Aloo Methi, Punjabi Aloo Methi Recipe
by Tarla Dalal
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Aloo Methi is an everyday recipe... easy, tasty and awesome. Yet, every time you taste it, it feels exotic, with the softness of potatoes and the pleasing bitterness of methi. Indeed, this Punjabi favourite deserves the global fame that it has earned! You will find that this recipe is made with everyday ingredients like ginger, garlic, jeera and red chillies, yet it has a rich aroma and flavour that makes you eat an extra chapati or two. Cooking the potatoes for so long makes them a little crisp and gives them an appetising brownish colour. It also allows the potatoes to imbibe the flavours of the garlic, green chillies and ginger really well. Serve this tasty Aloo Methi with rotis and parathas.
- Take the fenugreek leaves in a deep bowl, sprinkle a little salt over it, mix well and keep aside for 15 minutes.
- Squeeze out all the water from the fenugreek leaves and keep aside. Discard the squeezed water.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- When they crackle, add the garlic, ginger, green chillies and red chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
- Add the turmeric powder and potatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the fenugreek leaves and coriander-cumin seeds powder and salt mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve hot.
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