Friday, March 23, 2012

Aloo Methi

I had posted this recipe earlier this month using kasuri methi(dried fenugreek leaves).This recipe uses the fresh fenugreek leaves.They are really healthy and the health benefits are mentioned in my earlier post.

This easy dish makes a healthy side dish except that sometimes cleaning the fresh leaves are a tedious job.If the fenugreek leaves are tender, there is a short cut- just chop off the roots and wash thoroughly and grind it coursely in a mixer.Else the leaves have to be plucked.If the fresh leaves are unavailable use the sun dried - kasuri methi which is readily available in packs.

To make this dish, you need

Potatoes/baby potatoes 2 peeled and diced (if using baby potatoes can be used whole)
Fenugreek leaves/methi leaves one bunch
Onion 1 medium chopped finely
Tomato 1 large
Salt to taste
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Garlic 2 3 pods
Oil 2 tablespoons
Chilli powder 1 tsp (or as much as you need)
Turmeric/haldi powder 1/2 tsp

  • Heat oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds and let it splutter.Add the onions and fry till soft.Next add the garlic and fry well.
  • Add the methi leaves and fry well in the oil until the leaves go soft.Now add the potatoes and cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Next add the tomatoes and cover and cook.Do not pour extra water this needs to be a nice dry dish.
  • Add salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder and mix well.
  • Cover and cook until the potatoes are soft.

  • Serve hot with hot chapatis or steamed rice.
  • Stuff this in a slice of bread with your favorite spread and enjoy a healthy breakfast!!




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