Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Aloo methi ki sabzi - MP style

How would you feel when your husband who has been a faithful ardent crazy fan of your culinary skills comes home after a dinner at a friend's place and goes ga-ga over your friends culinary skills ?I don't know about you but this happened to me for the first time and I for one didn't know how to handle my jealousy :). But i had to face it. Sonu is a great cook but she is also sweet enough to share all her great recipes.One such recipe of her sabzis follows which ofcourse hubby dear loves. Its a typical MP (Madhya Pradesh state of India) style dish , so simple and very delicious. I love the mild bitterness of methi and its combination with potato, especially the roasted taste of this combo. Goes great with rotis /chapatis .

  • Potatoes (large) : 2 peeled and cut into small cubes
  • Methi(fenugreek leaves) : 1 big bunch
  • Oil :4- 5 tblspns
  • green chillies: 2 finely chopped
  • garlic :4-5 chopped
  • red chilli powder : 1-2 tspn depending on how much you can handle.
  • turmeric powder :1/4 tspn
  • salt to taste


  1. Pick the leaves of Methi , wash and chop them up .Keep aside.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut them into small cubes and keep soaked in water.
  3. In a pan, heat the oil. Keeping the heat at low ,add the chopped garlic and fry for a minute.
  4. Once the garlic turns light brown, make sure the oil is not too hot and add the red chilli powder and turmeric powder.
  5. Follow this by chopped Methi and Potato cubes.
  6. Stir fry this on medium heat until all the water from the methi has dried up. That is the vegetables are about 3/4th cooked.
  7. At this stage add the salt and continue to stir fry until the vegetables are completely cooked.Serve hot with rotis/chapati .
    The trick here is to not close the lid on the pan while it cooks.Yummmmyyy!!!