

    add malai

    and cook again on medium flame till liquid dries up

    and cook again on medium flame till liquid dries up

    Put off the flame

    Put off the flame

    Transfer into serving bowl

    Transfer into serving bowl

  • The green color of fenugreek leaves comes from chlorophyll; it is rich in vitamins, minerals and contains a variety of disease fighting plant chemicals.
  • This also helps to prevent skin degeneration and preserves the youthfulness of skin.
  • The flavor becomes even richer when malai is added to this methi makai malai where the main constituent is green fenugreek leaf.
  • Corn is good source of fiber, it gives us chewing satisfaction.
  • It nourishes our lower digestive tract.
  • Recent research has shown that corn can support the growth of friendly bacteria in our large intestine.

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Fresh green methi (fenugreek leaves) makai (sweet corn) malai (fresh cream) by Nag Ratna Sahu is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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