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March 18, 2014


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As i mentioned in my Holi lunch menu post,here is the yummy aloo methi recipe ie,Potato with fenugreek leaves which is a great side dish for roti and rice.I have tried this many times and its my favourite too.No doubt any dish with potato tastes greatWinking smile.Addition of methi leaves makes it more healthy and flavourful.I don’t follow a particular recipe.I make it based on the ingredients i have in my pantry.Sometimes i make the same with kasoori methi  & baby potatoes too.It turns out well.But in this post,i have shared the basic aloo methi curry recipe using fresh methi leaves.Do try this recipe.Its a yummy side dish for dal rice and curd rice.It also goes well with our South Indian Sambar sadam and Rasam Smile with tongue out.
Do refer my baby potato masal curry if interested .

Aloo methi curry recipe

Aloo methi curry recipe Aloo methi curry recipe - yummy side dish for rice and roti !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sidedishes
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 15 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes


  • Big potatoes - 3 nos
  • Methi leaves - 1 cup
  • Big onion - 1 no
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp}     OR Sambar powder – 1 tsp
  • Dhania powder - 3/4 tsp }
  • Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon juice - few drops
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Jeera/cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp

  • Wash and pressure cook potatoes by slitting into two for two to three whistles.Remove and peel the skin.Cut into cubes.
  • Wash and chop the fresh fenugreek leaves roughly.
  • In a kadai,heat oil and splutter jeera.Add onions and ginger bits.Saute well till onions turns transparent.
aloo methi recipe step 1
  • Add methi leaves and saute till it shrinks in quantity.Add salt,turmeric,red chilli powder, coriander powder & garam masala powder.Mix well..
aloo methi recipe step 2
  • Add boiled potatoes.Stir well till masala coats it well.Leave in low flame for 4-5 minutes stirring twice in between.Remove and add few drops of lemon juice.Serve hot with roti,rice !
aloo methi recipe step 3

  • For variations,use sambar powder instead of red chilli and dhania powder.
  • Adding garam masala pwd is optional.Skip if u don’t like.
  • I loved adding lemon juice at the end.It help to balance all the taste.But add less..
  • U can also use kasoori methi instead of using fresh leaves.In that case,use 2-3 tbsp crushing  in ur hands.
  • U can always use baby potatoes in place of bigger ones.For this recipe,u can add 10-12 small ones.
Serve with hot rice,dal tadka & papad.Tastes great !

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Rafeeda AR said...

this looks so good... would love to have it just like that...

great-secret-of-life said...

I agree with u.. So tasty curry which can well with literally anything

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Love the combo of potatoes and methi...Methi just gives a wonderful flavor..looks yummy

Shoba said...

Love ur aloo methi da

Unknown said...

had posted this few days back.. i too do this the same way. all time fav

Unknown said...

Looks too good dear ...yum yummy !!

Sundari Nathan said...

Delicious & picture perfect as always!!

Unknown said...

Our family fav meal ....... Looks delicious aloo methi!!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

I love this curry..looks tasty and nice

Priya said...

with methi leaves evrything becomes favourite ...lovely curry ...

divya said...

looks soooo mouthwatering n delicious...

jaya's recipes said...

Super yummy!

Akila said...

Very tempting curry

nandoos kitchen said...

super yummy and tempting..

Resna said...

This looks super yummy...