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Aloo Methi - Potatoes with Fenugreek Leaves

Fragrant methi / fenugreek leaves come together with potatoes to make this simple and delicious Aloo Methi, that is an easy side for rotis or rice.
Course Sides
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 238kcal
Author Manju


  • 3 tbsp avocado / grape seed oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp asafetida
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • ½ red onion , finely chopped
  • 2 Thai green chillies , finely chopped
  • 2 yellow potatoes , peeled and cubed
  • 1 bunch methi leaves , about 1 ½ cups when chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • salt , to taste and some to sprinkle on the methi leaves


  • Wash the methi leaves thoroughly and cut the stems near the roots and discard. Chop the rest, place in a bowl and add about 2 tsp salt to it. Mix well and keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add the cumin seeds, asafetida and dried red chillies. Once the cumin and chillie start to turn color, add the onion and green chillies. Sauté till the onions start to become soft.
  • Add the potatoes, give it a quick stir to mix everything together, cover and cook over low heat for 7-8 minutes, till the potatoes are almost tender.
  • Now squeeze the methi leaves to take out any water from them. Add to the pan with the potatoes. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, Kashmiri chili powder and salt. Give it a quick stir and let it cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and serve hot with rotis and dal or rice and dal.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 636IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg