Aloo Methi is a popular Punjabi dish that is very common in every north indian home.  This heart winning combination of potatoes and fresh fenugreek leaves ( Methi ), is very healthy. Though Methi has a bitter taste, It has been proven to lower blood sugar in diabetics. Serve hot with roti or paratha.

Servings : 4-5
Preparation time : 20 min
Cooking time : 20-25 min

Ingredients :

  • 4 cups methi leaves/fenugreek leaves (t ghtly packed )
  • 1 cup potatoes ( chopped in cubes )
  • 1-2 green chilies/hari mirch
  • ½ tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • Salt according to taste ( approx ½ tsp )
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp lemon juice

Method :

  • Rinse the leaves thoroughly in running water. See that the leaves are clean and devoid of any muddy particles on them.
  • Chop the fenugreek leaves.
  • Rinse, peel and chop the potatoes into small cubes or squares.
  • In a kadai or pan, heat up the butter or oil. Add the potatoes first. Add pinch of salt.
  • Saute the potatoes for some minutes till they start looking crisp and are lightly browned from the edges.
  • Add the chopped green chilies and stir.
  • Add garlic and ginger paste.
  • Add all dry masala. Mix well.
  • Now add the chopped methi/fenugreek leaves. Stir very well.
  • Add salt. Give a nice stir and let the methi leaves cook on a medium flame uncovered.
  • The methi will start to leave water. lower the flame and cook the leaves for 7-8 minutes more.
  • Continue to saute for 2 to 3 minutes more once all the water has dried up.
  • Some oil should release from the sabzi. There should be no moisture in this dish.
  • If you see that the potatoes are not cooked and the water has dried, then sprinkle 2-3 tbsp of water, so that the potatoes get cooked.
  • When the veggies are done and if there is any water left, then dry the water. the end dish should be dry and not watery.
  • When the aloo methi is done, add lemon juice and mix well.
  • Serve the aloo methi with parathas or roti.