August 26, 2010

Kasuri Methi Wale Aloo

I love Potatoes ( What's there not to like in potatoes, anyways .. ) The other day, I was meaning to make Aloo Methi with fresh fenugreek leaves. Since, I didn't have fresh methi on hand, I used Dried Methi Leaves ( Kasuri Methi ) & I was pleased with the results.

This is one of those quick dishes that is just easy for anyone to cook & this gets done in no time. Perfect for a weeknight dinner & is great for lunch box too

Kasuri Methi Wale Aloo

You will hardly require any ingredient for this one, The name says it all .. Kasuri Methi & Aloo, they really do make a great combination. Infact, kasuri Methi pairs well with Gobi too

There aren't too many flavours in this dish. The main flavour comes from Kasuri Methi. Red Chilli powder & green chillies are added for that little bit of heat. If you cannot handle too much heat, you could leave out either of them.


You Will Need:
  • 3 large potatoes - nicely scrubbed
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 tsp Kasuri Methi
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 2 green chillies - slit lengthwise
  • Cooking Oil
  • Salt as per taste
How To:
  • Par boil the potatoes in water. Allow them to cool. Dice them & set aside
  • Heat oil in a pan, splutter cumin seeds & add green chillies & allow them to sizzle for a couple of seconds.
  • Add diced potatoes, turmeric powder, red chilli powder & salt. Cook on medium heat with a closed lid & keep stirring often to avoid the bottom from getting burnt. If the potatoes start sticking to the pan, sprinkle some water But don't add too much water else, the potatoes will get mushy.
  • When the pototoes are completely cooked yet firm, add crushed kasuri methi & give it a stir & cook for a couple of mins before transferring them to a serving bowl.
Serve with Warm rotis & Yogurt .. Enjoi !!!
NOTE:
  • Do Not add huge amounts of Kasuri Methi to the curry as it has a slightly bitter taste.
  • You can replace Kasuri Methi with fresh Methi leaves, But the flavor of Kasuri Methi is sligthly different & I love it
  • Instead of parboiling the potatoes, I sometime dice them & cook them in oil. This definitely is much more oily, but tastes like Heaven !!! This is perfect of you want to make this fir picnics esp during summer as you need not worry about them getting spoilt.

27 comments:

Priya said...

Yummy kasuri methi aloo, very tempting..

Sharmilee! :) said...

I luv both the flavours so definitely I'll like it....Beautiful click

Prathibha said...

I m drooling over that cute pieces of alu coated with goodness of kasuri methi....yummy

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats a cool idea,need not rely on the fresh methi!

notyet100 said...

this looks so delicious,..perfect with parathas

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I love this combo of kasuri methi with aloo...
lovely click!

Paaka Shaale said...

Hey Deesha,

Just loved the snap of the curry. It looks so gorgeous and melt in the mouth types.;)

swapna said...

Perfectly paired...Looks Delicious!!!

meeso said...

Wow, I made almost this exact thing last night... Just didn't use green chilies... It WAS tasty :)

Kalyani said...

wow it looks delicious & very tasty ...... i too do in the same way .......

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Looks so tempting...

Satya said...

love this combo ...i used to add crushed garlic also n the combine flavor of garlic ,kasurimethi n cumin ...wow ...awesome


Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

suneetha said...

looks delicious...

suneetha said...

Thanks for leaving comments on my recipes..

Prerna@IndianSimmer said...

I don't know why but I like kasuri methi better than the fresh green methi. probably because the aloo still stay crunchy with kasuri methi. LOve your photograph and thanx for reminding me that I have a bag full of kasuri methi in my pantry :-)

Bharathy said...

i tried making the dish with fresh methi. Loved it..
Dish looks sooper good!..yet to discover the varied taste of kasuri methi..lovely capture! :)

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Nice and looks tasty

A Little Yumminess said...

I have kasori methi lying around and I will make this. My hubby LOVES this kind of aloo subzi

aipi said...

Thanks for visiting me Deesha.You are a great cook and that is evident in the fantastic pics you take..am loving your space full of so many awesome recipes..glad to follow you here:)
I love methi aloo..have posted too on my space a few weeks ago.Your looks delicious!!
Will be here often.
Take care,
Aipi
http://usmasala.blogspot.com/

Superchef said...

love kasuri methi and love potatoes. This is always my easy to-go side for dinner!

Nandini said...

This aloo dish is spicy and yummy! Droolworthy too!

Sonal said...

i just love aalo methi..
thanks for sharing...

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Pavithra said...

Who dont love this combo.. looks super good and tempting ..ur pictures are always good.

Lav said...

thanks for visiting my space deesha...do visit often....aloo methi looks yumm....you pics look wonderful and inviting :)

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Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi,

great recipe!!!!

Sameena@http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Rachana said...

I love the flavour of kasuri methi and this aloo sabzi looks yumm!

Yummy Team said...

Superb picture!! Love aloo methi..Bookmarked to try!!