Nutritional Facts of Methi Mutter Malai, Punjabi Methi Matar Malai Recipe

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Methi Mutter Malai, Punjabi Methi Matar Malai Recipe

How many calories does one serving of Methi Mutter Malai have?

One serving of  Methi Mutter Malai gives 258 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 50 calories, proteins account for 25 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 169 calories.  One serving of Methi Mutter Malai provides about 15 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view Methi Mutter Malai recipe. To make methi mutter malai we add salt to fenugreek and keep it aside for 15 minutes. We squeeze out and discard the water. Then we cook the fenugreek leaves in oil and keep aside. After that we cook onions and add a prepared paste of garlic, cashew nuts, ginger and khus khus. Add tomato pulp, dry masala powder, green peas and sautéed fenugreek. Add milk, sugar and cream and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Your methi matar malai is ready.

Methi and mutter are a super-hit combination as their flavours complement each other well. Add to this a fragrant masala paste, an even more zestful freshly-ground dry masala, tangy tomato pulp and all, and you have an irresistible methi mutter malai on the table.



I would like to share some important tips to make the perfect punjabi methi matar malai. 1. The quantity of cream can be adjusted to taste and preference. 2. Consistency of the methi mutter malai gravy should be medium thick so adjust it by adding more or less water at this stage. 3. Sprinkle salt on fenugreek leaves and keep aside for 15 minutes. Squeeze out the water and discard it. This is the trick to get rid of the bitterness of methi leaves.

punjabi methi matar malai is best accompained with ChapatiMasalawali Toovar Dal and Cooked Rice, it gives you the satisfaction of having had a wholesome and tasty meal.

Is Methi Mutter Malai healthy?

Yes, this is healthy. But restrictions apply to some.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Methi leaves (fenugreek leaves) : Methi leaves are low in caloriepowerful antioxidant and cures mouth ulcers. Fenugreek leaves help in improving glucose and insulin responses, hence good for diabetics. The levels of cholesterol also reduced with intakes of fenugreek leaves. Rich in Vitamin K which is good for bone metabolism. They are good source of iron which is important for Iron rich foods for pregnant women as well as other individuals. Iron is a part of hemoglobin in the blood. A deficiency of iron may cause anaemia and that may decrease your work ability and make you fatigue easily. See all benefits of methi leaves here. 

2. Green Peas : Green peas are good for weight loss, good source of vegetarian protein, has insoluble fibre to relieve constipation. Legumes like green peas, cow peas, mung, chick peas and kidney beans have a cholesterol lowering effect. Green Peas are rich in Vitamin K which aids in bone metabolism. Green peas have a Glycemic Index (GI) rank of 22 which is low and good for diabetics.  Is green peas good for diabetics and see full benefits of green peas

3. Onions : Yes, its a great Anti Oxidant. The phytochemical present in onions along with their Vitamin C help boost your immunity. The chromium in onions help regulate your blood pressure. The sulphur in the onion which brings you tears is actually good for your eyes. Raw onions keep your heart healthy and see here for total benefits of onions

4. Tomatoes : Tomatoes are extremely rich source of Lycopene. Tomatoes are a powerful antioxidant, super rich in Vitamin C, good for heart. Tomatoes are a Pregnant women's friend. Read about 13 amazing benefits of tomatoes.  

5. Milk and Low Fat Milk : 1 cup of milk provides 70% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of Calcium. Milk promotes strong bones. The Calcium in Milk helps to protect your teeth against gum disease and keeps your jaw bone strong and healthy. Milk is low in carbs and therefore does not raise blood glucose levels. However diabetics must consider including low fat milk as advised by their dietitian only so as to avoid any fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Protein is another key nutrient which milk is rich in - 8.6 g from a cup. So all those looking to build protein stores can add milk and its products like curd and paneer to their diet. One cup of Milk gives 10 grams of carbs.  Low fat milk has lower fat and the same benefits of milk

6. Cashew Nuts (kaju) : In general, walnutscashew nutspeanutsalmondspistachios and pinenuts are a healthy snack to carry keep with you as they are rich in monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats and good for heart. They are a healthy snack for Diabetics. Dietary intakes of cashew and other foods rich in magnesium helps to regulate blood pressure. See 9 amazing benefits of cashew nuts for complete details. 

7. Fresh Cream : 1 tbsp of fresh cream (15 gm) provides around 18 calories, out of which 16 calories result from saturated fat. Till late, saturated fat was always looked upon as that evil fat which would lead to high cholesterol levels and strokes. Offhand, studies have revealed no such association. So, the next question that arises is “Are saturated fats healthy then?” What’s more important is to look at your diet in totality. Fats, in reality, will keep you full for long time and avoid bingeing and weight gain. And yes, the body for absorption of fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin A, D, E and K, needs some amounts of fat. 

What's the problem?

1. Vegetable Oils : To some vegetable oil is only soyabean oil, while some promote it as a mix of oils like soyabean, canola, sunflower, corn and other omega-6 rich oils. These are often cheaper options than many oils, but they are highly processed oils. They are undoubtedly not to be reached out for, whether you are looking for salad dressings, sautéing or cooking.  The 5 best oils used in cooking are olive oil (low temperature short time cooking), avocado oilcanola oilcoconut oil and peanut oil. You must read the super article to find the facts of  which oil is the healthiest avoid vegetable oil

Methai malai mutter is heathy for some and can be modified for those with diabetes, heart and overweight individuals. Made of methi, green peas, onions, tomatoes, milk and a cashew nuts.

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have  Methi Mutter Malai?

We must look at the fat levels of this recipe. For individuals with any disease we suggest you replace full fat milk with low fat milk, use half the quantity of fresh cream and you are good. Yes, diabetics, weight loss and heart patients can now have this recipe.

What is a healthy accompaniment to the Subzi? 

We suggest a bajra roti, jowar roti and whole wheat roti to make a healthy combination.

Bajra Roti
Bajra Roti

8 Pointers to get healthy on a Indian diet

1. Eat healthy and say yes to good home cooked food. Prefer whole grains like oatmeal, quinoa, buckwheat, barley and healthy flours like bajra flour, jowar flour, quinoa flour, wheat flour etc. rather than refined ones like maida. Have healthy Indian fats like ghee, coconut, coconut oil in your diet.

2. Opt out of junk food, packaged food, deep fried foods. Prefer steamed snacks and other non-fried snacks. Check out some Healthy Indian Snacks. Remember to eat small frequent meals through the day as that will keep you always full and prevent your blood sugar from dropping. By starving your body through some diet, will not help you one bit. In fact, dieting will make you binge on 2 to 3 meals which is not good. 

3. Have 4 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 3 servings of fruit is a must. Follow the logic of a vegetable in each main meal of the day and a fruit in-between meals. Check out a few Healthy Indian Soups and Healthy Indian Salads  recipes using this food group.           

4. Cut down on sugar and salt in your diet and pick honey ( very small amounts) or dates to sweeten your food. Slowly cut the sugar habit as this is not going to happen over night. Sugar  is also called white poison. It is a simple carbohydrate with zero nutritional value. On intake, sugar will cause inflammation of the body which will last for many hours. It will spike your blood sugar level and shut down the fat burning process. This also causes high blood sugar levels in your body. The development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage. 

Salt and blood pressure. Apart from stress and obesity, one of the main reasons for high blood pressure is excessive sodium and salt intake. Most people find it difficult to limit the amount of salt in their cooking, thinking it will affect the taste of their favourite dishes. 

This is not true. Bajra and jowar are rich in potassium and critical for those with High Blood Pressure as it lessens the impact of sodium. Eating more Potassium Rich Foods will remove more sodium from your body through urine. So include the basic bajra roti and jowar roti in your daily diet to have with Lower Blood Pressure Subzis Recipes

5. Befriend a few healthy seeds and nuts like chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts and almonds. 

6.  Sprouts are called ‘living food’. They are high is most nutrients and easy to digest as well. Let them feature in your meals at least thrice a week. Also Read : All Benefits about Sprouts

7.  Exercise 45 minutes every day. No excuse. You can walk fast, run, do weights, play your favourite sport or go to the gym.

8.  Sleep early and get up early. Get your body into rhythm and it will function best. Sleep helps your body to recover.

Methi Mutter Malai is high in

1. Calcium : Calcium  is a mineral that makes bones stay strong. Required from kids to adults. 

2. Phosphorous Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones. 

3. Vitamin C :  Vitamin C is a great defence against coughs and colds.

Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

How to burn 258 calories that come from one serving of Methi Mutter Malai?

Walking (6 kmph) = 1 hr 17 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 26 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 34 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 44 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual

Value per per serving% Daily Values
Energy258 cal13%
Protein6.3 g11%
Carbohydrates12.6 g4%
Fiber4.2 g17%
Fat18.8 g28%
Cholesterol10 mg2%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A700.8 mcg15%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.4 mg3%
Vitamin C21 mg52%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)17.9 mcg9%
MINERALS
Calcium223.7 mg37%
Iron1.2 mg6%
Magnesium45.6 mg13%
Phosphorus145 mg24%
Sodium32.2 mg2%
Potassium175.2 mg4%
Zinc0.3 mg3%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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