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Monday, October 6, 2008

Methi Aloo

Did I tell you that Potatoes are my favourite roots of all. I love to have them with almost anything. As it is known to all that potatoes are rich in starch and carbohydrates and many are watching their carb consumption. I must say they are even keeping me away from blogging, no I was just kidding! But I agree that they make me dozzZzy Zzzz Zzzz ZZz!!!

Frying potatoes with methi leaves for me is a Maharashtrian cuisine. I do know that Methi Aloo might be some north-indian cuisine too. I always like this with hot steamed rice and dal or chapatis. Methi leaves used here in this recipe are picked straight from my window garden. I will update my garden photos shortly.

My window garden, Fenugreek/Methi

Medicinal information on Fenugreek leaves
Use a lot of fenugreek (methi) in your culinary preparations. Why? For the simple reason that it is so healthy. This wonder herb, a very popular vegetable in the Indian cuisine is a nature’s boon to mankind. Besides, it is so appetizing, light and dry. Rich in protein, calcium, phosphorus and iron in their natural forms, its mineral and vitamin contents are also very high and this is easily assimilated by our body. This is extracted from beauty and personal grooming. For more on information on Methi leaves, its medicinal benefits and home remedies do check the informational blog here beauty....

Methi Aloo

Recipe Source: Friend

Cuisine: Maharashtrian Cuisine ~ Indian
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

6-7 red skin potatoes, diced and cubed into small pieces
1 small bunch of
fenugreek leaves/methi leaves/menthaaku
1 tsp red chilli powder/cayenne powder/karam
a pinch of turmeric/haldi/pasupu
for tempering/seasoning:
2 tbsp cooking oil
1 tsp cumin/jeera/jeelakara
1 tsp mustard/rai/avaalu
1 tsp black gram/urad/minapappu
5-6 curry leaves


  • Clean and roughly chop the methi leaves/fenugreek leaves.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan or kadai. Add all the seasoning ingredients. Fry for a minute and then add the diced and cubed red potatoes with its skin on.
  • Fry for 15-17 minutes or till the potatoes are cooked. Sprinkle some salt, turmeric and cayenne pepper/karam and stir so that all the spices are mixed well.
  • Lastly add fenugreek leaves/methi leaves, let it cook for 3-4 mins and stir so that leaves are mixed well.
  • Serve it with hot steamed rice or rotis/Indian flatbread.
I am sending this to Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook, Weekend Herb Blogging is brainchild of Kalyn from Kalyn's Kitchen. Do not forget to check the new rules on weekend herb blogging

More tasty Aloo(potato) recipes from my blog:
Jeera Aloo
Punjabi Gobi Aloo muttar


Red Chillies said...

Methi and Aloo is one of my favorite combination too. I love the fragrance of methi the moment it hits the heats. Just awesome!

Praneetha said...

This is one of my fav combinations for roti. I love it when it's served hot. Feeling like coming to ur place :-)

Usha said...

Good one, simple and yummy...your methi plants are growing very well...I love planting methi's they grow so fast :-)

Sangeeth said...

OMG!lovely potato and I have seen a lot of potato recipes today!

Cham said...

The methi pot is just awesome :) I don't know why I didn't have methi in my garden :) I am drooling while writting Padma!

Priyanka said...

Aloo methi looks delicious. the pic is beautiful.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

oh, those leaves look as fresh as ever... lucky that you hv your own garden!! :) Love aloo methi

Unknown said...

Great to see ur own fenugreek plant..

Dori said...

I wish I had a limitless supply of fresh methi, I absolutely love it! Potatoes look delicious!

raaji said...

nice simple and easy have a beautiful methi garden in your backyard

Shreya said...

Yum! Aloo Methi with Methi so fresh from your own garden.. I envy you...Amazing pics. Love the info you have given:-)

Susan said...

Padma, your garden is so enchanting and lush. There's nothing like harvesting your own ingredients. You can't get any fresher than that.

Thank you for this delicious classic recipe. I love fenugreek, the leaves and seeds. : )

Laxmisri said...

Awesome very good recipe,Thank you

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

Methi leaves are something I use very often and potatoes are my daughter's and my favourite too. We love this with hot plain parathas and thick yogurt.

Anonymous said...

This looks so good. I'm so jealous of your methi plant!

Anonymous said...

padma methi aloo looking superb & the photo is very sharp.i tagged u in Meme check my blog

Kalyn Denny said...

What a great entry for WHB. Methi leaves are something I've been curious about for a long time now. Every spring I think I will grow some, but I never see the plants here. I think I need to go online and find seeds so I can try them.

Praneetha said...

chk out my blog for a surprise

Anonymous said...

Looks deliciously yummy

CurryLeaf said...

Good combination,I love potatoes with or without methi.The dish looks absolutely delicious

Yasmeen said...

I agree with you Padma, Methi is a wonder herb. And Aloo with methi are mast jodi:)

Mahek said...

This is my favorite dish
I just love it, yours looks so yummy

Deepthi Shankar said...

methi aloo looks delicious padma .. aloo goes good with almost everything

Anonymous said...

ultimate combination...i m yet to figure out wht else tastes good with methi other than potato...but i am not successful yet,and i don't think i am ever gonna be....Dish looks lovely and yeah will come back for a visit to ur kitchen garden

Chef Jeena said...

You are so lucky to be able to get fresh methi leaves Padma, I can only find dried ones.

This looks so very tasty I wish I could have a taste. :-)

Rumela said...

Thanks for the Methi Aloo recipe. Last summer I ate them at a party and has been looking for an authentic recipe ever since. Now I will be able to make them myself. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

@Padma, Potatoes (Aloo) are not roots...They are stems.

Chowirnghee Lane Laxmi Nagar said...

The pics are awesome and really makes to crave for it. Very Tempting one. I've bookmarked it def gonna try this week.
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