Aloo Methi (Potatoes with Fenugreek Leaves)

January 13th, 2013 filed under Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetables Sauteed / Dry
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Aloo Methi is a delicious dish made with potatoes, fenugreek leaves, and a combination of spices. Fenugreek is a green leafy vegetable with a unique taste that is packed with nutrients. There are many health benefits of fenugreek. This dish is delicious in addition to being healthy!

Recipe will serve 4


  • 4 medium size potatoes peeled and cubed byte size; this will make about 3 cups of cubed potatoes.
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed (jeera)
  • 1/8 teaspoon asafetida (hing)
  • 3 whole dry red chilies broken in 2 pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder (dhania)
  • 2 cups fenugreek leaves chopped or 1/2 cup dry fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mango powder (amchoor)


  1. Wash peeled and cut the potatoes in small cubes.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil. If the cumin seed cracks right away, the oil is ready.
  3. When the cumin seeds crack, add asafetida, and red chilies stir for few seconds add potatoes stir add turmeric, coriander powder, red chili powder, salt and fenugreek leaves. Mix it well and cover the sauce pan.
  4. Turn down heat to medium. Let it cook until potatoes are tender and cooked well it should take about 15 minutes. Do stir one or two times in between.
  5. From some sides potatoes will be light brown in color. If potatoes appear to be very dry add one or two tablespoons of water.
  6. After potatoes cooked well, add the mango powder and mix it well. Turn off the heat. Aloo Methi is ready to serve.



  1. Aloo Methi tastes great with plain paratha, Kadhi Rice etc.
  2. I like left over for making sandwiches.

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15 Responses to “Aloo Methi (Potatoes with Fenugreek Leaves)”

  1. […] Enjoyed: Fenugreek leaves can be used as seasoning in curries while fenugreek seeds can be used to prepare healthy herbal […]

  2. P C GIRIJA says:

    I have not yet tried this dish. I will come back after making it. It seems to be very easy to make for my husband’s lunch box

  3. All are looking good – need to be tasted

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