Aloo Methi ~ Potato Fenugreek leaves stir fry

aloo-methi
Aloo Methi

Today we had rotis with Aloo Methi stir fry, pickle, salad and yogurt. I enjoy North Indian style subzis to go with rotis and can never get tired of them. With abundant methi leaves (menthu kura/fenugreek leaves) available, I am preparing a lot of methi based dishes keeping in mind its health supporting properties. On Saturday, I made Methi Parathas and on Sunday, it was Methi Chicken. None of us at home are tired of methi yet. 🙂

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Fresh Methi, Menthu Kura, Fenugreek leaves

Aloo Methi Recipe

Preparation: 30 mts

Serves 4-5 persons

Cuisine: North Indian

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Ingredients:

3 potatoes, peeled, boiled and cubed

1 cup packed fresh methi leaves, add little salt and sugar, leave aside

1/2 cup chopped spinach leaves (optional)

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

big pinch of asafoetida/hing/inguvva

1 small onion, finely chopped (optional)

1 tsp grated ginger

1 tsp red chilli pwd

1/2 tsp coriander pwd

garam masala pwd (2 cloves, 1/2″ cinnamon, 1 cardamom)

salt to taste

1/2 tbsp oil

1 Add big pinch salt + big pinch sugar and a cup of water to the methi leaves and let it rest for a few mts. Squeeze out the water from methi and keep aside.
2 Heat ghee or oil in a vessel, add the grated ginger and asafoetida and saute for a few secs. Add onions and saute for 3 mts. Add coriander pwd and red chilli pwd and combine. Add the chopped methi and spinach leaves and cook till wilted, approx 10-12 mts.
3 Add the cubed boiled potatoes and salt and combine. Cook for 9-10 mts. This is a dry saute dish.
4 Add garam masala pwd and combine well. On high flame saute for 2-3 mts, tossing the potatoes and turn off heat. Serve hot with rotis/paranthas or hot rice. (You can also add a dash of lemon juice to pep up the dish)

Aloo Methi ~ Potato Fenugreek leaves stir fry

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 Serves: 4

 Main Ingredients:

  •  potato
  •   aloo
  •   methi
  •   fenugreek leaves

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Today we had rotis with Aloo Methi stir fry, pickle, salad and yogurt. I enjoy North Indian style subzis to go with rotis and can never get tired of them. With abundant methi leaves (menthu kura/fenugreek leaves) available, I am preparing a lot of methi based dishes keeping in mind its health supporting properties.

38 thoughts on “Aloo Methi ~ Potato Fenugreek leaves stir fry

  1. hi sailu…ur so sweet….that i can see new recipes in ur blog very often nowadays.and todays recipe aloo methi is looking very good. ya sailu ur right ….we can use methi as much as we can. i remember my mom used a lot of methi in recipes. pudina and kothimeer also. methi in keema also tastes good sailu. and sailu….can u post chicken methi? thanks and bye sailu.

    I will post Methi Murgh, Rani.

  2. Made this several times and as you say never got tired of Methi. Love this aloo methi with chappatis, I add about half a tomato when making as a side dish for chappatis.

  3. Hi Sailu
    I live in New Zealand. it is hard to get fresh methi. can this be substituted with kasoori methi?
    thank for all the great recipes. Your are doing a great service to mankind/womenkind.

    Yes, you can use kasuri methi, Sarita. It has a slightly different flavor but you can make do. Reduce the quantity of dried kasuri methi while preparing.

  4. What a coincidence – Made this for lunch today and came here to find that u have posted the same. Never added spinach for this dish though 🙂

  5. Hi Sailu,

    I just admire your North Indian recipe collection. The recipes are so simple and easy to follow. Since we don’t get Methi leaves easily and frequently here,I use Kasuri Methi (dried Methi powder) for Aloo Methi.

    Cheerz
    Ashwini.

  6. Sailu,
    As always, nice recipe. I have a request… Can you please post “sorakaya kofta” recipe. I used to love it when I was kid. It goes something like this…
    Grate Soarakaya.squeeze the water out of it. mix it with besan, chilli, salt,kothimeera . make balls of this mixture and fry them. then u make some gravy and soak the fried balls in this gravy.

    It is a great recipe.Plz do post the recipe . Thanks!

  7. సేమ్ పించ్.. ఇఫ్పుడే ఇదే కూర చేసి వచ్చా. మీరు అదే రెసిపి పెట్టారు. బంగాళదుంప, మెంతికూర భలే కాంబినేషన్. ధాంక్ యూ శైలజగారు..

  8. Sailaja garu,

    looks like today is metho-aloo day….i just watched MAA TV Maavoori Vanta On Maa TV EST time and she made methi aloo today on her show…. what a coincidence…..

  9. Dear Sailu:

    Aloo Methi is a good looking (photogenic)picture as well as good tasting dry dish. Here in USA we get fresh Methi leaves and also plenty of Potatoes (Aloo), only I need to find some time to make the dish. Making fresh roti is another story. I will try this dish as soon as possible. Keep up with the good work sailu!

  10. Hi Sailu

    thanks for all your lovely recipes. We do not get fresh methi here in New Zealand. Can you substitue with kasoori methi

    thanks

    Yes, Sarita, you can use dried methi leaves.

  11. Wonderful Sailu.. Any recipe is awesome in ur website .. Can you also please post the recipe for methi paratha?? Just sick of eating the frozen parathas all the time..

    Thank u
    Mrudula.

    I have blogged Methi Paratha recipe at Kids Zone, Mrudula.

  12. Hi Sailu,

    This is an eternal fav. By the way I walked in to fab india today and guess what I found…. Organic flax seeds….I am thrilled to bits. Wanted to share this information with you. They are deep brown in color.Can you post some recipes which use these, esp smoothies since they are quite healthy. 🙂

  13. Sailu I made this tonight for dinner. I did adjust the spices slightly and left out onions. It tasted quite nice. It’s a nice winter-time food to warm you up! The only thing is the patience required to pluck the leaves from the stems! 😉 Thanks for posting.

  14. Hi Sailu garu

    I keep following ur site . Some time back i had deliciiiious methi pulav/methi rice?? from my tamil friend’s lunch box. From then onwards m looking for its recipee. I tried some recipees from the net , but didnt come out well. Could you please post it. Am sure urs will turn out closer to my friend’s recipee.

  15. Hi Sailu….lovely recipes. i love aloo methi with rotis. i have also posted my version of the recipe. will be happy to know your feedback :). also nice to see you blogging more frequently now. tummykhush.blogspot.com/2009/12/aloo-methi-ki-sabzi.html

  16. Hi Sailu,

    As usual simply amazing
    I was wondering the reason behind allowing the methi leaves to rest in Salt and Sugar water.

    Is it to get rid of methi leaves bitternes?

    Thanks
    Namitha

  17. Hai Sailu Garu
    Aloo with menti leaves currey is very tasty dish
    good
    keep it up……..
    post the HOW TO MAKE BADAM MILK in Andhra Style
    Please post that….

  18. Hi,
    i have tried several of your chicken curry recipes and they have always turned out fantastic – thank you !
    im going to try this aloo methi tomorrow .How many tsp garam masala do we add?

  19. This was so good – it barely lasted me a meal because I kept eating it as soon as it was done…

    I did equal amounts of methi & spinach, and did not go wrong!

  20. This is great blog and Aloo methi leaves stir fry recipe is my favorite recipe. I love allo methi , thanks for sharing this recipe………….

  21. This is great blog and Aloo methi leaves stir fry recipe is my favorite recipe. I love allo methi , thanks for sharing this recipe………….

  22. This is great blog and Aloo methi leaves stir fry recipe is my favorite recipe. I love allo methi , thanks for sharing this recipe………….

  23. excelllent recipe. My husband has been complaining I have been cooking the same stuff for last 13 years,….so here I was trying your recipe. Thank you. Came out great. Now I need to remember not to overeat 😉

  24. excelllent recipe. My husband has been complaining I have been cooking the same stuff for last 13 years,….so here I was trying your recipe. Thank you. Came out great. Now I need to remember not to overeat 😉

  25. looks and sounds yummy. but where is your cumin seeds in your recipe which you mentioned in the ingredients? thanks. 🙂

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