Aloo Methi ( Punjabi Recipe)

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This winning combination of potatoes and fresh fenugreek leaves, in a dry curry form, is very common in every north indian home.

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1 1/2 cups peeled and boiled potato
4 cups fresh fenugreek (methi) leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tbsp chopped ginger (adrak)
2 whole dry red chillies , dry roasted and broken into pieces
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
2 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
4 tbsp oil
salt to taste

  1. Wash the fenugreek leaves and chop them finely. Sprinkle some salt over them and keep aside for about half an hour.
  2. Squeeze out all the water and keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds.
  4. When they crackle, add the garlic, ginger, red chillies and salt.
  5. Add the potatoes and stir-fry for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the fenugreek leaves, coriander powder, turmeric powder and asafoetida. Cook covered for 10 minutes on a low flame.
  7. Serve hot.

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 on 22 Apr 12 11:09 AM

Two things that make this recipe extra special: a. roasted and breaking the red chillies. b. This one can easily miss everyone - salting the methi and squeezing out the water. Very very rarely does someone get the methi alu recipe right, and the reason they go weong is in not removing the methi moisture. If not done, when you add it to the aloo, it happily lets out close to 3/4 cup of water and the methis gets a boiled taste and the aloo is beyond recognition. Today I discovered the secret . Really happy! (and I have been cooking for 30 years :), so imagine how a simple truth can miss you!
 on 06 Jan 12 12:32 AM

simple and delicious. goes well with rotis.