Sunday, 5 February 2017

Alu Methi(fenugreek with potatoes)

     I consider methi to be a very versatile green,the reason being so many different preparations can be made with it.Methi muthiya,methi paratha,methi matar malai,methi pakora or fritters and the list goes on.I personally love methi because of the distinctive aroma it gives out on being sauteed.Today I am going to share a very easy recipe with very few ingredients, alu methi   or fenugreek leaves with potatoes.



methi(fenugreek leaves)-2 bunches
potatoes-1 large (cut in small cubes)
tomatoes-2 small finely chopped
onion-1 medium
garlic-5 to 6 pods
coriander leaves-handful-chopped finely

salt -as per taste
turmeric-1 teaspoon
coriander powder -1 teaspoon
chili powder-1 teaspoon
sugar-half teaspoon

Clean and wash the leaves well,then chop them as finely as possible.Rub salt to the chopped leave and leave for at least 10 minutes.After 10 minutes squeeze out the water in the leaves.The pic down here has the methi leaves squeezed ,so they look different.

Add oil to the pan

Add the onion and garlic to the oil

Add the salt and the turmeric and fry for 2 minutes,till the raw smell of onions is gone

Add the potatoes and mix well

Cover and let it cook in medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes

Check if the potatoes are cooked

Now add the tomatoes and coriander and chilli powder,mix well

Cover again for 2 minutes for the tomatoes to cook in medium flame

Add the methi leaves now

Mix well and fry in high heat by constant stirring for 2 minutes,till the leaves start giving out the aroma

Time to add the coriander leaves

Mix well once again,add the sugar

Mix and switch off the flame

Ready to serve