Skip to main content

Methi Aloo (Potato with Fenugreek leaves).

Methi aloo is one of the simplest and easiest dish you would ever come across. Baby potatoes are ideal for can also use ordinary potatoes cut into cubes.

I did not take any step by step pictures because its so easy to make..........
This is a true North Indian mother-in-law got the recipe some 40 years back when she was living in Haldwani and ever since a favorite subzi in the family.
The best part is there are no onions to  peel and I guess this one stands apart!!!
Its a dry dish and leftovers can be stuffed in parathas or samosas.

#If using ordinary potatoes either boil and cube them or cut into cubes and put it soon after the leaves are added and let it cook in the water of the leaves on slow flame.
Baby potatoes: 1/2 kg, boiled and peeled.
Methi leaves: 2 handful, chopped.
Kashmiri chilly powder: 1 tsp.
Turmeric powder: a fat pinch.
Asafoitida/Hing: 2 fat pinch.
Amchur/Dry mango powder: 1 tsp.
Jeera: 1 tsp.
Oil: 3 tbsp.
Salt as needed.

1.Heat oil in a kadhai/pan/wok and put in 1 tsp of Jeera and let it splutter.
2. Turn of fire and put in 1 tsp chilly powder, turmeric powder, and asafoitida powder. If you do not turn off the fire, the chilly powder will get burned. Once it is incorporated turn on the fire again and add the chopped methi leaves, add salt. Once the leaves are well mixed add the potatoes. Mix well and let the water evaporate stirring all the way.
3. Reduce the flame. Add 1 tsp of amchur/dry mango powder and mix well to incorporate nicely. Let it fry in low flame for 5 to 10 min...keep stirring on and off.....aloo methi is done!!!

Serve hot with roti/naan/paratha.


  1. Wow nicely roasted and lovely combination too...looks yummy

    1. "Hi
      Here are sites that would help you get the most from online healthy recipes and cooking videos you encounter.
      It’s got everything about food. Types, best brands, videos, course recipes and more
      Check them out:

  2. Omg, those methi aloo tempts me a lot,wonderfully done..

  3. I love the roasted methi leaves....lovely recipe Nisa
    A Girl's Diary

  4. This ones our family fav too!!! Loved the way u have roasted the potatoes!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  5. Love the awesome flavor combination. Looks so inviting

  6. Yum,yum.. this super inviting ,irresistible!

  7. hey Nisa do visit the ongoing event and send us some beautiful recipes of yours :)
    A Girl's Diary
    What's On Your Kebab Platter

  8. I dont know how I forgot this recipe, you made to remember my mom, she cooks similar way but with normal potatos!!! this looks yumm should give a try!!!
    Good Food Recipes
    Food Blog News

  9. Spices- Thank you for the lovely thought...and for the encouragement.....really appreciate it ......

  10. Wonderful goods from you, man. I have understand your
    stuff previous to and you're just too magnificent. I really like what you've acquired here, really like what you're stating and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still take care of to keep it wise. I can't wait to read far more from you. This is really a wonderful website.
    my page - vitamin a cream for face

  11. looks so good, my mouth is just watering, will cook it today


Post a Comment

Thanks a lot for visiting my space. Your comments, suggestions, criticism and all opinions are very much appreciated. Thank you for stopping by and have a nice day.

Popular posts from this blog

Turmeric Tea Mix Recipe For Weight Loss - Homemade/DIY (Golden) Turmeric Tea Mix

turmeric tea mix - diy turmeric mix to make turmeric tea or golden milk. turmeric tea for weight loss, for a flat belly, stomach bloating, and for overall health. this homemade mix is an excellent fat burner and also will boost immunity. have this on empty stomach in the morning for best results. the active ingredient in turmeric known as curcumin has powerful anti inflammatory effects and is a strong anti oxidant. curcumin is not easily absorbed by the body and that is the reason inspite of us Indians having lots of turmeric in our diet, do not get its full benefits. black pepper is the one natural ingredient that helps the curcumin to be absorbed into the body by around 2000%, wow! So, do not skip black pepper when taking turmeric. All the ingredients I used in this homemade turmeric tea mix are locally acquired and organic. curcumin/turmeric is fat soluble so it is also a good option to have a warm cup after a heavy meal. studies shows that turmeric can prevent cancer, h

Caramel Pudding Recipe - Caramel Custard Recipe

Caramel pudding recipe;  a delicious traditional dessert with creamy caramel over silky custard. Caramel custard is my favorite pudding. All through my childhood, amma makes caramel pudding as a Sunday special.....achachen (my dad) love only this pudding...... 42 years of serving caramel pudding to him has made amma, a sort of an authority on caramel pudding recipe! Ah yes, like always this is amma's recipe. It is her signature, no-fail recipe. of caramel custard. Okay lets talk about this pudding!!  I used 4 eggs because amma said so  eggs are the show stopper here :) is needed to make the pudding silky-satin, and stand tall....and yes it will not you may wonder....won't this be eggy!!smelly!! I promise it won't....there wouldn't be too much eggy flavor! caramel flavor can do wonders!! Believe me!! I am using my steamer or appachembu as it is known locally to cook the pudding. While the pudding is steaming, it is import

Pidiyum Kozhiyum Recipe - How To Make Kerala Style Kozhi Pidi - Kerala Recipes

Pidiyum kozhiyum or kottayam style pidi is a traditional knanaya cuisine ; these rice dumpling have a thick gravy like sauce, unlike the dry versions of Malabar kakka roti or kozhi pidi. Knanaya style pidi is served with varutharacha kozhi curry. Traditionally, pidi is associated with baby shower ie when the daughter-in-law is sent to her parents house for delivery, it is customary for the mother-in-law to make kozhi pidi and we knanaya people still follow these traditions. My main aim is to preserve this recipe; so that the future generations can enjoy this wholesome dish. Pidi is rice dumplings which is simmered in water along with shallots, garlic, curry leaves, and coriander seeds; but I have used coriander powder instead to make the whole process easy. Amma mentioned that if using coriander seeds then; the water used to mix the rice flour should be sieved and that using fresh roasted coriander powder saves time. I have made a video recipe and I hope this you help