Methi malai matar is a creamy delicacy made with peas, onions, cashew nuts and some fresh herbs. As with most curries, methi malai matar can be a perfect side with any type of bread including the evergreen (eh… should I say white?) Indian naan bread (find the recipe for naan here). You don’t need to have a chef’s pantry loaded with international spices to create this delicacy at home. Methi malai matar calls for a few day-to-day items from your pantry but delivers the richest fine-dining restaurant food in the comfort of your own home.
Have you ever been out of touch with a best buddy of yours, caught up after a long while and been at a loss of words? Of course, every one of us has. But most of us won’t admit it because a big deal is made out of not being at a loss for words. There are quotes that parade and glorify that best friends are those that never need time to catch up, that, when you meet a long lost friend, it feels like you were never apart.
The reality however is a little different. Life changes and people change with time. Having not caught up on a day-to-day basis, people need time to get acclimatized. Yes, you will mostly be creating a racket and laughing your heads in a few hours (just like the old days) but, there is silence before the fun begins. An unspoken, un-glorified silence where your system readjusts just the way your eyes adjust to darkness after which you begin to see things clearly even in the dark.
Awkward as it may be, the, it-feels-like-you-were-never-gone feeling wouldn’t exist without that silence. I brought this up today because that’s how I feel getting back to the blog. Well, we moved across the country (work, of course was the reason); More on that for another day. However I have been postponing, publishing a recipe and post for a couple of weeks now in spite of settling down n the new place because of this very awkward silence.
It was like reconnecting with my best friend. “But, what do I say? How do I begin?” Then I realized that no matter when I start publishing my posts, the pause and the lull in the flow of words is going to be inevitable, that the dialogue shall come to me sooner or later.
Lo and behold! All I needed to was to begin typing and it already feels like I was never apart from you! 😀
This curry recipe, Methi malai matar is a pretty close-to-heart kind-of-a deal because it is my dad’s favorite. He ordered this every single time we visited a restaurant as kids. He still does but he, restaurant hops much less frequently now that we kids are all grown up and have moved away.
A subtle, creamy curry with almost no bold spices, this methi malai matar will blow up your shell of preconceived notions about curry. Don’t let your library of curry recipes be incomplete without this amazing recipe for:
Methi Malai Matar