Thursday, January 7, 2010

Aloo Methi

Something quick and easy - Aloo Methi. As a kid I used to despise eating Potatoes, and even now I do :); best way for parents to trick kids into eating vegetables is to make the dish more glamorous and appetizing. I recall Mom picking the freshest of Methi leaves (Fenugreek leaves) from the market and picking the tender shoots for curries and gravies. Methi leaves are something I love eating so it was aptly combined with Potatoes. Quite a simple dish.
Preparation time ~ 30 minues

Potatoes (Boiled and Diced) - 2-3
Onion (chopped) - 1 small
Cumin powder - 1/3 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 1/3 teaspoon
Red Chilli powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - Just a pinch
Asafoetida - Just a pinch
Oil - For frying
Kasuri Methi powder - 3 teaspoons or Methi Leaves (chopped) - 1/2 cup

Boil and dice the potatoes into bite-sized pieces. Do not make large pieces as they could be semi-boiled or raw. I do it in pressure cooker as its easier. Heat 2-3 teaspoons of oil in a saucepan. Saute Onions till turn translucent. Add chopped Methi leaves (if using the same) at this stage and allow to wilt. Add all the spice powders. Give a good stir. Simmer for 5 minutes on low flame. Crush Kasuri Methi leaves (if using the same) on the palm and sprinkle. Stir well and turn off the flame. Serve hot with Chapatis or Rotis.


  1. i love aloo methi esp with bhakaris..good recipe.

  2. Methi aloo is a favorite here too..

  3. Yep, if you can't make them join ya, trick them :D that was my mom's mantra too, and I cannot believe I follow in her footsteps on this too! I have been craving for methi for a few days now, I think it's time to resort to some frozen stuff. Wonderfully simple and delicious recipe, Ashwini.


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