Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Aloo Methi (आलू मेथी)

Aloo Methi ( आलू मेथी )
Aloo methi , as the name suggests is made of potatoes and methi (fenugreek). Methi / Fenugreek is used in variety of food like Methi Malai mutter , Methi Paratha , Methi Pulao etc. Aloo Methi can be served with butter paratha or as a side with Jeera Rice.
Ingredients : (Serves 4 )
1 cup Methi / Fenugreek finely chopped ,
1/2 cup onion and 3-4 cloves of garlic finely chopped,
Salt to taste , 1/4th tspn mustard seeds , 1/4th tspn cumin ,
a pinch of asafoetida , 1/4th tspn turmeric , Salt to taste ,
1/2 tspn sugar , 1/2 tspn red chilly powder ,
2 medium sized boiled & peeled potatoes, 2 tbspn oil.
Procedure :
Heat oil in a pan , Add cumin and mustard seeds. Let them splutter , then add asafoetida ,turmeric , garlic and onion . Saute till the onion gives away the moisture. Then add finely chopped Methi /Fenugreek. Roast the fenugreek on medium high heat till it looses all the moisture and becomes crisp. In this process it looses the fresh green color. However you need to choose taste over the visual appearance this time. Add salt , red chilly powder , sugar and mix well .Chop the boiled & peeled potatoes in bite size pieces and incorporate it with the roasted fenugreek. The fenugreek then coats the potato. You may now turn down the heat to medium low for about 5 minutes. You may serve Aloo Methi with a wedge of lemon and squeeze it over as per your taste buds.


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