Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Alu Methi / Potato with Fenugreek Leaves

Simple foods are the best. You can never get enough of them. You can never say they are boring. Today’s dish fits into that category perfectly.

It just has the basic ingredients which can be found in any Indian Kitchen. The only thing that you might need to get is Methi (Fenugreek Leaves). I am sure every one has potatoes at home all the time.

I used frozen Methi which is readily available for me in the Indian Stores. You can use fresh as well. Make sure you wash it well.


2 big Potatoes – chopped into 1 inch cubes (boil if you are using fresh methi)
100 gm Frozen Methi
1 Onion – finely chopped
2 dry red chillies – tear in the middle
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
2 tbsp Oil

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Once its hot, add the red chillies and fry for 30 seconds.
  2. Then add the Mustard Seeds and let them pop.
  3. Now add the Cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  4. Add the onions and fry till they turn brown.
  5. Add the potatoes and fry for a min.
  6. Now add the methi, half a cup of water, red chilli powder and salt. Mix well.
  7. Cover and cook till the potatoes are cooked. Add more water if necessary.
  8. Serve with rice / roti.

This is going to Veggie / Fruit a month hosted by Divya of Dil Se. The theme this month is Potato. This event was started by Priya of Mharo Rajasthan's Recipes.

Another interesting photo I have to add is the below one. I found this potato yesterday when I was making Upma. This is the first time I am coming across a different shaped potato. So I thought it might be interesting to post it.

This is also going to Complete my Thali – Subjis hosted by Padmaja of Seduce Your Tastebuds and started by Jagruti of Joy of Cooking.

Fenugreek Leaf on Foodista


  1. This made my mouth water.It looks really delicious.I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this fenugreek leaf widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about recipes using fenugreek leaf,Thanks!

  2. Awesome looking dish, thanks for a great idea.

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