Thursday, May 14, 2009

Methi Aloo

METHI ALOO - A favourite during the winter months but a dish which everyone can enjoy during the other months too, if one is able to get fresh fenugreek/methi.

Ingredients :-

Methi / fenugreek leaves - 250 gms
Potatoes - 2 (medium, chopped)
Ginger - garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Green chillies - 1 (chopped)
Onion - 1 (large, chopped)
Turmeric / haldi powder - 1 tsp
Cumin / jeera powder - 1 tsp
Coriander / dhania powder - 1 tsp
Oil - for cooking
Salt - to taste

Method -
1. Cut the methi / fenugreek leaves into small pieces, discarding stalks. Wash well and rinse under the tap.
2. Peel the potatoes and cut into small cubes.
3. Heat oil, add chopped onion and fry well. Add ginger-garlic paste and green chillies and fry.
4. Add the spices (masalas) and fry till oil separates.
5. Mix in the chopped potatoes and cook over a medium flame, stirring from time to time.
6. Throw in the chopped methi and fry for 3 - 4 minutes.
7. Lower the flame and add 3 - 4 tbsp of water and salt to taste. Cover with a lid and allow to cook well.
8. Cook till the potatoes are done and the preparation is dry.

4 comments:

Superchef said...

i love aloo methi with both fresh and the dry kasoori methi..infact i always add the dry one a little bit even if im making with teh fresh ones!

Marie said...

Thanks for the tip about adding dry kasoori methi too. Will try it too.

Parita said...

Love aloo methi...try adding amchur powder too...it gives distinct flavor :) first time here...nice blog..me too from mumbai :)

anudivya said...

I have to hunt for the dry methi. I have seen being used in a lot of dishes, and been wanting to try it.
Fresh is always a pleasure to cook with.